2012 was a successful year for Clean Water Action. Clean Water Action members helped win more protections for Michigan’s Great Lakes and natural resources from harmful pollution and advanced the fight for clean energy. Despite a few setbacks, it is clear that people want the state to move toward a clean energy future with more jobs and better health for their families and our environment. Clean Water Action is leading the charge — and Clean Water Action members will continue to make the difference in 2013.
In the past year, Clean Water Action elected dozens of clean water leaders to the state legislature and Congress, protected Lake St. Clair from storm water runoff, supported Michigan innovation in auto technology, built a broad base of clean energy supporters, and worked to protect the Great Lakes from fracking.Priorities for 2013 include fighting to boost Michigan’s economy, protect Michigan’s health and environment for future generations by pushing for changes to the state’s energy policy, holding elected leaders accountable, and giving a voice to local communities facing threats from pollution. Read More
Coal ash contains a toxic mix of substances known to be hazardous, including heavy metals such as arsenic, mercury, lead, and selenium. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that a community’s cancer rate is as high as one in fifty when drinking water is polluted with arsenic. Lead, mercury, and other heavy metals in coal ash may also cause developmental disabilities in children. We’re leading the fight to protect our communities from coal ash – will you join us?
Governor Snyder is developing his plan for Michigan's energy future and has launched a public comment period to hear from concerned citizens like you. Ask for more clean energy today!
The Clean Energy Now campaign formed in response to the "Coal Rush of 2008," during which eight proposals for new coal-fired power plants were put forward. We have been successful to this point in preventing new construction, but we need to remain vigilant and keep the pressure high on our elected leaders.
Protecting children from pharmaceutical lindane, working to ban the flame retardant, deca-BDE, working to promote alternatives to PBDEs, flame-retardants that are rapidly accumulating in our bodies and the Great Lakes, have been found to be toxic to animals and may threaten our own health are all part of our Children's Environmental Health Campaign