Virginia

Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake

In 1983, 1987 and 2000, Maryland Governors and their counterparts in Virginia, the District of Columbia and other jurisdictions in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed signed formal agreements that set timelines for cleaning up the Bay.  The most recent agreement called for deadlines that were to be met by 2010.  That deadline will not be met.

Chesapeake Currents - Spring-Summer 2014

chesapeake currents
Spring/Summer 2014

Council's Science-Based Vote a Water Protection Landmark

Montgomery County’s Ten Mile Creek has been called the “last best creek.” It feeds the Little Seneca Reservoir which supplies emergency drinking water for more than 4.3 million DC area residents. The creek is at the center of a pristine and sensitive natural resource area in the northern part of the county and has long been threatened by short-sighted development proposals.

The Save Ten Mile Creek Coalition together with Clean Water Action scored a major victory this April, when the Montgomery County Council voted unanimously for responsible limits on  new development in area. The Council’s April 1 action thwarted developers’ latest plans, which would have paved over more than 150 acres. Read more

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!

Canvass Director and Assistant Canvass Director Positions Now Available

Clean Water Action is the nation’s largest grassroots group focused on water, energy and environmental health.  Clean Water Action’s 1 million members participate in Clean Water Action’s programs for clean, water, prevention of health-threatening pollution, and creation of environmentally-safe jobs and businesses.  Clean Water Action’s nonpartisan campaigns empower people to make democracy work.

Make a Year End Gift for Clean Water in the Chesapeake Today!

Clean Water Art WorkWe need action now to secure a clean water future for everyone. I support the goal of fishable, swimmable, drinkable water for Maryland, Virginia, DC, and throughout the country.

Success on many of our top clean water priorities has never been closer - restoring protection for small streams and wetlands, controlling polluted runoff,
reducing toxic pollution that threatens our drinking water, and more - we just need you. This progress, and the positive momentum we're talking about didn’t happen automatically — it happened thanks to Clean Water Action members like you.

2013 Virginia State Legislative Endorsements

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You know how important water is to our economy, health and quality of life in the Commonwealth. That’s why this election is so critical. Tomorrow you need to be a clean water voter – find your polling location here and go vote!

You're not just deciding who your next Governor will be. You're choosing an Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor, and Delegate too. Those politicians are the ones who will make decisions about protecting water, health, and the environment on your behalf.  Voters like you will make the difference in all of those races. Make your voice heard on Tuesday, November 5th – and make sure your friends and family join you – we need to turnout as many voters like you as possible.

Chesapeake Currents | Late Summer 2013

chesapeake currents
late summer 2013 edition

Saving Montgomery County's Ten Mile Creek

Ten Mile Creek, the “last best creek,” is threatened by a proposed development in Clarksburg, in northwest Montgomery County. The proposed final and optional phase of a build-out in what was a rural area would be certain to degrade Ten Mile Creek’s water quality.

In addition to its status as a valuable natural area, the creek is a backup drinking water source for Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) customers, increasing the issue’s importance for most Montgomery and Prince George’s County residents.

Many citizens from already-developed parts of the Clarksburg area are raising their voices about how further development could harm their quality of life as well as the creek. Advocates have added their voices to the debate, as the proposed development would be the antithesis the “smarth growth” ideal of walkable urban places with nearby public transit. Instead, this development would cause needless natural resource degradation and increase dependence on long-distance travel.

Protecting Clean Water - Our 2014 Annual Event

Join us to Celebrate Clean Water!Clean Water Action, along with our members, has been taking action for clean water for more than 40 years. We couldn't do it without you - and it's time to celebrate. Join us in November to look back at 2014, get ready for 2015, and have a good time. Click here to get your tickets.

  • Friday, November 14, 2014, 6-8pm
  • The Mansion on O Street
  • 2020 O Street NW | Washington, DC | 20036

Meet other Clean Water Action members, talk with board members, and learn more from Clean Water Action staff. Hope to see you there!

For information about sponsoring our 2014 Annual Event, please click here.

To purchase advance tickets, please click here.

Polluting Power Plants in Virginia

There are 16 power plants in Virginia that dump toxic wastewater into lakes, streams, and rivers. They dump millions of pounds of pollution* into our water every year. Click on the icons on the map to learn more about the power plant in your community.

Help us stop this toxic mess. Click here to tell EPA to end Power Plant Water Pollution

Power Plant Water Pollution Press Releases

New Report Shows 16 Coal-fired Power Plants in Michigan Discharge Toxic Pollution Highlighting Critical Need for Strong Federal Standards

 

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