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Maryland Program Coordinator

Clean Water Action is hiring a Program Coordinator to develop and implement the organization’s legislative, electoral and policy work in Maryland. We are seeking an energetic and experienced candidate with a policy and advocacy background. Our current campaigns cover a broad set of issues including enforcement of existing environmental laws, reducing urban stormwater pollution, stricter pesticide regulation, and environmental justice. Clean Water Action is a national citizens’ organization with 1 million members nationally, including 165,000 in the Chesapeake region, working for clean, safe, affordable water, prevention of health threatening pollution, creation of environmentally safe jobs and businesses, and empowerment of people to make democracy work.

Maryland Program Organizer

Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are hiring a campaign organizer to help develop and implement the organization’s environmental initiatives in Baltimore and statewide. We seek an energetic and experienced organizer who will work within a leadership team to spearhead our environmental campaigns. Clean Water Action is a national citizens’ organization with 1 million members, including 165,000 in the Chesapeake region, working for clean, safe, affordable water, prevention of health threatening pollution, creation of environmentally safe jobs and businesses, and empowerment of people to make democracy work.

Letter to the Senate - 8.5.15: Oppose S. 1324, dangerous legislation being led by Senator Capito


August 5, 2015

Dear Senator,

From the Blog: EPA’s Clean Power Plan is Here and That is Good for Everyone, Yes, Everyone

By John Noël, National Oil & Gas Campaigns Coordinator, @noel_johnny

Today the Obama Administration finalized EPA’s long awaited Clean Power Plan. The groundbreaking rule aims to reduce carbon pollution from existing coal plants by 32% over the next 15 years. The Plan provides flexibility for each State to meet its emission reduction targets and is packaged as a three-pronged opportunity. An opportunity for States to meet their emissions reduction targets by investing heavily in renewable energy and kick starting the local clean energy economy which goes hand in hand with a sustainable energy future. States have an opportunity to reduce consumer electricity bills with new efficiency measures. Lastly, the Plan is an opportunity for States to reduce public health hazards of power plant pollution, which contributes to asthma, heart attacks and premature deaths.

An Ambitious Step to Fight Climate Change and Protect Our Water

Washington - The Environmental Protection Agency today finalized the Clean Power Plan (Plan), the nation's first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants. The ambitious Plan provides flexibility and encourages innovation from the states to accelerate the shift to cleaner energy and make major reductions in dangerous climate-changing carbon pollution by 2030.

Clean Water Action President and CEO Robert Wendelgass released this statement:

Autumn Toast Auction Items 2015

autumn toast auctionCome on out and sample great wine, snack on spectacular food, meet some great people and support Clean Water at our 6th annual Autumn Toast to a Healthy Environment event being held Sunday, October 4, 2015 at the Pine Barrens Golf Club in Jackson. www.cleanwateraction.org/autumntoast2015

Bakersfield Residents to Call on Gov. Brown to Stop Fracking and Oil Drilling

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM

In Statewide Day of Action, California Families and Residents Urge Gov. Brown to Protect Public Health and Climate

Bakersfield, Calif. -- Following the release of a statewide study on fracking and oil well stimulation in California, Bakersfield residents and Clean Water Action will host a Toxic-Tea & ‘Champodrido’ Fest and Pathway Walk.  Learn about the health and environmental impacts of drilling activities in Kern County.  Join us at Panorama Park as we walk towards a pathway to 100% clean energy.
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07/30/2015 - 12:29

Annual Report - 2014

There’s a very good reason the cover of our latest Annual Report (2014) features what we like to think of as a “happy picture.” You’ll understand what I’m talking about when you check out the Big Win for Our Water article.
It’s nice to know that we’re making progress and that there’s good news to report from time to time -- despite having our hands full with a Congress whose leaders seem determined to undermine our most fundamental environmental and health protections.

Yes, 2014 brought good news for our water, and, so far, 2015 is continuing that momentum. The Obama Administration’s Clean Water Rule, finalized this spring, will go a long way to close Clean Water Act loopholes, restoring protections for small streams, wetlands and drinking water.

11 Environmental Groups Oppose Energy Bill as Drafted - 7-27-15

Alaska wilderness league *American Rivers * Clean Water Action * Defenders of Wildlife * Earthjustice * Environmental Defense Fund * Friends of the Earth * GreenLatinos * League of Conservation Voters * Natural Resources Defense Council * Sierra Club

July 27, 2015 (Download the letter here)

Newark Activists Kick Off Effort to Stop Deadly Diesel Pollution From Port Trucks

Moving Forward Network National Week of ActionThis week, we joined the Moving Forward Network's National Week of Action to demand clean air and environmental justice at our ports!

We held a Walking Tour and Truck Count on Thursday, July 30 in the South Ward of Newark, which is surrounded by highways, railroads, trucks, a superfund site, polluting industry and the Port of Newark. Read the Press Release.

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