Hurricane Michael, a historic category 4 hurricane has devastated the Florida panhandle. Connecticut also experienced some extremely serious weather events earlier this month including two tornadoes touching down in New Canaan and Mansfield that downed trees and ripped shingles off roofs.
Connecticut’s State Water Plan, finalized in January 2018, is an historic achievement to coordinate the use, management, protection, and conservation of our water now and into the future.
It takes a lot to build momentum and political will against big utilities and corporate interests but that’s what happened this legislative session thanks to the power of Clean Water Action. Our coordinated campaign, together with other allies, helped pass policies for bold climate action and expanded renewable energy.
In Connecticut, all five of our Congressional Representatives, John Larson, Rosa DeLauro, Elizabeth Esty, Jim Himes and Joseph Courtney as well as our two Senators, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy have a Clean Water voting record!
The Connecticut Legislative Session starts today and we're ready to advocate for the policies we need to protect our water, our health, and our climate.
It was a chilly fall day in Connecticut but that didn’t stop Clean Water Action staff and other members of the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy CT from visiting four major retailers on November 14th to help co-release the second Mind the Store Retailer Report Card Who’s Minding the Store? — A Report Card on Retailer Actions to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals.
I love the work we do at Clean Water Action- protecting waters and put drinking water first, protecting health by reducing exposure to toxic chemicals and protecting our environment by promoting renewable energy. Aligning with corporate partners like Aveda, who share our mission and do amazing work worldwide to protect water and produce sustainable products derived from plants makes our work even better!
I never thought being packed in a massive sea of people for hours on end would be so inspiring!
As a nurse, I worry a lot about the growing body of research linking exposure to toxic chemicals in products we use every day, with the rising incidence of disease.