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Chemicals in Laundry Water Polluting U.S. Waterways

For release: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:01 AM EST Contact: Kim LaBo, 651-587-7752 (cell) Erika Schreder, 206-632-1545 ext 119, eschreder@watoxics.org

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09/17/2014 - 13:00

Settlement Reached on Lawsuit over Alleged Illegal Discharge of Gas Drilling Wastewater in Pennsylvania

Settlement prohibits unconventional wastewater, reduces discharge and protects Allegheny River

(Pittsburgh) – Clean Water Action and Waste Treatment Corporation (WTC) of Warren, PA agreed upon a settlement today of a federal lawsuit filed by Clean Water Action in October 2013. Clean Water Action alleged in its lawsuit that WTC violated the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and the state Clean Streams Law through their continued discharge of up to 200,000 gallons per day of gas drilling wastewater into the Allegheny River in western Pennsylvania.

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09/11/2014 - 08:35

The 2013-2014 Scorecard: Michigan's Legislature

In 2014, Michigan’s legislature actively sought to dismantle existing clean water and other environmental protections. Often these actions were taken under the banner of job creation and natural resources protection, but the voting record tells the real story. This session has shown that Michigan’s elected officials are more committed to representing well-funded polluters than standing up for the Michiganders who elected them. In the past year the legislature has rolled back years of progress in protecting Michigan’s water and natural resources, while encouraging the outsized influence of big money in Michigan politics.

Protecting Baltimore’s Drinking Water: City Council Passes Resolution Supporting EPA Rule

Baltimore, Sept. 10th – Monday night, the Baltimore City Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) and US Army  Corps of Engineers (Corps) proposal to clarify protection of streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. Clean Water Action applauds the Council and thanks Councilman James Kraft for introducing the resolution (view the resolution here) and his continued leadership on environmental issues.

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09/10/2014 - 13:01

The House of Representatives Chooses Polluters Over Clean Water Again

Dirty Water in the House of Representatives

Washington, DC - Today the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5078. The bill seeks to stop the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) from moving forward with a proposed rulemaking to clarify which small streams and wetlands are covered under the Clean Water Act.

Clean Water Action President and CEO, Robert Wendelgass released this statement:

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09/09/2014 - 15:00

The 2014 Clean Water Scorecard: Governor Snyder

The 2014 election season is underway. This year Governor Snyder will run for a second term as Governor of our great state. In the past four years, Governor Snyder has made promises about protecting Michigan’s energy, communities, and environment, especially the Great Lakes. The disconnect between Governor Snyder’s words and his actions tell the real story: he is not a true guardian of our environment or our communities.

Download the Scorecard

A Bright Idea: Recycle Fluorescent Bulbs

Adler's HardwareSmall businesses across the Ocean State are collecting light bulbs containing mercury for recycling as a part of a program supported by Clean Water Fund and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.

Stores that sell the bulbs and other home furnishings are offering residents a free collection service for burned-out compact fluorescents (CFLs) and linear bulbs up to 4 feet in length. The stores will ship the waste bulbs to a recycling facility.

Clean Water Action Endorses Anthony Brown for Governor

Brown earns support through his unrivaled commitment to clean water, environmental justice, and cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE, MD. – Today, Clean Water Action endorsed Anthony Brown for Governor because of his commitment to environmental justice and cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay, support for preserving Maryland’s open space, and record of advancing wind and solar power.
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09/04/2014 - 10:56

We Bagged It!

After 6 years of advocating for a state-wide bag ban, and 121 local bag bans, Clean Water Action and our allies finally succeeded in passing a state-wide bag ban. That makes California the second state in the nation to ban single use plastic grocery bags.  SB 270 (Padilla and DeLeon) passed on August 29, 2014 and now it goes to Governor Brown’s desk for signature. It's a great win for California. Tell Governor Brown to sign this bill into law!

Join us for Electoberfest 2014

Join us for Electoberfest 2014

Thursday October 16 from 5:30 - 7:30 at the Hot Club

We need your help to educate and elect pro-environment candidates. Your support for our political programs is a long-term investment in preventing pollution, building an economy based on environmentally safe jobs and businesses, and empowering Rhode Islanders to take charge of our environmental future.

RSVP today - click here! 

The 2014 elections will be here before you know it and they 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.

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