Kingston in 2008. Lake Michigan in 2011. North Carolina in 2014. None of these toxic coal ash spills should have happened, but because of decades of lax regulations, they did. Take action today and tell the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that you are fed up with coal-burning power plants poisoning our water with lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium and other nasty chemicals - click here!
Connecticut has strong incentives and financing for clean energy, but through no fault of their own, most residents are unable to participate. Many of our communities are ill-suited for solar power due to tree cover or the direction the roofs face. Additionally, renters are left out as they lack property on which to install a clean energy system. Click here to send a message in support of HB 5412.
SB 1132, introduced by Senators Holly Mitchell and Mark Leno, would put a moratorium on fracking, acidizing and other oil and gas well stimulation techniques in California. The bill would ensure that no fracking occurs while the state takes a hard look at the numerous risks that fracking poses to our water, air, health, climate and economy. It’s time to protect our communities and our water.
We will be celebrating progress in our ongoing campaign to build a culture of water conservation in Texas. Since last year's Spring for Water event, we secured passage of Senate Bill 198, which no longer allows homeowner associations in Texas to ban xeriscaping. Since the bill's passage, we have held community meetings in Dallas, Houston, Fredericksburg, Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Bastrop, Pflugerville, and many more, to assist HOAs in revising their landscaping practices in a way that achieves the maximum benefit from the new law. Our meetings bring together HOA board members and residents, landscaping experts, HOA management companies, municipal water conservation staff, and other key stakeholders. We are proud to announce that numerous HOAs now give broad latitude to homeowners wishing to xeriscape as a direct result of our outreach. For example, right after hearing one of our presentations, four HOAs in Dallas amended their landscaping rules to allow residents to reduce turf grass coverage in their front yards from 100% to 25%!