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Oppose Portman Amendment 396 to S. Con Res 11 - 3/25/15

Center for Biological Diversity * Clean Water Action * Earthjustice * Environment America Environmental Defense Fund * Environmental Law and Policy Center * Fresh Energy Friends of the Earth * GreenLatinos * IDEAS For Us * Interfaith Power and Light
League of Conservation Voters * Natural Resources Defense Council * Public Citizen * Sierra Club
Southern Environmental Law Center * WE ACT for Environmental Justice * Voces Verdes


March 25, 2015 (Download the PDF here)

Oppose Amendment No. 347 to Senate Concurrent Resolution 11, setting the budget for FY 2016

● Alaska Wilderness League ● American Rivers ● Bluegreen Alliance ● Clean Water Action
● Defenders of Wildlife ● Earthjustice ● Friends of the Earth ● Greenpeace
● League of Conservation Voters ● Natural Resources Defense Council ● Sierra Club
● Southern Environmental Law Center

March 24, 2015

Dear Senator:

Please Oppose House and Senate FY16 Budget Resolutions - March 23, 2015

ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE • AMERICAN BIRD CONSERVANCY • AMERICAN FORESTS • AMERICAN RIVERS • CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY • CENTER FOR EFFECTIVE GOVERNMENT • CLEAN WATER ACTION • CONSERVATION COLORADO • CONSERVATIVES FOR RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP • DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE • EARTHJUSTICE • ENDANGERED SPECIES COALITION • ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND • ENVIRONMENT AMERICA • EPIC-ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION INFORMATION CENTER • FRIENDS OF THE EARTH • KENTUCKY ENVIRONMENTAL FOUNDATION • KLAMATH FOREST ALLIANCE • LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS • LOS PADRES FORESTWATCH • MONTANA ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION

BLM Releases Long Awaited Fracking Rule: More Could Be Done to Lead in Protecting Water Resources and Our Public Lands

Today the Department of Interior released the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) final rule on Oil and Gas Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Tribal Lands. The rule is a long awaited and much needed update to decades-old BLM regulations for oil and gas development.

The rule includes some important provisions that exceed most state protections including moving away from wastewater disposal in open unlined pits.  BLM also strengthened well construction requirements to prevent well failures that lead to leakage of methane and other potential contaminants. 
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03/20/2015 - 11:09

To Congress: Please Support the Frack Pack, March 19th 2015

March 19, 2015 (Download the Letter here)

Dear Member of Congress,

We write to you today to urge you to cosponsor important legislation to help protect the environment and public health from the risks of oil and gas production including fracking (hydraulic fracturing). This set of bills is known as the “Frack Pack.”

Senate: Please Do Not Support Vitter-Udall TSCA Reform Bill - March 9, 2015

Download the full letter here.

Thank You for Vetoing S.1 (KEystone XL Pipeline Bill)

350.org * Alaska Wilderness League * American Rivers * Bold Nebraska * Center for Biological Diversity * Chesapeake Climate Action Network * Clean Coalition * Clean Water Action * CREDO * Defenders of Wildlife * Earth Day Network * Earthjustice * Environment America * Environmental Defense Fund * Forest Ethics * Friends of the Earth * Friends Committee on National Legislation * Green for All * Greenpeace US * Hip Hop Caucus *  Indigenous Environmental Network * International Forum on Globalization * Kids vs.

Job Announcement: Western PA Director

Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are seeking an experienced Western PA Director to work in our Pittsburgh office. The Western PA Director's job is to coordinate local and state campaigns in western Pennsylvania on health related environmental issues, including overseeing a team of organizers. We are looking for an experienced organizer who knows how to direct and win issue campaigns that make a real difference in people's lives.

Oppose H.R. 527, the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2015 (SBRFIA).

February 4, 2015 (Download the PDF of this letter here)
Dear Representative,

RE: H.R. 527, the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act

Our organizations strongly urge you to oppose H.R. 527, the Small Business Regulatory
Flexibility Improvements Act of 2015 (SBRFIA).

SBRFIA expands the reach and scope of the Regulatory Flexibility Act and would increase unnecessary and lengthy regulatory delays, increase undue influence by regulated industries and encourage convoluted court challenges.

Some in Congress Don't Get It: Americans Want Clean Water

Washington - Today Clean Water Action called on the U.S. Congress to allow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to close loopholes in Clean Water Act protection. At the same time, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate held a rare joint hearing on the proposal, which is  overwhelmingly supported by over 800,000 commenters, including hundreds of local elected officials.

"Despite the overwhelming support from the public and elected officials, the majority leadership in Congress seems determined to cater to special interests like industrial agriculture and fossil fuels" said Robert Wendelgass, President and CEO of Clean Water Action. "Elected officials from Connecticut to California commented in favor of the proposal and asked the agencies to finalize an even stronger rule. "

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02/04/2015 - 13:36
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