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.”
Newark, NJ-This week, Clean Water Action and NJ Environmental Justice Alliance (NJEJA), both founding members of the Coalition for Healthy Ports, held a Truck Count and Walking Tour in the South Ward of Newark, which is surrounded by highways, the airport, railroads, trucks, a superfund site, polluting industry and the Port of Newark.