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"The bill passed by the Senate addresses some core weaknesses of our outdated chemical safety laws - but it further restricts states, narrowing their ability to protect people from chemical health threats,"

In Celebration of World Water Day, State Environmental Advocates Urge Stronger Protection of Connecticut's Waters

March 22, 2016

In recognition of World Water Day, many of Connecticut’s major environmental groups announced their renewed commitment to safeguard all the state’s water resources including streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands and drinking water sources.

Connecticut Residents, Advocacy Groups Voice Concerns Over Deal With Niagara

March 11, 2016

MDC and the Town Of Bloomfield To Privatize And Sell Water; Advocates  Urge CT General Assembly to Support State New Legislation To Protect Water