Protecting our water, health, and environment shouldn’t be a partisan issue -- but it has been, in the US Congress. For the fifth time since 2010, support for common sense legislation to safeguard our water, address the climate crisis, fix our democracy, and put people first broke down along party lines. Democrats broadly supported the idea that we should act like drinking water matters and act on climate while Republicans broadly supported the fossil fuel industry and other corporate special interests.
More than a million Big Mac boxes are used and thrown out each each day. New test results show that those boxes may contribute to the PFAS “forever chemicals” pollution crisis. In this new study, the Big Mac box tested positive for PFAS, as did a McDonald’s fry bag and cookie bag.
This study shows that McDonald’s could be responsible for a whole lot of toxic trash. And once PFAS-containing trash goes into a landfill or incinerator, the chemicals can end up in our air and water.
It’s time to hold brands, manufacturers, and the plastics industry accountable for their role in the plastic pollution crisis! Please urge your representatives in the U.S. Congress to co-sponsor the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act S3263/ HR5845.
This bill, introduced by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), would hold the plastic industry and other companies responsible for the waste they produce - also known as Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR).
Everyone deserves access to clean water, and that’s why it’s so important that leaders in the U.S. House are fighting back against the Trump administration’s rollback of clean water safeguards. The Clean Water For All Act (H.R. 6745) would block the administration’s reckless Dirty Water Rule, which jeopardizes the rivers, lakes, streams, and other vital water bodies our families, communities, and economies depend on.
Will you send an email to all fourteen companies that earned F grades? These companies, including Ulta, Starbucks, and TJ Maxx/Marshalls need to hear from you.
Please join Clean Water Action and impacted communities across California in asking for Governor Newsom to use his executive power to require a 2500-foot setback from oil and gas operations in order to protect our fenceline communities, who often are communities of color, and who far too often are the acceptable sacrifice for oil and gas profits.
Contact your city councilperson TODAY and tell them to support the HOPS Bill #200425 which would ban the use of herbicides in our public spaces such as playgrounds, parks, and playing fields as well as encourage sustainable management of public lands and transparency with the use of pesticide applications.