Connecticut News

Green Procuement

May 11, 2017

Most of us don't think much about the impact of our purchases on the marketplace but when we make conscious choices to purchase furniture without toxic chemical flame retardants, cookware without h

Letter to the Editor: Rules Rollback Threatens Water

May 1, 2017

Connecticut is fortunate to have abundant sources of clean water for drinking, recreation and supporting wildlife. But our waters are at risk. Wednesday, the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing to reconsider the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Rule.

A Mind the Store Event in Meridien, CT

Mind the store in CT in 2017

April 20, 2017

Clean Water Action and the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy CT are lead partners in a national campaign urging major retailers like Walmart, Target, CVS and Home Depot to "Mind the Store." 

Keep Playgrounds Free of Toxic Recycled Tire Mulch

April 20, 2017

We can't throw tires away in landfills because of all the toxic chemicals they contain so why is it okay to grind them up, call it recycled rubber mulch and use them on children's playgrounds?  Recycled tire rubber contains numerous toxic chemicals including styrene, a chemical that is neurotoxic and a likely human carcinogen, butadiene-a proven human carcinogen linked to leukemia and lymphoma and lead and cadmium which are also neurotoxic.  

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Protecting Connecticut's Water

August 30, 2016

We're partnering with residents, environmental groups and policy makers across the state to assure that the state water plan currently under development is comprehensive and robust and we want to p

Chemical reform: Progress, but not enough

June 8, 2016

"The bill passed by the Senate addresses some core weaknesses of our outdated chemical safety laws - but it further restricts states, narrowing their ability to protect people from chemical health threats,"