Trenton, NJ: In anticipation of Governor Phil Murphy's budget speech next week, a broad collection of faith, labor, progressive, community, and environmental organizations today urged the governor to continue fairly increasing revenue and achieving budget savings to dig NJ out of a financial hole left by his predecessors and to increase funding for critical environmental programs.
“Understanding the full extent of PFAS contamination in California's drinking water is critical to both protect the public and enable us to make the most cost-effective decisions about water treatment,” said Andria Ventura, toxics program manager for Clean Water Action. “We don't want to have to keep rethinking technical investments because we didn't have a full understanding of the problem. That's not fair to water systems or ratepayers.”
"This package is a cynical attempt to greenwash oil production, gas and coal-fired powerplants and avoid taking meaningful steps to reduce carbon emissions."
Lansing -- The Trump administration today released its Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal. It contains historic cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and programs that Michigan relies on to protect water and health. The budget proposes reducing $28 million in water infrastructure funding for Michigan from the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds.
Mary Brady- Enerson, Clean Water Action’s Michigan Director, released the following response:
"Trump’s budget proposal is like the rest of his administration -- bad news for our water, for our climate, and for our communities "
In advance of today's scheduled Senate vote, a broad alliance of progressive and labor groups led by Clean Water Action, Ironbound Community Corporation, and New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance submitted the following letter to members of the NJ Senate in support of the Food Waste Recycling Bill (S865)
“From increasing funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to standing up against the Trump administration’s dirty water agenda, and making Enbridge Energy officials publicly answer for their inability to protect the Great Lakes from a Line 5 oil spill, Gary Peters has been a true fighter for the waters that define our state," said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. "We know that Senator Peters will continue to stand up to corporate polluters and advocate for our water in Michigan during his next term,” concluded Brady-Enerson.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 31, 2020 – Ahead of President Trump’s State of the Union address on February 4th, national environmental groups agree: no administration has been worse for our environment or our nation's public health than this one. The President is expected to greenwash his unprecedented assault on kids’ health and our great outdoors during his address.
10 leading national organizations offered the following statement:
“It’s time to do things differently,” said Sean McBrearty, Clean Water Action’s Michigan Legislative and Policy Director.
"Donald Trump and Andrew Wheeler are stripping protections from streams and wetlands to pad the profits of fossil fuel companies, developers, and other corporate polluters."