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Communities of color and low income communities have been disproportionately dumped on for too long. Every person deserves a healthy home, school, place of worship, workplace, and recreational areas regardless of their zip code, or color of their skin.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) should consider cumulative impacts of multiple pollution sources in a neighborhood, and the authority to just say no when a community is already overburdened!

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Incredible victory for our water and fight against climate change! After a 4-year grassroots battle, both New York and New Jersey rejected permits for a billion dollar fossil fuel project. Williams-Transco's 'Northeast Supply Enhancement' (NESE) project would have constructed a massive new pipeline and compressor station through Central NJ and the Raritan Bay to push fracked gas from PA all the way into the Rockaways in NYC.

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On April 27, the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced plans to give the proposed Killingly fracked gas power plant a permit to discharge up to 90,000 gallons of wastewater daily. 

The plant requires this permit in order to move forward so this is our opportunity to act! The public comment period ends on May 26th.

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Local governments need to purchase essential products just like any household or business -- furniture, cleaning products, office supplies and building materials are necessary to keep things running smoothly.  However, these products are often purchased in such large quantities that there can be a large measurable impact on the environment and the health of our communities.

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The Minnesota Legislature has been meeting remotely during the COVID-19 crisis. While the primary focus has been on important critical emergency response, there  are recent developments we’d like to share with you.

First, some good news—last week the Minnesota Senate voted to ban the use of trichloroethylene (TCE), a toxic cancer-causing chemical. The bill is one step closer to becoming the first state restrictions on this industrial solvent since a local manufacturer, Water Gremlin Co., exposed nearby communities to this chemical at unsafe levels for years.

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Clean Water Action has worked for years to reduce the use of dangerous pesticides in Maryland. We've seen some progress, but dangerous pesticides continue to be sold at Maryland stores and applied in open spaces across the state, putting people's health and our ecosystem in danger. Council Bill #20-0495 will put a stop to this in Baltimore City.

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We are deeply concerned about Michiganders struggling economically during this COVID-19 pandemic and the potential for many to lose access to gas and electric in their homes. While it is encouraging that several Michigan utilities have announced policies to protect certain customers, such as extending shut-off protections and offering bill assistance, this is not enough.

Please sign on below to urge Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Public Service Commission to use their powers to ensure that every Michigander has access to heat and electricity for the duration of the pandemic.

Send a message to the Frederick County Council and Planning Commission to support Bills 20-04 and 20-05 and protect Frederick's forests!