environmental health

Fighting Flame Retardants

The Consumer Product Safety Commission  in Washington, D.C. is taking public comments on a petition to ban the use of an entire class of toxic chemicals contained in consumer items like electronics, furniture and children’s products.

These chemicals, called organohalogens, have been linked to serious health problems including cancers, nervous system disorders, reproductive ailments and lowered IQ. The chemicals off-gas from products, bond with dust and accumulate in our bodies.

They are particularly hazardous to children, pregnant women and firefighters, who are face heightened exposure when combating blazes.

Support A Restriction on Cosmetic Pesticides in Montgomery County

pesticidesPesticides pose toxic nuisances to neighbors, communities and the environment. They drift, pollute our common air, run-off into our waterways and drinking water source, and track into our homes on our shoes and clothing - where they can impact our health.

Preparing Portsmouth for Climate Change

Town Council President Keith Hamilton needs to hear from you today! khamilton@portsmouthri.com

Portsmouth is revising the town comprehensive plan and the new plan will address natural hazards. Let your Council know that you care about the comprehensive plan and that you want the revised plan to identify areas vulnerable to sea-level rise, flooding, storm damage, drought and other natural hazards.

2015 Celebration

Celebrate with us in Connecticut
Connecticut Celebration and Program Briefing
October 16, 2015, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Riverfront Boat House, Hartford, CT
As Connecticut moves into the next stages of climate change response, Clean Water Action is committed to ensuring that every community is engaged, empowered and supported to achieve deeper carbon reductions and remain livable in a changing climate.  Connecting our work in clean energy, water protection and public health is a commitment to democratic solutions and vibrant public participation.  

In 2016, we will expand our work in community sustainability, bring our national advocacy skills to the table in state water planning, continue working with major corporations to detox their products, and reach out to engage the public health community on the greatest emerging threat of our time, climate change.  Please join us.

The August 2015 Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut Newsletter

Big wins on pesticides and microbeads!

This legislative session, the Coalition was thrilled to support two bills that will safeguard our environment and the health of Connecticut residents - a strong law banning plastic microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products, and enhanced notification prior to a pesticide application on school grounds, along with restrictions on the use of pesticides on municipal playgrounds.    

This is huge!

Help us keep the momentum going with a gift today!

Electoberfest 2015!

Electoberfest 2015!We are going to need strong pro-environment elected officials!

The upcoming elections will be critical in determining how Rhode Island will address environmental issues ranging from investments in public transportation to the protection of our drinking water supply and from successful recycling to the prevention of air pollution. We are going to need strong pro-environment elected officials committed to protecting the environment, our health, and the quality of life for all Rhode Islanders! 

We can't do it without you! Join us at Hot Club on Thursday, October 15 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm and consider giving a gift.  Hear from local leaders and connect with other members of the Clean Water Movement.

Let's Transition to a Clean Energy Future!

clean energy wind turbinesePipelines, oil trains, fracking, and offshore oil and gas projects are impacting every corner of New Jersey. To fight back, we've formed a powerful new coalition to ensure New Jersey transitions to a clean energy future.

Now, we need your help to urge NJ State Legislators to join us - please contact them today!

Annual Report - 2014

There’s a very good reason the cover of our latest Annual Report (2014) features what we like to think of as a “happy picture.” You’ll understand what I’m talking about when you check out the Big Win for Our Water article.
It’s nice to know that we’re making progress and that there’s good news to report from time to time -- despite having our hands full with a Congress whose leaders seem determined to undermine our most fundamental environmental and health protections.

Yes, 2014 brought good news for our water, and, so far, 2015 is continuing that momentum. The Obama Administration’s Clean Water Rule, finalized this spring, will go a long way to close Clean Water Act loopholes, restoring protections for small streams, wetlands and drinking water.

Sign the Petition! Get FEMA to conduct an oil train derailment drill in Philadelphia

oil train paRight now, cities across the country do not have the proper resources or training to deal with emergencies related to an oil train derailment. In response, FEMA has stepped in to conduct worst case scenario drills in places like Jersey City, NJ and La Crosse, WI. The Jersey City drill revealed 87 people would be killed instantly and residents would sustain injuries up to three quarters of a mile away!

Chesapeake Currents - Summer 2015

Chesapeake Currents
summer 2015 edition

2015 Maryland Legislative Update

Years of clean water victories came under siege in Maryland’s 2015 legislature. Clean Water Action responded with ramped up efforts to educate sixty-eight new legislators and the new Governor, Larry Hogan, about the importance of preserving the state’s legacy of landmark protections for water resources and healthy communities. Read more


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