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On Tuesday, June 3rd, California voters will go to the polls to select candidates for dozens of federal state and local offices. Because of California’s new primary laws, the two top vote-getters in each race, regardless of party affiliation, will face off against one another in November.
The following clean water champions deserve your vote on Tuesday.
You can help stop micro- plastic pollution in inland and coastal waters today! Take action here.
Your state legislators need to hear from you about two important bills. SB 270 (Padilla and DeLeon) will eliminate single use plastic bags at grocery and retail stores and AB 1699 (Bloom) will end the use of micro-plastic beads in facial scrubs and personal care products. Both plastic bags and micro-beads contribute to the increasing load of plastic pollution in inland and ocean waters throughout the world. This is your chance to help stop this pollution.
Learn more about what we're doing to stop plastic pollution here.
Clean Water Action is working to protect California from the dangers of hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Across the country, communities are suffering from health impacts related to fracking including: contaminated drinking water and polluted air, degradation of local waterways, and decreased property values. In most states, fracking operations are designed to extract natural gas reserves. In California, it’s all about oil.
Manufacturing products with less toxic materials and promoting the development of "green chemistry" can not only protect our communities, workers, and ecosystems, but can actually save businesses money, increase efficiency, reduce liability, and give them a competitive advantage as other parts of the world regulate the use of toxic materials.
As California enters its third consecutive dry year, water conservation is a popular topic - television, newspapers, billboards, and radio messages are telling us to conserve water because of the drought.
Clean Water Action agrees that we should practice additional conservation during times of drought. But California's is a dry climate that is expected to become dryer still as the impacts of climate change intensify. This drought gives us an opportunity to rethink our attitudes about and our overall use of water.