October 29, 2013 - Download the full letter (PDF)
Members of the 2013 Farm Bill Conference Committee:
As you begin conference deliberations for a final Farm Bill package, we urge you to maintain provisions adopted in S. 954 that would provide stronger tools in the newly established Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) within the Conservation Title to help agricultural producers manage nutrients more effectively in order to improve water quality in local watersheds. Nutrient runoff is the greatest water quality challenge facing the United States today.
By Charles Griffith - Climate & Energy Program Director, Ecology Center
More than 35,000 people attended National Plug-In Day activities in more than 100 cities across the country at the end of September--including at least two here in Michigan.
Event organizer, Hardik Bhansali (shown at right with his Tesla) and other electric-car owners and enthusiasts had some beautiful weather to show off their vehicles and tout their benefits at events at Washtenaw Community College and at Saline's Octoberfest.
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Tuesday, April 08, 2014
The Honorable Don Young
House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure
2165 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
RE: OPPOSE H.R. 524
Dear Representative Young:
On behalf of our millions of members, we write to express our opposition to H.R. 524 and urge
that you oppose this legislation. H.R. 524 eliminates an important safeguard under the Clean
Water Act, which ensures that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can carry out its
oversight and enforcement responsibilities to protect our nation’s water sources.
One Step Closer to Restoring Protections for All Water
New policies proposed in March 2014 by the Obama Administration would finally restore protection for all streams and wetlands. The long-anticipated move follows more than a decade of campaigning by Clean Water Action and allies, and seeing this restoration of Clean Water Act protections through to completion is a priority.
When Congress first passed the 1972 Clean Water Act, it was with the understanding that all streams and wetlands can impact the biological, physical and chemical integrity of larger downstream waters. But starting in 2001, polluter-friendly court decisions and agency actions that followed stripped away longstanding Clean Water Act protections, leaving critical resources vulnerable to pollution and destruction. Read more
$1 million for Clean Water. That’s how much has been raised so far by hundreds of thousands of supporters using the simple online-shopping app from We-Care.com. Here, Clean Water Action’s CEO, Bob Wendelgass receives the “big check” from We-Care.com’s Dylan Nord, Gina Navani and Bryan Cockerham. Join us, and make your online purchases count for clean water.
March 4, 2014
The Honorable Gina McCarthy
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460
Re: EPA’s Coal Ash Rule Must Ensure Public Safety and Establish Federal Enforcement Authority
Dear Administrator McCarthy:
Testimony for the Record (Download the PDF)