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Help Conserve Water in Colorado

Water is our most precious resource, and we need to do everything we can to conserve the water we have.  Everyone – homeowners, renters, business, Government – everyone needs to do their part. Right now farmers and ranchers are ready to join in. They just need Governor Hickenlooper to help them out. Ask the Governor to support farmers’ and ranchers’ efforts to conserve Colorado Water – visit this page.

Stand Up for Strong Rules on Carbon Pollution!

#ActOnClimateThe Environmental Protection Agency is taking public comments on whether to close the loopholes that allow corporations and big polluters to dump unlimited amounts of carbon pollution from power plants into our air. This same pollution is already having devastating effects on water from Chesapeake Bay to the Great Lakes to the Colorado River and is putting our agricultural and tourism industries at risk.

Click here to submit your comment today!

Take Action to Protect State Forests

Send Governor Corbett and your state legislators a message today! Tell them that drilling in our state forests is a bad idea!

A report by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources looking at natural gas drilling’s impact on our state forests found that:

From the Blog: Project Stream Clean – #ProtectCleanWater

Over the past few decades, Earth Day has become Earth Week. It’s a time for people and communities to connect with each other to take a stand for our environment and water. Earth Week and Earth Month give people a chance to focus finding solutions to everyday environmental problems – like the illegal dumping of trash into our creeks.  Unfortunately, illegal dumping is rampant in the Huntington community. But there are people who want to stop it and protect their creeks.

“People are always dumping back here, regardless of the time of day,” says Angelica Carter, community member. “We just want our stream to be clean and we want to protect clean water.”

Carbon Standards for Existing Plants are a Huge Step Forward for our Water and the Fight Against Climate Change

For Immediate Release
June 2, 2014

Washington – Today the Obama administration announced carbon pollution standards for the nation’s existing power plants. These landmark safeguards for public health, the environment, and climate are the biggest step forward in our fight against climate change. Americans from Boston to Minneapolis to Oakland have been calling for this step for years. Clean Water Action welcomes the new proposal and will mobilize our more than one million members to support President Obama’s proposal.

Bob Wendelgass, Clean Water Action President and CEO released this statement

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06/02/2014 - 08:18

Small Businesses Don’t Benefit from Polluted Water

For immediate release

May 29th, 2014

Today, the U.S. House Committee on Small Business held a hearing on EPA’s proposed rule to restore Clean Water Act protections to half the nation’s streams and more than 20 million acres of wetlands. These bodies of water feed the drinking water sources for 117 million Americans and support small businesses from craft brewers to sport fishers to developers to recreation companies. Clean Water Action issued this statement:

Published On: 
05/29/2014 - 12:12

Pennsylvania's looser power plant air emissions controls criticized

Testifying at Tuesday's state Environmental Quality Board hearing in Pittsburgh, Rachel Martin Golman of Squirrel Hill said Pennsylvania's proposal for controlling power plant air emissions is so weak it is "unconscionable."

It was the kindest thing said by any of the 15 people testifying at the first of three public hearings against the power plant emissions rule proposed by the state Department of Environmental Protection.

"This rule would allow coal-burning power plants to emit pollution 40 percent higher than they are already emitting and nine times higher than what they can already achieve," Ms. Golman said. "It's letting the power plants off the hook."
Published Date: 
05/28/2014

Endorsing Clean Water Champions in California

vote button with stars and stripesOn 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.

Time for More Solar in Michigan - Take Action!

Michigan currently has the opportunity to be a national leader in transitioning our energy production toward a sustainable future and solar power is a tremendous untapped resource. It can reduce the demand on polluting power plants and create local jobs, all while protecting our Great Lakes.Tell Governor Snyder and the MPSC to harness the power of solar!

2014 Florida Legislative Scorecard

Great Blue Heron in the Everglades The regular session of the Florida Legislature closed on May 2, 2014. Clean Water Action had several victories in defeating dangerous legislation and worked positively to amend other legislation that would have had a negative impact on water quality and public health.

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