Photo caption: Clean Water Action staff and volunteers—from left, Lisa Bjerke, Kadineyse Ramize Peña, Joel Wool, Cee Byrd, Jennie Stephens, Terina Keller, Danny Faber, Elizabeth Saunders, Alex Papali
There was widespread concern in the environmental community that the Minnesota Legislature would spend the 2017 legislative session putting our water, air, and public health at risk.
For the past three years, one of our main campaigns in Michigan has been the effort to decommission Enbridge’s Line 5 pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac. The campaign has taken many different turns over the past three years, and this summer is going to be crucial, as we prepare for a public comment period for Gov. Snyder’s Pipeline Safety Advisory Board meeting that will run from July 6th to August 4th.
EPA is already underfunded, suffering from years of budget cuts despite its crucial role in protecting all of us. Further reducing EPA’s budget would severely limit its ability to protect our water, air and climate. The proposal calls for slashing grants to states to carry out their environmental and health protection programs.
One year ago today, I was woken up by texts letting me know that a train had derailed in downtown Baltimore and asking me if I knew what was going on. I had been working to fight crude oil trains for almost two years then, so I knew what might have happened if the train cars that had derailed had carried crude oil: an explosion and fire that would have killed community residents in their homes, damaged the campuses of the University of Baltimore and the Maryland Institute College of Art, and changed the face of Baltimore. Fortunately, the cars carried liquified petroleum gas vapors and ac
It’s clear that President Trump won’t be acting on climate or clean water – in fact everything he’s done has taken us backward. But here in Pennsylvania, we can make a difference.
Summer should be a time to have fun, to meet new people, and to get out of our comfort zones, which is why I’ve got no problem saying that of all the summer job opportunities, working with us at Clean Water Action is one of the best.
Our national news is full of bad news for the environment, but we don't need the Paris Climate Accords to fight climate change. Here's some good news on our local campaigns across the state fighting for clean air, clean water, and health: