We’re fighting to rid California of single use plastic bags and expanded polystyrene (Styrofoam™) food containers. Disposable plastic products and packaging are filling the world’s oceans with debris (mostly plastic). This tidal wave of plastic pollution devastates the marine ecosystem, adds pollutants to seafood, and harms California’s $46 billion dollar coastal tourism economy. We support solutions that:
In the last four years, we’ve helped many communities decide to get rid of single-use plastic bags and foam food containers. Learn more about what we’re doing to promote reusables and take action in your community on foam containers and plastic bags.
Clean Water Actions and our allies are in the final stretch of a multi-year effort to develop and finalize California’s Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Regulations. However, due eleventh hour efforts by the chemical industry and their allies to delay the regulations, we have to keep the pressure on Sacramento to move forward with these ground breaking rules.
Please take a moment to send a message to Governor Brown and ask him to ensure that the Safer Consumer Products regulations move forward!
The two-year legislative session that ended August 31 brought serious setbacks for Clean Water Action campaigns to reduce plastic pollution of California’s waterways and protect communities and the environment from fracking dangers. However, state lawmakers passed measures Clean Water Action initiated to protect drinking water, particularly for small and economically disadvantaged communities, which Gov. Brown recently signed into law.
Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food Initiative: VOTE YES!
Many foods on the market in California and nationally, including certain baby formulas and a high percentage of corn, soy, cotton, and sugar beets used in processed foods, are made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are plant or animal products with laboratory-altered DNA. This experimental form of food production has not undergone long-term, peer-reviewed health impacts research. Yet because there are no GMO labeling requirements, consumers can’t tell which products contain GMOs.
If Proposition 37 is approved, it will:
Vote For These Clean Water Champions!
The 112th Congress has voted relentlessly to weaken basic environmental protections, including the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act. While most of the House’s bad bills did not move beyond the Senate, they could be resurrected in the next Congress, depending on what happens this November 6. That is why Clean Water Action is supporting incumbents, Clean Water champions and new candidates with strong environmental credentials.
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