On September 12, 2019 the Trump administration announced the finalization of its repeal of the 2015 Clean Water Rule, leaving streams, wetlands, and drinking water sources across the country vulnerable to pollution. Some recent reporting on this repeal has relied on mischaracterizations and myths about the Clean Water Rule, mostly pushed by opponents of the rule.
Myth #1: The Clean Water Rule expanded the number of streams and wetlands that are protected by the Clean Water Act.
Clean Water Action supports the millions of students around the globe, including the many here in New Jersey, who are walking out of school today to demand that world leaders take action to address the climate crisis. Three days before the UN Climate Summit in New York, local students and their allies are joining the Global Climate Strike to push for the political will for transformative actions to halt climate change.
BOSTON—Today, in its first formal session since July, the Massachusetts Senate voted 38-0 to pass the Children and Firefighters Protection Act – which will ban 11 toxic flame retardants in children’s products, household furniture and more.
S.2338 An Act to protect children families and firefighters from toxic chemicals is sponsored by Senator Cynthia Stone Creem (D-Newton).
“Assistant administrator Ross was perfectly blunt -- the Trump administration is going to continue to pursue its dirty water agenda, come hell or high water. And if Ross, Wheeler, and Trump get their way, the high water may come first."
Advocates, experts and transit riders call upon NJ Transit and the Murphy Administration to commit to reducing GHG emissions from the transportation sector and make a firm commitment to transition to a 100% electric bus fleet by 2040.
- Kim Gaddy
"As outrageous as this move is, it’s not an isolated incident, it’s part of a broader assault on basic protections for our water. While we’re planning the next steps to stop this repeal in the courts, we’re also focused on mobilizing as many people as possible to stop the additional elements of Trump’s dirty water agenda that we expect to see later this year.”
OAKLAND, Calif. – Advocates on Friday criticized the action of the State Water Resources Control Board, as it announced its intent to regulate just two out of a family of almost 5000 toxic chemicals known as per-and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In advance of today’s State Water Board hearing to discuss implementation of the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund, Phoebe Seaton, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability; Jonathan Nelson, Policy Director, Community Water Center; and Jennifer Clary, Water Programs Manager, Clean Water Action released the following statement:
Clean Water Action State Director, Amy Goldsmith, testified at the joint annual meeting of the Senate Environment and Energy Committee and Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee. This year’s hearing focused on the state of recycling in New Jersey.
Today, the City of Boston announced a set of recommendations that will bring the city into the zero waste economy, moving away from a polluting waste system and creating good jobs for local residents.