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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. 

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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.

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Send a message to the Director of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. Ask her to reject Enbridge Energy’s resource and NPDES permit requests to build a tunnel for the Line 5 pipeline through the bottomlands of the Straits of Mackinac.

The project is too dangerous.

Send a message now!

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Climate change is already having devastating effects on drinking water because climate change is water change.  We have to get serious about tackling the climate crisis now – and that means electing leaders who will join us in the fight against climate change.

Tell McDonalds to go PFAS free

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.

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We need to make sure people have access to the ballot during this crisis. That means expanding Vote by Mail, early voting options, absentee balloting, and making sure that any in-person voting can be done safely. The US House passed a bill to give states the funding needed -- $3.6 billion -- to ensure safe and equitable elections in the fall. The Senate must follow suit.

Send a message to your Senators today. Demand that they support funding for safe elections.

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Last week, Governor Whitmer asked Enbridge Inc., to provide financial assurance mechanisms as well as an insurance policy for the Line 5 pipeline that names the state of Michigan as co-insured. We know that nothing will protect the Great Lakes from an increasingly likely Line 5 oil spill short of revoking Enbridge’s easement, but at the very least Enbridge’s insurance policy would ensure that Michigan taxpayers aren’t left holding the bag when a devastating oil spill does occur. 

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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).