Sacramento -- On a 3-1 vote specific to reducing a proposed timeline for stopping Central Valley water pollution from 45-years to 35-years, and a 4-0 vote on the entirety of the Amendment, the California State Water Board approved the proposed Central Valley Basin Plan Amendment. This Amendment will guide salt and nitrate management in around 40% of the state for decades. The condition of approval, via a resolution, directs the Central Valley Regional Water Board to make significant revisions to the Amendment to better protect communities from unsafe drinking water now and into the future.
Almost four years ago, the sewers of Baltimore erupted in a scandal.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Maryland Department of the Environment had sued the city to force it to fix its leaky and overwhelmed sewer system and stop discharging raw waste into the Inner Harbor and urban streams.
Have you had sewage back up into your home in Baltimore City? Are you worried that aging infrastructure and increased rainfalls might make it happen to you? Do you want to hold Baltimore City government accountable for helping your neighbors who experience this health threat and financial burden? Join us for a rally (4PM) and public hearing (5PM) to demand a better solution for sewage backups in Baltimore City. RSVP here!
Frederick is losing forests at an alarming rate: 420 acres per year. Join us all at 11AM for a press conference and rally to demand: Frederick County needs to stop forest loss and start forest regrowth for healthy lands, waters, and communities. RSVP here.
The New Jersey legislature refuses to address the major environmental challenges facing the state, according to the 2018-2019 Clean Water Action Scorecard.
“EPA’s proposal lacks the most proactive step we can take to reduce lead at the tap - a timeline and a requirement for full lead service line replacement,” said Lynn Thorp, Clean Water Action National Campaigns Director. “There is a clear public health case and national momentum to get the lead out through a holistic and thorough plan to replace service lines.”
Trenton, NJ -- Today, Clean Water Action joined Governor Murphy and other members of the Jersey Water Works Task Force on Lead in Drinking Water to release its report “Lead in Drinking Water: A Permanent Solution for New Jersey”.