NJ's plastic bag ban bill (S2776/A4330) cleared a critical hurdle today when it was amended and passed out of the Senate Budget Committee.
Three bills introduced today by Michigan State Representatives Yousef Rabhi, Laurie Pohutsky, and Rachel Hood will ban diversions of bottled water and strengthen protections for Michigan’s groundwater as a public trust resource.
The following statement can be attributed to Mary Brady-Enerson, Michigan Director, Clean Water Action:
DETROIT- Last week, while Michiganders were enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday, aggregate from a known contaminated site currently being used by Detroit Bulk Storage collapsed into the Detroit River. The site has been contaminated for decades with a variety of dangerous and radioactive chemicals including uranium, PCBs, and PFAS compounds. The collapsed riverbank threatens downriver water intake pipes for the city of Detroit.
Congress, it’s time to fully fund LWCF
Check out our mobile video installation this week, urging Congress to fully and permanently fund America’s most important public lands program: The Land and Water Conservation Fund.
- From December 3rd- December 5th the installation will be on the corner of 1st and D SE
- From December 10th-December 12th the installation will be at Columbus Circle/Union Station
THURMONT — On Saturday, October 26, Stream-Link Education organized over one hundred volunteers to plant a new 6-acre forest on formerly open land in Thurmont, Maryland.
South Amboy, NJ – Today, Clean Water Action joined Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. to applaud the passage of legislation to address PFAS contamination and exposure by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where Pallone serves as Chairman.
The city must do more to support residents dealing with this crisis. A good start would be providing direct cleanup assistance to residents who experience a backup in their home. Raw sewage is a hazmat situation and should be treated as such. Suggesting people “do it yourself,” as DPW’s guide on sewage backups suggests, is absurd. I should know. I’ve taken three cracks at it and each time I needed to call in professionals to get it truly clean. And that’s on a concrete slab floor, not the packed dirt floor many rowhome basements have.
As councilmembers representing areas where repeat basement backups have affected dozens of homeowners that we know about, and thousands more across the city, we will be holding a hearing on Nov. 13th at 5 p.m. in City Hall to demand answers from the Department of Public Works about why so few residents know about a reimbursement program that ostensibly should be helping people, yet by accident or design, is failing to do so.
City Council members want answers around large gap between people being impacted by sewage problems and city paying out claims
The city has used just 2% of their allotted funds to help residents experiencing sewage backups. Baltimore City Council held an investigative hearing to grill the Department of Public Works.