On February 14th, 2019, the EPA announced its “PFAS Action Plan” which follows up on four commitments announced in May but misses numerous opportunities to use EPA authority to address PFAS chemicals. EPA is announcing that it will begin the Safe Drinking Water Act process for two chemicals – PFOA and PFOS – and evaluate whether new information supports setting limits for more PFAS chemicals. The agency also commits to improving analytical methods and to increased monitoring for more PFAS chemicals in drinking water.
Please join us for this critical public forum on the urgent case for a moratorium on fossil fuel projects, and bold policy solutions to facilitate a rapid and fair transition to a New Jersey powered by 100% clean renewable energy.
Washington, D.C. -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “PFAS Action Plan” released today summarizes ongoing activity, affirms commitments the agency made in May 2018, and announces several new initiatives. “EPA’s PFAS Action Plan is an exhaustive review of what EPA is doing and commits to some new initiatives, but given the urgency around PFAS chemicals it is still literally the least EPA can do,” said Clean Water National Campaigns Director Lynn Thorp.
"Andrew Wheeler and the other special interest lobbyists President Trump has placed at EPA don’t want to hear from the public because they know Americans will oppose the Dirty Water Rule"
Read a statement by Amy Goldsmith, NJ State Director of Clean Water Action at an Empower NJ press conference releasing a groundbreaking report calling for a fossil fuel moratorium in New Jersey.
Quotes from additional authors of “Fighting Climate Change: The Urgent Case for a Moratorium on all Fossil Fuel Projects in NJ”
A report released today documents the devastating climate impacts if 12 new frack gas projects in New Jersey move forward with one completed in 2018, in stark contrast to Governor Murphy’s stated commitment and legal requirements to combat global warming and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
New Jersey Governor Murphy has set forth an ambitious 100% renewable energy by 2050 agenda including an offshore wind program that is on track to make New Jersey a nationwide leader in its development. At the same time, approvals and permits are moving forward for fracked gas pipelines, natural gas generating stations, and gas compressor stations.
Clean Water is working to ensure that small streams and wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act’s pollution control programs. The Clean Water Rule restores safeguards to most streams and wetlands and protects the drinking water sources for more than 117 million people.
Announcing a leadership training program on the health hazards of lead in Philadelphia and what we can do about it. Learn from experts, simple but effective steps to identify and live safely in the presence of lead. The training and continuing support from Clean Water Fund prepares those who attend to participate in the campaign to end lead poisoning in Philadelphia.