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Your Vote is Your Voice - General Elections Endorsements in New Hampshire

Clean Water Action has endorsed Jeanne Shaheen for re-election to the US Senate, and Annie Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter for re-election to the US House of Representatives.

All three have 100% pro environment voting records on Clean Water Action’s recent legislative Scorecard.  Sen. Shaheen in particular has been a leader in pushing for more efficient use of energy to fight climate change, spearheading a bi-partisan bill to promote energy efficiency.

2014 General Election Endorsements - Colorado

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The stakes could not be higher for Colorado’s water, air, land, and communities in this year’s election.  Over the course of the summer, we collected a series of questionnaires and assessed the voting records of candidates for Congress and the Colorado legislature. With the help of the 2014 Clean Water Action Vote Environment Committee, we endorsed a group of candidates that have demonstrated themselves to be environmental champions for Colorado’s natural resources and communities.

2013-2014 California Legislative Scorecard

A Clean Water Perspective on the 2013-2014 Legislative Session

The 2013-2014 session had an uncertain start as 38  freshman legislators took office, but ended on a high note as many Clean Water priorities – including a first-in the nation statewide ban on plastic bags and historic groundwater legislation – were adopted by an increasingly effective Legislature.

Six of 2013’s freshmen legislators – Assembly members Bloom, Chau, Gomez, Nazarian, Rendon and Stone - became Clean Water Champions in their first term, with Richard Bloom, Anthony Rendon and Mark Stone also authoring Clean Water Action priority bills.  Revised and extended term limits approved by the voters in 2012 (Proposition 28) mean that we can look forward to working with these champions of clean water for several more years.

Pennsylvania General Election Endorsements

Please Vote on Tuesday, November 4
Governor
  • Tom Wolf
PA House of Representatives
  • District 148 – Mary Jo Daley
  • District 157 – Marian Moskowitz
  • District 161 – Leanne Kruger Braneky
  • Distict 163 – Vince Rongione
  • Distict 167 – Anne Crowley
PA State Senate
  • District 6 – Kimberly Rose
  • District 26 – John Kane
  • District 40 – Mark Aurand

Governor

Tom Wolf: As a board member for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Tom helped oversee the implementation of a campaign to educate residents about the negative impacts of upstream runoff. He also worked with the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper on various efforts to protect the watershed and participated in the Codorus Creek cleanup. As Governor, Tom will work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote clean energy alternatives to provide local jobs, and target education dollars toward the development of a green jobs training program. Tom will also support legislation to protect our state forests and parks so that future generations will have the same opportunity to explore and enjoy Pennsylvania’s natural beauty.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

2014 Texas Endorsements

Why Wendy Davis is Clean Water Action’s 
Choice for Governor:

Here’s what’s at stake in the upcoming governor’s election. If Texas chooses Greg Abbott as governor, Texas will continue along a pathway where politics and ideology trump science. On the other hand, with Wendy Davis as Governor, Texas will finally have a leader who puts public health and the environment above the interest of well-heeled polluters.

Abbott’s recent letter threatening to sue the EPA for its plan to strengthen protections for drinking water sources betrays a long and troubling pattern.

New Jersey Currents - Fall 2014

New Jersey Currents

Fall 2014 Edition 

Climate Change, Water, and Jobs

On September 21, Clean Water Action joined more than 400,000 people in New York City for the largest climate march in history, the People’s Climate March. “Climate change is water change,” says Clean Water Action’s New Jersey Director, Amy Goldsmith, “and if we want clean water for our future, we have to take action on climate now.”

When Congress first passed the 1972 Clean Water Act, it was with the understanding that all streams and wetlands can impact the biological, physical and chemical integrity of larger downstream waters. But starting in 2001, polluter-friendly court decisions and the agency actions that followed stripped away longstanding Clean Water Act protections, leaving critical resources vulnerable to pollution and destruction. We’re taking action here - you can too. Read more 

Michigan Currents - Fall 2014

Michigan Currents

Fall 2014 Edition 

On the Environment: Snyder Fails

Clean Water Action’s scorecard for Gov. Rick Snyder’s first term highlights his failure to safeguard Michigan’s environment. “As someone who just wants to have their water and drink it too,” says Clean Water Action’s Denny Green, “the Governor couldn’t have done much worse on the environment if he’d tried.”

Gov. Snyder received a failing grade based on actions he took (or failed to take) on fourteen different bills, coming up on the wrong side twelve times. “This subpar performance, nearly a 90% rate of failure, is shameful for the governor of a state literally defined by its Great Lakes,” Green says. Read more

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From We All Live Downstream

739,794 comments and countingOctober 22, 2014 was historic. Today we showcased nearly 750,000 public comments (that's three quarters of a million, and counting) from people like you to EPA Water's Deputy Assistant Administrator, Ken Kopocis, staff from US Army Corp of Engineers, and to Maryland’s US Senator Ben Cardin. We showed them the broad public support for EPA's proposal to protect the nation's streams and wetlands. They were enthralled. Kopocis said at one point, "Clean water provides a boom to the economy...brewers, recreation & agriculture depend on clean water." And it’s TRUE, all the little things we take for granted every day absolutely depend on clean water and healthy watersheds.

Your Vote is Your Voice - General Elections Endorsements in California

Please Vote on Tuesday, November 4
  • Proposition 1 – Water Bond - YES
  • San Jose Mayor – Sam Liccardo
  • East Bay Municipal Utilities District Ward 3 -  Marguerite Young
US House of Representatives
  • District 2 – Jared Huffman
  • District 11 – Mark DeSaulnier
  • District 17 – Mike Honda
CA State Senate
  • District 2 – Mark McGuire
  • District 6 – Roger Dickinson
CA State Assembly
  • District 2 – Jim Wood
  • District 7 – Steve Cohn
  • District 10 – Marc Levine
  • District 15 – Tony Thurmond
  • District 16 – Tim Sbranti
  • District 25 – Kansen Chu
On Tuesday, November 4, California voters will go to the polls to select their candidates for hundreds of federal, state, and local offices.  Voters will be choosing between the top two vote-getters from the June primary. In some cases, the candidates facing off may come from the same political party.  

Clean Water Action does not endorse in every race, but reviews each race and determines where to make endorsements based on a variety of factors.

Here's how we made these endorsements:

Clean Water Action reviews candidates’ records and contacts them for additional information. We consider candidates regardless of party and support those who demonstrate a commitment to the environment and our communities.

Based on these and other factors, Clean Water Action makes the following recommendations for November 4.

Yes on Proposition 1 - Water Bond

Clean Water Action has worked for many years to ensure that needed investments in water infrastructure reflect the needs of California.  We support the $7.54 billion water bond on the November ballot because it makes those investments, including

VIDEO: Clean Water Action and Sierra Club Endorsements in Rhode Island

On Friday, October 17th Clean Water Action and Sierra Club officially announced endorsements in the 2014 General Election in Rhode Island. Learn more about our endorsements here.

Watch the Videos below!

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