Curbing Nutrient Pollution Puts Drinking Water First

Clean Water Action National Campaigns Director Lynn Thorp testified today before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy on issues related to “Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water”.  Cyanotoxins, the contaminant that forced the shutdown of the Toledo OH water system for several days in August of this year, are produced by Harmful Algal Blooms.

In her testimony, Thorp said “The most cost-effective way to prevent cyanotoxin contamination of drinking water sources is to reduce the nitrogen and phosphorus pollution that is also causing numerous other drinking water, environmental and economic impacts.”

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11/19/2014 - 11:16

Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water - Testimony of Lynn W Thorp - House Subcommittee on Energy & Environment

Testimony of Lynn W. Thorp - National Campaigns Director, Clean Water Action

Before the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy of the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee

Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water (download the testimony here)
November 19, 2014

In the Pits - Oil and Gas Wastewater Disposal into Open Unlined Pits and the Threat to California’s Water and Air - Images

Letter to the US House: Vote Against Bills the Undermine Science - November 17th, 2014

BlueGreen Alliance * Center for Biological Diversity * Center for Effective Government
Clean Water Action * Communications Workers of America * Defenders of Wildlife
Earthjustice * Environment America * Environmental Defense Fund
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America League of Conservation Voters * Natural Resources Defense Council * Public Citizen
Sierra Club * Southern Environmental Law Center * Southern Oregon Climate Action Now

Senators - Oppose S. 2280 - the Keystone Approval Bill * Alaska Wilderness League * American Rivers * Audubon Society of New Hampshire * AZUL * Better Future Project * Bold Nebraska * Center for Biological Diversity * Center for International Environmental Law * Center for Sustainable Economy * Chesapeake Climate Action Network * Citizens for Global Solutions * Clean Water Action * Climate Action Business Association * Climate Solutions * CREDO * Defenders of Wildlife * Earth Day Network * Earthjustice * Environment America * Environmental Defense Fund * Environment Maine * ForestEthics * Friends Committee on National Legislation * Friends of the Earth * GreenLatinos * Greenpeace USA * Hip Hop Caucus * International Forum on Globalization * Kids vs Global Warming/iMatter Campaign * Labor Network for Sustaina

Bi-partisan NJ Coalition Supports USEPA Draft Clean Water Rule

Trenton, NJ - Thirty five political leaders headed by Governors Kean and Florio and thirty-three New Jersey environmental, farming, surfing, labor and religious organizations today announced their support for a draft rule to close a key loophole in the federal Clean Water Act. Download the letters here.
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11/14/2014 - 15:17

Groups representing over 611,000 Pennsylvanians voice wide spread support for federal rule to protect clean water

Diverse group of environmental, conservation, faith based groups, unions, businesses and elected officials recognize the value of protecting headwaters for downstream water bodies, including lakes, bays, and wetlands

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Clean Water Action released public comment letters sent to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s and Army Corps of Engineers’ for its Definition of “Waters of the United States” Under the Clean Water Act  Rule.  Over 100 Pennsylvania organizations, public officials, and businesses voiced their support for this rule. The comment deadline is set for this Friday, November 14th.

EPA’s proposed rule is supported by more than 1,000 scientific peer-reviewed studies that recognize the importance of protecting headwaters to the biological, chemical, and physical integrity of rivers downstream.  At stake is drinking water for 117 million Americans, 2 million stream miles, and 20 million acres of wetlands.  In Pennsylvania, the rule would protect drinking water for 8 million Pennsylvanians who rely on rivers and streams for their water from public water systems.  Pennsylvania sportsmen will be the beneficiaries of improved fish habitat, cleaner rivers and streams, and wetlands protection.   

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11/13/2014 - 12:06

US-China Agreement on Reducing Emissions Is a Critical Step

Last night the U.S. and China released a groundbreaking agreement in the fight to curb climate change. The Obama Administration committed to reduce US emissions by 26-28% by 2025 and China announced that its emission would peak around 2030. Clean Water Action President and CEO Robert Wendelgass released the following statement:

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11/12/2014 - 08:15

EPA and Corps Clean Water Rule Puts Drinking Water First

For Immediate Release

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11/11/2014 - 12:35

Five for Fighting

Jersey Shore Magazine - Five for Fighting - Fall/Holiday edition:


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