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Where Will You Be on September 21st?

Climate change is impacting us. And it’s not good. Pollution from power plants and other sources is affecting our food…our air…our water. It’s super-sizing things like hurricanes and droughts. If we don’t take action, it’s only going to get worse. So, don’t you think it’s time we did something about it?

On September 21st, you’ll have your chance to demand action.

New Jersey Groups Denounce Frack Waste Ban Veto

Trenton, N.J. - The Frack Waste Ban Bill (S1041) was passed by New Jersey's Legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support, then it landed on the desk of Governor Chris Christie for his approval. Unfortunately for residents of the State, our drinking water, and the environment the Governor vetoed the bill.

The bill prohibits the discharge, disposal, processing, storage, or application to a roadway in the State of waste from the process of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking", for natural gas.

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08/09/2014 - 13:23

Tell Local Governments to Protect Your Drinking Water from Toxic Fertilizer Pollution

Heard about the drinking water crisis caused by uncontrolled water pollution in Ohio last week?  Worried that toxics will contaminate your drinking water here in Florida?  Then you may want to check out "PROTECT OUR WATER QUALITY: Palm Beach County Can Do More, And So Can You!", a study and call to action about the problem of excessive fertilizer use and how it can put your drinking water at risk.

Clean Water for Delaware's Future

In March, Gov. Markell announced an ambitious “Clean Water for Delaware’s Future” plan to accelerate water cleanup for Delaware’s bays, rivers and streams, “within a generation.” The plan touts the many public health and economic and job creation benefits associated with clean water and aims to solve problems with toxic pollution, aging infrastructure, pollution from farming, and the need to protect and conserve forests and wetlands. Delaware’s industries must be “upgraded” to reduce their pollution impacts on water, the Governor says.

DC Water Proposes Innovative Pollution Solution

A new proposed “green infrastructure” initiative could save energy and beautify neighborhoods while reducing pollution coming from sewer pipes in the District of Columbia. DC Water, the regional water and sewer authority that provides drinking water to DC residents and manages wastewater for the Washington metropolitan region, hopes to modify a legal settlement aimed at fixing sewage pollution in Rock Creek and the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers.

North Carolina Coal Ash Spill Flows to Virginia

Coal ash on the Dan River - Courtesy of Waterkeeper AllianceIn 2012, when Duke Energy’s Dan River coal-fired power plant in Eden, North Carolina was retired, many local residents may have thought that they were now free of the plant’s worst pollution. Unfortunately, plants of this type can leave a lasting pollution legacy, including coal ash waste which can remain toxic for decades. At the Dan River plant the coal ash was stored in an unlined pond on the edge of the Dan River.

In February 2014, a storm water pipe under the pond broke, draining toxic coal ash into the Dan River. By the time the pipe had been sealed a week later, 27 million gallons of slurry and 80,000 tons of coal ash had been dumped into the river, causing untold economic and environmental damage. The Dan River supplies drinking water to the town of Danville, just across the border in Virginia.

Clean Water Action Endorses Candidates Throughout Michigan

The grassroots organization announces key 2014 endorsements


LANSING, MI – Today, Clean Water Action, Michigan’s largest environmental and conservation organization, formally endorsed candidates across Michigan. Below is a list of the organization’s endorsements.

“The candidates we have endorsed have made protecting our Great Lakes among their top priorities,” said Nic Clark Michigan Clean Water Action Director. “We have great confidence that they will stand with Michiganders and make great strides toward protecting our Great Lakes, environment, and communities.”

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07/31/2014 - 14:49

A Clean Water Champ for Senate

Sara Lu and Senator Udall

State Director Sara Lu with Senator Udall

This fall we have a pretty simple choice:  we can re-elect a clean water champion who will stand up for people across Colorado or give deep pocketed polluters one more ally in the US Senate. That’s why Clean Water Action is proud to stand with Senator Mark Udall and endorse him for re-election.

Senator Udall is a long-time leader on environmental priorities. He has led the way on renewable energy as well as protecting our water and our lands. Most notably, Mark Udall:

Salsa for Sustainability

Join Clean Water Fund on Friday, September 12 for a night of food, drinks, raffle, and a silent auction - RSVP here.  

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The night will feature live band Machete Kisumontao, dance performance and lessons by the Latin American Cultural Union, salsa tasting, awards, prizes and more!

Protecting Clean Water in Maryland

On July 24th, Clean Water Action (CWA) held a press conference that recognized the thousands of Marylanders who have written letters and postcards in support of the Administration’s proposal and kicked-off the final 90 days of Clean Water’s comment gathering. Additionally, the American Sustainable Business Council released the results of its national poll that shows 80% of small businesses owners support the proposal.

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