Providence – Last week, the Providence City Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to clarify which small streams and wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act. Clean Water Action applauds the Council and thanks Councilman Seth Yurdin for introducing the resolution (read the resolution here).
“We need more leaders like Councilman Seth Yurdin and his fellow city council members. EPA’s proposed standards are strong, commonsense, and put drinking water first,” said Jamie Rhodes, Rhode Island director for Clean Water Action, “This resolution shows that, despite what we are hearing out of Congress, there are elected officials who are willing to stand with their constituents instead of the deep pocketed polluters.”
Clean Water Action thanks Mayor Lee Leffingwell for taking a stand to #ProtectCleanWater and the drinking water supplies for 117 million Americans, including 11.5 million in Texas.
“Other wins include many legislative challengers and open seats”
Baltimore, MD – Candidates backed by the environmental group Clean Water Action won big in Tuesday’s primary elections, with 66 of 75 endorsed candidates coming out on top.
“Brian Frosh’s win for Attorney General was especially important,” said Clean Water Action’s Andy Galli. Galli says his organization’s members – more than 98,000 in Maryland – and person-to-person grassroots campaigning were big factors in Frosh’s contest and in other races where environmental and health concerns helped boost turnout for the endorsed candidates.
The Environmental Protection Agency is taking public comments on whether to close the loopholes that allow corporations and big polluters to dump unlimited amounts of carbon pollution from power plants into our air. This same pollution is already having devastating effects on water from Chesapeake Bay to the Great Lakes to the Colorado River and is putting our agricultural and tourism industries at risk.