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.
The 2014 Florida Legislature ended May 2 with several Clean Water Action
victories — a combination of dangerous bills defeated and other
legislation strengthened to improve water and health protections. At the
session’s start Clean Water Action collaborated with members and allies
to urge lawmakers to include public health, clean water and clean
energy among their priorities. Although 1,812 bills were filed, only 264
passed both chambers, the lowest number in more than a decade.Read more
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed long-overdue power plant pollution standards to limit the amount of toxic metals and other chemicals that can be dumped in our water. Unfortunately the coal industry is already trying to block them.Make sure the president hears from you today
America’s Everglades is a globally unique and invaluable natural resource for Florida. Over one-third of Floridians – nearly 7 million people – get their daily water supply from the Everglades. It is vitally important to improve water quality, restore water flow, and protect remaining native habitat to ensure this incredible resource will be an asset to Florida’s communities for generations to come.
Cancer, infertility, learning and developmental disabilities, and early puberty are rising at alarming rates. Studies show links between toxic chemicals used in consumer products -- like baby products, school supplies, personal care items, and cookware -- and many of these negative health trends. Chemicals must be tested for health and human safety standards to ensure that our communities will be protected from the known toxic chemicals that currently plague consumer products Floridians use in our homes, schools, and businesses every day.
Every day coal burning power plants dump millions of pounds of toxic laced ash into Florida's surface and ground waters. This irresponsible handling of coal ash leaves our residents and natural resources unprotected from exposure to arsenic, mercury, chromium and many other harmful substances. We must work to ensure that coal ash is property handled and stored so Florida’s public health and water resources are not compromised.