Vegetables that are genetically modified to resist pests have become a part of our daily diet, whether we like it or not. Several states have been considering legislation that would require the labeling of GMO products, but Connecticut could be the first to pass such a law. Opponents of the bill say there’s no health risk, and a law like this would pass on higher prices to consumers.
Other bills being considered would attempt to protect children and adults from toxic chemicals in products - but do state bans like this work? We’ll consider GMOs and BPAs as they become hot topics at the state capitol.
Clean Water Action is supporting a package of strong bills to protect California from the dangers of hydraulic fracturing. Among the bills that we are sponsoring and supporting are three that would impose a moratorium on fracking in California and bills that implement safeguards such as groundwater monitoring, wastewater disposal planning, a rigorous permitting process, and full chemical disclosure.
Click here to read about all of the fracking related bills and follow their status.
Today the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted to send Gina McCarthy’s nomination to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the full Senate for confirmation. Clean Water Action congratulates Chairwoman Boxer and the committee and urges the Senate to confirm Ms. McCarthy as soon as possible.
Clean Water Action President & CEO released this statement:
While California is considering many good bills to address fracking, one bill threatens to codify weak industry friendly regulations – AB 7 (Wieckowski). Among its many problems, AB 7 was written in consultation with the oil industry – the very group it’s meant to regulate, and has no support from environmental and health groups.
Help us stop AB 7 today! Click here to send a message to your elected officials
Washington, DC – Saying that it was time for the Senate to let the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “get to work,” Clean Water Action called on Senator David Vitter (R-LA) and his GOP colleagues to “show up and vote” and allow Gina McCarthy’s nomination process to move forward. Last week, claiming that Ms. McCarthy hadn’t sufficiently answered the nearly 1100 questions submitted to her, Senator Vitter led a boycott of a scheduled committee vote, denying quorum, and preventing the process from moving forward.