Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Campaign for Safe Cosmetics’ advocacy campaigns have changed consumer and industry behavior
Last week’s chemical spill at Freedom Industries in Charleston, WV illustrates the importance of robust oversight of facilities and activities which threaten drinking water sources. It also illuminates the challenges faced by the nation’s Public Water Systems to ensure that their customers have the water they need. Even today, several hundred thousand people and numerous businesses are still without the tap water upon which they rely for drinking, cooking, bathing, serving customers and other aspects of daily life.
Oakland - In the more than 40 years since the Clean Water Act was established, not one of California’s hundreds of polluted waterways have been fully restored to health. The problem is only getting worse as a result of the state’s failure to stem the tide of pollution. Cleaning Up California’s Polluted Waterways: An Action Plan to Improve the TMDL Process , released today by Clean Water Action, documents just how drastic the situation has become and presents California officials with a plan to move forward and clean up the state’s waterways.
(Pittsburgh) – Clean Water Action applauded the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling today that overturned Act 13, state legislation backed by Gov. Corbett and the oil and gas industry to rewrite state gas drilling rules. The court specifically overturned portions of Act 13 that required municipalities to allow drilling in all zoning districts, including residential areas.
“We opposed the restrictions on municipal zoning rights that Act 13 represented, and we are pleased to see the courts agree that Governor Corbett and our state legislature cannot allow one industry to ignore local laws,” stated Myron Arnowitt, PA State Director for Clean Water Action.