Providence – Last week, the Providence City Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to clarify which small streams and wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act. Clean Water Action applauds the Council and thanks Councilman Seth Yurdin for introducing the resolution (read the resolution here).
“We need more leaders like Councilman Seth Yurdin and his fellow city council members. EPA’s proposed standards are strong, commonsense, and put drinking water first,” said Jamie Rhodes, Rhode Island director for Clean Water Action, “This resolution shows that, despite what we are hearing out of Congress, there are elected officials who are willing to stand with their constituents instead of the deep pocketed polluters.”
(Plymouth, MA) – On Tuesday, Clean Water Action members gathered at Brewster Gardens in Plymouth to endorse Matt Patrick (D-Falmouth)—an environmental champion who has devoted his life to protecting our waters, growing the green economy, and taking action on climate change. As a community activist, nonprofit leader, small business owner and former five-term State Representative, Matt Patrick has engaged his community at every level and is currently running for the Plymouth and Barnstable State Senate seat.