The United States Congress has a once in a generation opportunity to invest in our future. The Build Back Better Act currently being crafted and debated is the last, best chance for the U.S. to do our part to avert the worst impacts of climate change.
Reforming our democracy is essential to protecting our water, taking bold action to address the climate crisis, and protecting our communities. The influence of corporate special interests has slowed or even reversed progress cleaning up toxic chemicals, safeguarding drinking water sources, and holding polluters accountable.
Michigan’s water belongs to all of us. Currently our water is at risk of over-extraction and privatization. Water bottling companies, like Nestle, take public-owned water, bottle it, and sell it as if it were a commodity. As drought conditions are further exacerbated by climate change across much of the world, the demand for Michigan’s water will only increase.
Send a letter to your legislators today in order to ensure this transportation program supports cleaner air, greater decision-making power, and high-quality jobs for those who need it most.
Connecticut established bold goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions including 100% clean electricity by 2040. But we will not reach these goals unless we ramp up energy efficiency, shift to renewable energy that provides clean electricity for heating and cooling systems for buildings and transportation and stop the use of fossil fuels—oil, fracked gas and propane—for everything.
We have an important opportunity to push hard for these goals right now!
Earlier this year the State Water Resources Control Board (the Board) planned to propose a final drinking water standard for Chrome 6 in the spring. That has slipped to “late fall”, but there is no guarantee that is going to happen. After all, it has taken them 4 years to get this far. We need your help now to ensure that the standard is not delayed any further and that it is the most health protective rule possible. Please tell the Board today to set the standard at 1ppb and to do it quickly.
The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), a regional governing body that protects the health and safety of the Delaware River Watershed, is made up of the four governors of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, as well a representative from the Army Corps of Engineers.