Since Energy Answer's entrance into Baltimore in 2008, we have been organizing with numerous groups like Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN), Sierra Club, Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR), Community Research, Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) and others in order to fight the proposed Energy Answers Incinerator. Especially instrumental was Free Your Voice a group of local students assisted by United Workers.
The campaign has focused on encouraging groups contracted to receive energy from the monstrosity known as Energy Answers to divest from dirty Waste-To-Energy (WTE) that pollutes our communities and invest into truly green energy.
With a stroke of Friday the 13th luck, we had some success!
Philadelphia, PA - Today, Clean Air Council, Clean Water Action, and Tookany-Tacony Frankford Watership Partnership, stood shoulder to shoulder at the Seaport Museum in Penn's Landing, to demand that City Council introduce and pass single use bag legislation that would impose a small fee for any person(s) who uses a single use bag when making a purchase from a retail establishment. Everyone agreed that reducing bags is an easy way to tackle the City's ongoing problem with single use bags that end up in rivers and streams, clogs storm drains, and negatively impact neighborhoods, and threaten wildlife.
“We cannot continue to jeopardize the quality of one of our most precious natural resources. My priority with this bill is the safety of Californians.
Newark, NJ-Today, New Jersey-based recipients of the Kresge Foundation's Climate Resilience and Urban Opportunity Initiative gathered in Newark to announce a new grant and partnership that will focus on climate-resiliency planning, policy development, and implementation efforts to advance the priorities and needs of low-income people. View photos here.
The Kresge Foundation selected seventeen community-based nonprofits from across the nation, out of over 230 nonprofit applications, with the grant. As the only application selected in New Jersey, Ironbound Community Corporation, New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance, and Clean Water Action, have been awarded this opportunity in Newark to work as a collaborative team to deepen their leadership in local and regional climate resilience efforts and create a Newark Resiliency Action Plan (Newark RAP). This partnership will work in conjunction with the City of Newark, community leaders, and residents to address efforts to reduce the greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change, adapt to the changes already underway, and foster social inclusion and cohesion.
State permits more than 2,000 oil and gas injection wells in protected sources of drinking water despite shrinking water supplies during drought
(February 9, 2015) —Thousands of California oil and gas injection wells may be in violation of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, according to documents turned over to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday by the California Division of Oil Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) regarding the state’s Underground Injection Control (UIC) Class II Program.
After decades of failing to enforce state laws meant to protect California's groundwater from oil industry discharges, regulators have announced a new plan to oversee oil and gas wastewater disposal into open pits, also known as sumps. The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (the Regional Board) announced Thursday that it will begin to more actively oversee this disposal method. Clean Water Action said the plan does not go far enough and called for a statewide prohibition on oil sumps.