No one has a deeper understanding of the importance of clean water and an ethic of stewardship for our land, water and the rest of the natural world on which we all depend than the farmers that I have met.
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.”
WASHINGTON, DC – This week the Government Accountability Office released DRINKING WATER: EPA Program to Protect Underground Sources from Injection of Fluids Associated with Oil and Gas Production Needs Improvement, the results of its two year investigation into the Environmental Protect Agency’s (EPA) Underground Injection Control (UIC) program. Clean Water Action welcomes this much needed investigation into oversight challenges in the UIC program and calls on EPA to implement the recommendations detailed within the report (view the report here).
BOSTON—Today the House and Senate enacted S.2303 An Act relative to mercury management, which environmental groups decried as a mercury-products industry wish list, and a weak nod to the regional goal of virtual elimination of mercury pollution.
“If the industry wish list is a ‘1’ and the environmental community’s wish list is a ‘10’, this bill comes in at about a ‘3’,” said Elizabeth Saunders, Massachusetts Director for Clean Water Action. “Reducing mercury pollution is an important public health problem and the women and children of Massachusetts deserve better protection than the Massachusetts legislature has provided with this bill.”
Providence – Last week, the Providence City Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to clarify which small streams and wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act. Clean Water Action applauds the Council and thanks Councilman Seth Yurdin for introducing the resolution (read the resolution here).
“We need more leaders like Councilman Seth Yurdin and his fellow city council members. EPA’s proposed standards are strong, commonsense, and put drinking water first,” said Jamie Rhodes, Rhode Island director for Clean Water Action, “This resolution shows that, despite what we are hearing out of Congress, there are elected officials who are willing to stand with their constituents instead of the deep pocketed polluters.”