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Chesapeake Currents|Online: Archive

Chesapeake Currents|online, Summer 2009

In this issue of Chesapeake Currents|Online:

Keep Virginia Uranium Mining Ban

Clean Water Currents|online, Volume 37, No. 2, Summer 2009

In this issue of Clean Water Currents|Online:

For California Woman, Protecting A River Can Cost You A Job
Heather Wylie traded her job for a river. And, given the choice, she'd do it again.

For California Woman, Protecting A River Can Cost You A Job

Restoring the Clean Water Act Must Top Congress' Agenda

Clean Water Currents|Online, Summer 2009, Volume 37, No. 2

Legislation introduced in the United States Senate April 2 would restore critical Clean Water Act protections lost through six years of confusing and contradictory court and government agency decisions.

The Clean Water Restoration Act was introduced by Sen. Russell Feingold, D-WI, and several co-sponsors.

What You Won't See In Those 'Clean Coal' Ads: Dirty Air, A Wall of Sludge, Poisoned Rivers

Clean Water Currents|Online, Summer 2009, Volume 37, No. 2

Surely you've seen the ads. They are scattered around the internet and splashed across our newspapers and magazines. Their commercials interrupt our favorite television shows and invade our local radio station's airspace. Yes, the ads are everywhere. But that doesn't make them true.

No PR campaign, no matter how well executed, can make coal clean. It's simply not possible.

Chesapeake Newsletter, Winter 2009

In this issue of the Chesapeake Newsletter:

Winning Big
The November elections were a flood of successes for clean water across the country, and the Chesapeake region had its share of victories.

Winning Big

Chesapeake Newsletter, Winter 2009

The November elections were a flood of successes for clean water across the country, and the Chesapeake region had its share of victories.

Our presidential endorsee, Barack Obama, won in every state in this region, including Virginia.

Protecting Our Water Resources

Chesapeake Newsletter, Winter 2009

In October of 1972, Clean Water Action was there when a bipartisan congressional majority overrode a presidential veto and passed the Clean Water Act into federal law. We were there in the 1990's when Rep. Newt Gingrich led an effort to replace the Clean Water Act with what we described as the "Dirty Water Act." And when the Bush administration initiated efforts to dismantle the Clean Water Act in 2001, we mobilized a national grassroots effort that halted their efforts.

New Study Illuminates Lead Link of Children's Health and Water

Chesapeake Newsletter, Winter 2009

The recent publication of a study that shows a relationship between elevated blood lead levels and high levels of lead in the drinking water after a switch of water treatment has given a new impetus for the need to revamp the way that the District manages water resources. The need for a health-based policy is clear, and recent events confirm that it is impossible to trust the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) under its present leadership. There is no safe level of lead exposure, and WASA continues to trumpet that the City's drinking water is safe, despite clear and persistent evidence of lead contamination.

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