2014 Clean Water Election Central

Elections 2014! The mid-term elections are nearly here. From local to state to federal, the candidates we elect on November 4th will have a huge impact on the policies and laws that affect our water, our famiies, and our communitie. We need every Clean Water Voter to get out and vote. And bring your family and friends.

To see which candidates have earned the Clean Water Endorsement, please visit your state homepage or the pages below:

On Eve of Largest Climate March in History, New Jersey Leaders Call for Action on Climate

Jersey City-As international leaders prepare for the UN Climate Summit next week in New York and New Jerseyans prepare to cross the Hudson on Sunday morning for the largest climate march in history, a new study shows New Jersey's fossil fuel power plants dump as much carbon pollution into the atmosphere as the entire country of Guatemala.
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09/18/2014 - 12:23

Trash Talk: Troubles for Baltimore's newest and long-delayed waste-to-energy plant are mounting. Is that such a bad thing?

Drivers approaching the entrance of the former FMC Corp. chemical-making complex on Baltimore’s industrial Fairfield peninsula are welcomed by a large and well-lit green sign mounted on a landscaped terrace: “Future Home of Fairfield Renewable Energy Power Plant.” They’ve been so welcomed since at least June 2011, when Google Street View captured images of the same sign and the 90-acre site, where the only visible changes since are the removal of a smokestack and the installation of a series of metal beams on the property’s eastern edge.
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Key House Committee Guts Pennsylvania Stream Protections

Harrisburg, PA— A bill that threatens clean water by eliminating streamside buffer protections for certain streams has been passed through Pennsylvania’s House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee. The bill now moves to the floor of the House of Representatives for full consideration.

House Bill 1565, even as amended, removes safeguards requiring buffers with a width of 150 feet alongside streams that are designated as “high quality”, or “exceptional value”. Streams with this designation are able to support sensitive ecosystems and wildlife. They are also classified as safe enough for swimming & fishing, and are critical to Pennsylvania’s outdoor recreation economy.
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09/16/2014 - 09:49

Don't Let the Legislature End Protections for Streams

Only a few years ago, Clean Water Action and our allies scored a big win when Pennsylvania established rules for streamside buffers in our most precious streams. Now, lawmakers are caving to well-funded industry lobbyists to take it all away. Don't let them!

Protect Your Community From Crude Trains

If you live in or near Philadelphia, there is a good chance you’ve seen crude oil trains traveling through your town. Crude oil trains travel through the suburbs of Southeastern Pennsylvania and straight through Philadelphia’s communities and business centers. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), has acknowledged the imminent danger of crude oil trains and wants your input. This is your chance to protect your community.

Tell the U.S. DOT to issue an immediate ban on DOT 111 tank cars and finalize the strongest option for new tank car standards.

Lauren Carson Wins!

Lauren CarsonThe Rhode Island primaries are over and Clean Water Action is so happy to announce that our own Lauren Carson (D-75) is now a State Representative from Newport!  Winning the primary, Lauren will not face an opponent in November.

Lauren, 60, has worked in a number of different capacities for Clean Water Action. First serving as the State Director of our New Jersey chapter from 1985-1986, Lauren relocated to Newport in 1986. She stayed on the national staff until 1991.

Clean Water Action Releases Governor Snyder’s First Term Scorecard

Rick Snyder has failed to be a guardian of our environment and our communities

LANSING — Today, Clean Water Action released a scorecard highlighting Governor Rick Snyder’s failure to safeguard Michigan’s environment. The scorecard highlights Governor Snyder’s failure to veto laws that will harm our environment.
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09/09/2014 - 14:02

2013 Annual Report

With support from members like you, we’ve made some amazing progress in 2013 and 2014 in protecting our water and our health from pollution. And with your continued support and involvement, even more is yet to come. Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund helped lead the fight to stop toxic dumping by power plants into our rivers and streams in 2013. Before we launched that campaign, most people didn’t realize that power plants are the #1 source of toxic water pollution, often discharging unlimited amounts mercury, arsenic, lead and other chemicals into our water. By the end of the year, hundreds of thousands of people had demanded action, encouraging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to adopt a strong rule to stop toxic pollution from power plants.

Collecting Mercury Bulbs in Rhode Island - Participating Retailers

Rhode Island Mercury Bulbs Collection LogoJerry’s Paint and Hardware                         
120 Point Judith Road
Narragansett, RI, 02882

Ace Hardware
633 Putnam Pike Rd
Greenville, RI, 02828

Center Ace Hardware
156 County Road
Barrington, RI, 02806

RI DEM LogoSalk Hardware and Marine
2524 West Shore Rd.
Warwick, RI, 02889

Salk Hardware and Marine
5939 Post Road
North Kingstown, RI, 02852

Adler’s Hardware

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