40 years of good news
After months of unrelenting attacks on clean water and clean air, it's nice to be able to share some good news for our water and our health!
As the article on the front page describes, the Obama Administration has been moving forward with a number of new protections for our water and our air. They have proposed new rules to keep mercury and other toxic chemicals out of our air and our water, reduce toxic air pollution from fracking wells, cut gasoline use by cars and trucks and reduce greenhouse gas pollution from new power plants. All these are helping clean up our air and water, create new jobs and protect our health.
But it's not just in Washington where good things are happening. A number of states are also taking action to protect our water. Maryland just passed a new law that will help reduce polluted runoff in its biggest cities and counties. A California water board just adopted new rules to help reduce nitrate pollution of the groundwater that we drink. In Virginia, we were able to keep a moratorium on uranium mining in the state for at least another year. And in Michigan, we've helped stop a huge new coal plant from being built, reducing pollution and saving ratepayers money.
These are the kind of victories that Clean Water Action has been winning with your support for the last 40 years! Since our founding in 1972, Clean Water Action has helped make sure that our rivers don't catch fire, that our air is healthy to breathe, and that our drinking water doesnÕt make us sick.
We're planning a series of celebrations around the country this fall to celebrate our 40 years of success. Please join us if you can. And thank you again for helping make it possible. Your action and your support give us the strength we need to win!
Yours for clean water,
Robert WendelgassPresident & CEO