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Toxic Power Plant near a fishing spot - Photo courtesy Pete Harrsion, Waterkeeper Alliance

Instead of weakening these pollution standards for power plants, EPA should uphold the zero discharge standards for bottom ash wastewater and act to strengthen the standards for scrubber sludge wastewater to include limits on critical pollutants like bromide and boron that the 2015 did not address.

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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.

Corroded pipe with lead service fittings. Credit: Mike Thomas / Creative Commons

EPA chose not to require full replacement of lead service lines — the largest source of lead in drinking water — and stopped short of other measures to reduce exposure.

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Help get a budget proposal that includes record-breaking funding for protecting our natural resources in Virginia across the finish line!

Test tubes, table of elements. Photo credit: Ben Schonewille / Shutterstock

Congressional intervention is a critical part of the policy action needed to address the widespread presence of these troubling chemicals in the environment and their continued use in everyday products like food packaging, in foams used to fight fires, in industrial processes like chrome planting, and literally throughout the economy.

PA Coke Works

Over this past Christmas, residents in the Mon Valley suffered from nearly a week of unhealthy air pollution levels – violating federal Clean Air Act standards. The main culprit was the U.S. Steel Clairton Coke Works, one of the largest single sources of air pollution in Allegheny County. Despite fines and legal actions, U.S. Steel has failed to clean up their plant which has long subjected residents in Clairton and throughout Allegheny County to pollution that can cause asthma attacks, heart attacks, and strokes.

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Michigan has been a leader in addressing PFAS. In the summer of 2019 the Whitmer Administration began to create Michigan’s first-ever enforceable drinking water standards for PFAS chemicals. The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has finalized the draft MCL (maximum contaminant level) and opened it up for public comments. Now it’s your turn to get involved.

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Our state is defined by water, and in Michigan our water belongs to the people. But we don’t always act like water is our most importance resource.

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Massachusetts is at a crossroads: We bury, burn, or export 5.6 million tons of trash each year which threatens the health of our communities, destroys valuable resources and wastes a lot of taxpayer money.