our wetlands and streams are at risk.
the president can do something about that.
Today, nearly 20 million acres of wetlands are at risk. Because they lack protection under the Clean Water Act, these vital parts of our water infrastructure are vulnerable to destruction by unaccountable polluters. The President has proposed to fix this problem and protect ALL of our wetlands. We support him and we need you to join us.
The House of Representatives in the 112th Congress voted more than 300 times to weaken public health and environmental protections. Clean Water Action analyzed twelve key votes in this unprecedented effort to rollback decades of important environmental policies that have made our water safer to drink and our air healthier to breathe.
It was better in the Senate, but barely. While the Senate rejected the majority of proposals to roll-back decades of critical environmental protections, it failed to pass legislation to repeal oil and gas subsidies. Learn more below and download the scorecard here!
Our Zero Mercury Campaign was launched in 2000 to pressure the New England Governors to virtually eliminate the use of, the release of, and exposure to mercury, a dangerous neurotoxin, that has contaminated the fish that we eat, in New Hampshire and the region by the year 2010.
The New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers adopted a Climate Change Action Plan in August of 2001. The plan combats global warming by committing to near-term reductions of human-made greenhouse gas emissions over the course of the next two decades, as well as long-term reductions to 75-85% below current levels at some point.
Have you ever thought about what is in your cosmetics, sweet-smelling bath products or that lipstick your toddler loves to wear (and undoubtedly eat!)?
Believe it or not, as much as 70 percent of what we put on our skin ends up inside our bodies.* And yet many popular cosmetic, fragrance, and beauty products contain toxic ingredients like mercury, lead, or phthalates, which have been linked to reproductive and developmental issues.
Unfortunately, there is almost no safety or health regulation over these products, which most of us use every day.