SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In advance of today’s State Water Board hearing to discuss implementation of the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund, Phoebe Seaton, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability; Jonathan Nelson, Policy Director, Community Water Center; and Jennifer Clary, Water Programs Manager, Clean Water Action released the following statement:
“I hired Sean in 2011 to join our field canvass. Little did I know then what an integral part of the organization he would become over the next eight years,” said Mary Brady-Enerson, Michigan Director of Clean Water Action. “Every time I’ve asked for more from Sean he has grabbed the added responsibility and run with it. His passion for and dedication to Clean Water Action’s mission is hard to match. I look forward to seeing Sean grow and excel in this new role.”
Clean Water Action State Director, Amy Goldsmith, testified at the joint annual meeting of the Senate Environment and Energy Committee and Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee. This year’s hearing focused on the state of recycling in New Jersey.
Today, the City of Boston announced a set of recommendations that will bring the city into the zero waste economy, moving away from a polluting waste system and creating good jobs for local residents.
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Clean Water Action’s ReThink Disposable program has completed a hugely successful two-year project in Alameda to “unpackage” the city by helping local food businesses dramatically reduce single-use disposables.
Members of the Environmental Justice (EJ) community, community leaders, youth, supportive elected officials and progressive advocates called on the Murphy Administration to make major strengthening changes to NJ's Draft 2019 Energy Master Plan (EMP).
We appreciate many elements of Worcester’s proposed Clean City Program that will educate the public, create new waste programs, and reduce litter in the city. However, the provision to mandate clear plastic bags for recycling is not going to reduce waste--in fact it is wasteful--and there is little empirical evidence to justify its inclusion.
“It’s unacceptable that oil companies are still injecting toxic wastewater into potential drinking water sources, in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Despite significant progress by state agencies in recent years to improve California’s Underground Injection Control program, the oil and gas industry still has far too much influence. State regulators need to stand up to fossil fuel interests and take more aggressive action to protect our water."
The following statement can be attributed to Sean McBrearty, Michigan Campaign Organizer, Clean Water Action:
Sanger, CA — The Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund Coalition released the following statement today from Phoebe Seaton, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability; Jonathan Nelson, Policy Director, Community Water Center; and Jennifer Clary, Water Programs Manager, Clean Water Action after Governor Newsom signed an urgency bill that, along with the budget bill passed on June 13, will deliver $1.4 billion over 11 years to finally realize California’s promise of safe water for all: