LANSING – Today, state leaders announced that they intend to develop a State Carbon Implementation Plan (SCIP) to limit carbon emissions from existing power plants for the first time in history. The SCIP must comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan that was introduced on August 3 or be subject to the federal implementation plan.
Lansing - Today the Obama administration released its long awaited Clean Water Rule. The rule closes loopholes that have left the drinking water sources for 1 in 7 Michigan residents at risk of pollution and destruction. Today's release of the Clean Water Rule is the culmination of more than 12 years of advocacy by Clean Water Action, its members, and its allies.
Clean Water Action's Michigan Director, Nic Clark, released this statement
Asbury Park, NJ--A press event is being held with US Senator Menendez, US Senator Booker, Congressman Pallone, a large contingent of environmental organizations, fishing groups, businesses, and civic groups to oppose the Obama Administration's plan to include sections of the Atlantic Ocean in the next 5-year oil and gas lease plan. The plan would allow for offshore oil drilling off the coast of Virginia in the next 5 years.
Washington - Last night the President vetoed S.J. Res 22, a “Resolution of Disapproval” under the Congressional Review Act to repeal the Clean Water Rule, the Administration’s landmark initiative to restore critical Clean Water Act protections to our nation’s streams, wetlands and other water bodies.
Clean Water Action President and CEO Bob Wendelgass released this statement: