(Sacramento, California, February 19, 2018)—Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) has introduced legislation to prohibit new projects that use oil wastewater to irrigate food crops until the practice has been proven safe.
The bill would also prohibit new permits to use oil wastewater for other purposes, such as aquaculture (farmed fish), watering livestock, and recharging groundwater aquifers, until the state can determine that the practice is safe.
February 14, 2018 – Pittsburgh – Today Clean Water Action endorsed Erika Strassburger in her campaign for City Council District 8. Clean Water Action is non-profit environmental organization that has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. They have roughly 80,000 members across Pennsylvania, and 1,500 members in District 8.
"This is an outrageous attack on public health and our climate that will put communities at risk. It flies in the face of public opinion ─ people across the nation support this commonsense rule, as do 75% of westerners, who are most at risk."
"It seems that the President and his advisors picked through the trash of their worst ideas and rejected proposals, repackaged them, and hoped no one would notice."
"This isn't a plan, it's a scam to sell off our roads, bridges, and other vital infrastructure to wealthy corporations while gutting the bedrock laws that have protected our water, air, and health for decades"
Today the Appellate Court released their decision on NJ Sierra Club vs NJDEP on the Exxon settlement. They have ruled against our appeal based on merit but had a split decision on standing and right to appeal. The court decided that the environmental groups suing, have standing enough to appeal this case. By appealing the case, this decision comes after the constitutional dedication of settlement funds. This means that the money will not be able to be diverted for other purposes.
Conservation groups today challenged in court the administration’s effort to strip away crucial clean water protections from rivers, lakes, streams and other waters that feed drinking-water sources for nearly 20 million people in the South and 117 million people across the country.
Today, more than 30 environmental, health and social justice organizations urged Congressional leaders to exclude an extension of the tax credit for carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) from any spending bill.
Today, Clean Water Action joined a broad coalition of business, community, and environmental groups at a Statehouse press conference to speak out about the nuclear subsidy bill, S877 (Sweeney).
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