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Oppose H.R. 1599, the improperly-named “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015.”

Clean Water Action * Earthjustice * Environment America Friends of the Earth * Greenpeace * League of Conservation Voters Natural Resources Defense Council * Sierra Club

July 21, 2015 (Download the letter here)

11 Enviro Orgs Call on Changes to Energy Print and Raise Concerns over Specific Provisions

Center for Biological Diversity * Clean Water Action * Earthjustice * Environment America
Friends of the Earth * GreenLatinos * League of Conservation Voters
Natural Resources Defense Council * Public Citizen * Sierra Club * Southern Environmental Law Center

July 21, 2015 (Download the letter here)

House and Senate: Restore Environmental Funding and Reject Damaging Riders to FY 2016 Interior, Environment, Appropriations

Alaska Wilderness League • American Bird Conservancy • American Rivers Association of Partners for Public Lands • Audubon Society • Center for Food Safety Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice • Center for Sustainable Communities
Clean Water Action • Defenders of Wildlife • Earth Day Network • Earthjustice • Earthworks Endangered Species Coalition • Energy Action Coalition • Environment America Environmental Defense Fund • Environmental Investigation Agency
Epic-Environmental Protection Information Center • Friends of the Earth Interfaith Power & Light • International Forum on Globalization • Klamath Forest Alliance KyotoUSA • League of Conservation Voters • Los Padres ForestWatch
National Parks Conservation Association • Natural Resources Defense Council
New Energy Economy • Oceana • Rachel Carson Council • Sierra Club Southern Environmental Law Center • Southern Oregon Climate Action Now Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance • The Wilderness Society

July 20, 2015 (Download the letter here)

Dear Mr. President, Senators and Representatives:

On behalf of our millions of members and supporters, we write to emphasize the importance of restoring funding for environmental programs and avoiding environmentally damaging policy riders in the FY16 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations bills.

Both the House and Senate Interior and Environment Appropriations bills are deeply flawed, and we view recent developments stalling those harmful bills as an opportunity to entirely revisit the FY16 Interior appropriations process. We urge both chambers not to move forward with these bills that undermine popular environmental investments and bedrock environmental laws through dozens of drastic policy riders.

Support for H.R. 2983’s innovative drought solutions that will benefit communities, farmers, and the environment

American Rivers * California Coastkeeper Alliance * Center for Biological Diversity * Center for Food Safety * Clean Water Action * Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation
* Defenders of Wildlife * Earthjustice * Endangered Species Coalition * Environmental Action Committee of West Marin * Environmental Defense Fund * Epic-Environmental Protection Information Center * Friends of the Earth * Klamath Forest Alliance * League of Conservation Voters * Los Padres ForestWatch * National Audubon Society * National Parks Conservation Association * Natural Resources Defense Council * Northcoast Environmental Center * The Wilderness Society *

July 17, 2015 (Download the letter here)

The Honorable Jared Huffman
U.S. House of Representatives
1630 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Re: Support for H.R. 2983’s innovative drought solutions that will benefit communities, farmers, and the environment.

Dear Representative Huffman:

On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write to express our support for H.R. 2983, your recently introduced legislation that provides real drought solutions that will benefit California’s communities, farmers, and the environment.  Instead of blaming the environment and pitting certain water users against others like H.R. 2898, H.R. 2983 would provide new investments in lasting water solutions, growing the economy while also protecting our rivers, wildlife, and the thousands of jobs that depend on them.

H.R. 2983 authorizes and helps fund innovative water supply measures like water recycling and stormwater capture and focuses on improving outdated, inefficient water-related infrastructure. Investments in these modern water supply solutions could create millions of acre feet of new water supply for cities and farms in California and across the west, taking pressure off of imperiled rivers and streams and providing a more drought resistant water supply.  The bill also authorizes improved management of existing surface water reservoirs, watershed restoration, and projects to reduce evaporative losses from existing infrastructure.

Letter to Senate and House Conferees: Reject Anti-Environment Riders from the NDAA, HR 1735 - July 13, 2015

American Bird Conservancy * American Rivers * Californians for Western Wilderness * Center for Biological Diversity * Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists * Clean Water Action * Defenders of Wildlife * Earthjustice * Endangered Species Coalition * Environmental Defense Fund * Environmental Protection Information Center * Friends of the Earth * Greenpeace * Klamath Forest Alliance * League of Conservation Voters * National Audubon Society * Natural Resources Defense Council * Rocky Mountain Wild * Sierra Club * Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance * The Wilderness Society * Western Watersheds Project

July 13, 2015

Dear Conferee:

We are writing to urge you to ensure that a number of destructive, controversial and extraneous anti- environmental provisions that have been included in H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act for 2016, are not included in the final conference report on the legislation.

Campaign to Governor & Attorney General: Shut Down Enbridge’s “Line 5” Oil Pipelines & Launch Transparent Public Process

LANSING – In a report released today, Governor Rick Snyder’s Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force went public today with recommendations that hold some promise but lack a commitment to an open public process and immediate protective actions, leaving the Great Lakes and Michigan’s economy – with one in five jobs tied to abundant, high quality fresh water – vulnerable to a catastrophic oil spill from a pair of aging pipelines that push 23 million gallons of oil a day through the Straits of Mackinac, said leaders of the Oil & Water Don’t Mix campaign.
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07/14/2015 - 11:29

Don't Make Fracking Worse

The water the gas industry already uses for fracking is a toxic cocktail laced with chemicals. Despite this, Pennsylvania is actually considering legislation that would make fracking even more dangerous and less regulated.

SB 875 encourages the use of acid mine drainage (AMD) for fracking operations. AMD is polluted water that flows out of abandoned coal mines. More than 4,000 miles of streams in PA are already polluted by AMD. To make matters worse, very little research is available on how coal mine water reacts with chemicals used in fracking. What information there is exposes several problems that can result from the use of mine water. AMD for fracking is a bad idea. Help us stop this bill today!

Email your state representative today and tell him to oppose this dangerous legislation.

Groups Decry Judge’s Ruling for Christie-Exxon, against the Public

Trenton, NJ -- We are disappointed in the Christie Administration selling out the environment and the public and we are disappointed in the judge’s ruling to deny our intervention in the Exxon settlement case. We are looking into appealing the court’s decision and other legal actions. Our coalition of environmental groups filed a motion to intervene in the settlement because we believed the people of New Jersey are not properly represented by the DEP. Our motion planned to show that this settlement is wrong and Exxon should be responsible for the environmental damages impacted and would uphold the Spill Act, Natural Resource Damages, and the Public Trust Doctrine.

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07/13/2015 - 14:56

Independent scientific study: California is failing to protect health and the environment from fracking and other oil production

Clean Water Action released the following statement in response to the California Council on Science and Technology's (CCST) "An Independent Scientific Assessment of Well Stimulation in California" which can be downloaded here.

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07/09/2015 - 13:23
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