State Senator Sobel has introduced SB 374, with a companion bill to be introduced by State Representative Cruz that would provide the public more information about toxic chemicals that are in consumer products.
The “Chemical Listing Bill” would require the Florida Department of Health to publish a list on their website of at least 50 chemicals of high concern in consumer products. The list will be based on credible scientific evidence of a chemical’s hazards to children and fetal development in pregnant women.
Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund have found large problems with SDWA and how the Act protects drinking water from certain oil and gas and uranium mining activities. A groundbreaking report and a white paper, released in January 2015, explores two SDWA programs - the Aquifer Exemption Program and the Under Injection Control Class II Program.
On February 11, 2014 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published final Permitting Guidance for Hydraulic Fracturing Oil and Gas Activities Using Diesel. Clean Water Action has worked to ensure that the processes are in place to implement the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) where diesel is used in hydraulic fracturing oil and gas drilling, and this was a positive step. We’re now urging EPA to move forward with a formal rulemaking process to make sure that proper permits can be issued in all states under SDWA’s Underground Injection Control Program, which is designed to protect underground sources of drinking water.