In one of the most exciting election seasons in recent history, Clean Water Action's membership grew dramatically in New Hampshire as part of our drive to elect strong environmental leaders in the Granite State. To keep this great momentum going forward, we've launched the Civic Engagement Project with a goal to educate, engage and mobilize our 15,000 members in New Hampshire on key federal and state issues.
Minnesota pesticide laws make it difficult for people who have been exposed to a pesticide to find out which one it is. Minnesota law prohibits anyone but veterinarians and doctors from receiving pesticide applicator records. Even they must fill out forms, taking up valuable time in when these records are needed- often a medical emergency. These roadblocks to access leave doctors treating patients based on a best guess, treating only symptoms.
Clean Water Action's Zero Mercury Campaign has launched campaigns in Rhode Island and Massachusetts to require manufacturers to take responsibility for the collection and recycling of thermostats and light bulbs that contain mercury.
Everyone in New England is familiar with the old fashioned round thermostat used to control the temperature in our houses. Many people don't know that those thermostats contain 3 to 5 grams of mercury. Since a single gram of mercury is toxic enough to contaminate all of the fish in a 20-acre lake, that adds up to a significant source of pollution that needs to be controlled.