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This year, the Maryland General Assembly voted to pass a ban on chlorpyrifos in Maryland, but Governor Hogan vetoed the bill. Hogan's decision hurts public health at a time when our farm workers, especially, are already incredibly vulnerable. Send your representatives a message today: override Hogan's veto and protect public health.

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Urge your Rhode Island State Representatives to prioritize the Beach, Clean Water, and Green Economy bond when they reconvene.

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Plastic pollution is a problem at every stage of its lifecycle: from extracting the fossil fuels needed to create it and processing them into plastic, to their ultimate destination whether that is a landfill, an incinerator, or litter in our environment. And as recycling markets change with fewer products becoming realistically recyclable, and as plastic companies exploit the coronavirus crisis to promote their products, the global plastics crisis is just getting worse.

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On April 27, the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced plans to give the proposed Killingly fracked gas power plant a permit to discharge up to 90,000 gallons of wastewater daily. 

The plant requires this permit in order to move forward so this is our opportunity to act! The public comment period ends on May 26th.

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Local governments need to purchase essential products just like any household or business -- furniture, cleaning products, office supplies and building materials are necessary to keep things running smoothly.  However, these products are often purchased in such large quantities that there can be a large measurable impact on the environment and the health of our communities.

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The Minnesota Legislature has been meeting remotely during the COVID-19 crisis. While the primary focus has been on important critical emergency response, there  are recent developments we’d like to share with you.

First, some good news—last week the Minnesota Senate voted to ban the use of trichloroethylene (TCE), a toxic cancer-causing chemical. The bill is one step closer to becoming the first state restrictions on this industrial solvent since a local manufacturer, Water Gremlin Co., exposed nearby communities to this chemical at unsafe levels for years.

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We are deeply concerned about Michiganders struggling economically during this COVID-19 pandemic and the potential for many to lose access to gas and electric in their homes. While it is encouraging that several Michigan utilities have announced policies to protect certain customers, such as extending shut-off protections and offering bill assistance, this is not enough.

Please sign on below to urge Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Public Service Commission to use their powers to ensure that every Michigander has access to heat and electricity for the duration of the pandemic.

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In light of the current public health crisis, access to clean water