On Monday Governor Whitmer took action to protect our Great Lakes, strengthen Michigan’s response to PFAS contamination, and bring Michigan into the US Climate Alliance. These actions are already under attack and we need you to email your lawmakers today, and urge them to take a stand for our water!
To summarize, the Governor took three actions:
Join us in thanking Governor Whitmer for taking strong and immediate steps to protect our Great Lakes and address climate change by re-organizing the Department of Environmental Quality into the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, and entering Michigan into the US Climate Alliance today!
Contact your representative to SUPPORT legislation that will protect clean water and public health from coal ash pollution!
Massachusetts state legislators have until Friday, February 1st to stand up for health, justice and climate stability by co-sponsoring bills that will be considered during the 2019-2020 legislative session. When it comes to protecting children from toxic chemicals, getting lead out of drinking water, putting a stop to climate change or protecting our most vulnerable – the time is now.
Clean Water Action is urging legislators to co-sponsor 10 bills this session to:
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are a family of approximately 4700 synthetic chemicals used in a wide array of products and industrial processes, including non-stick cookware, clothing, carpets, and industrial fire-fighting foam.
PFAS chemicals have been used in consumer products and fire-fighting foam on industrial sites and military bases. Exposure is associated with health impacts including cancer, thyroid disease, ulcerative colitis and birth defects. A new state task force was established by Governor Wolf to develop strategies to address this issue and they want to hear from you.