"This proposal makes clear that Donald Trump and Scott Pruitt believe government's duty is to serve special interests. Repealing the Clean Power Plan will create huge uncertainty for the states and private companies who are already building plans to meet its ambitious goals."
Clean Water Action is disappointed with Governor Hogan’s announcement that he is pursuing a 20th century transportation solution to solve the region's 21st century traffic woes.
"Not only do the budget resolutions from both the House and Senate set the framework for drastic cuts that will make it difficult to protect our water and promote healthy communities, they begin to open the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas drilling. It's buy one set of bad policies, get one free for the fossil fuel industry and other special interests."
"This should serve as a reminder to the Trump administration that it should be working to protect the American people and public health, not polluter profits."
“Instead of raiding the funds that support clean energy and energy-efficiency in our state, we should be leading by example to aggressively scale up energy savings on the state’s own buildings, which spend an estimated $200 million per year on energy. These cuts are short- sighted and will do lasting economic damage.” — Melissa Everett, Ph.D., CT Energy and Sustainability Program Manager, Clean Water Action.
BOSTON – Renters and low-income communities can benefit from solar energy, but state policies are standing in the way. That’s why the Green Justice Coalition, a grouping of community organizations, environmental advocates and labor unions convened by Community Labor United, is pushing for legislation (H. 3396 / S. 1831) to ensure all residents of the state can benefit from the green economy.
“The reckless cuts to funding, staffing, and enforcement that are included in the proposed budgets from President Trump and the Republican leadership in Congress won't just put our air, water, and health at risk, they'll also put a greater strain on our state agencies and a greater burden on Michigan taxpayers,” said Mary Brady-Enerson, Director, Michigan Clean Water Action.
“EPA is stonewalling the public because the agency knows it can't justify the dangerous decision to let coal plants continue to dump toxic metals and other chemicals into our water.”
"This should settle the debate ─ Americans want to protect clean water. We don't want to make it easier for polluters to destroy the streams and wetlands we rely on to feed drinking water, recharge groundwater, and protect our communities from flooding."
Americans expect EPA to protect clean water. They oppose weakening safeguards for streams, wetlands, and drinking water. Since 2014, more than a million people have urged EPA to prioritize protecting clean water. Recently, hundreds of thousands have spoken out against EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's proposal to put drinking water at risk by repealing the Clean Water Rule.