State support for the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is at a historic low point. Over the past two years, General Fund support to DEP's budget has been cut by one-third. Gov. Corbett is now proposing to cut DEP's budget even further.
Take action now! Tell our Elected Officials, "No More Cuts to DEP!"
State General Fund support for DEP's budget:
Total three year cut: $ 77.5 million
Percentage cut: 35.6% since FY 2008/2009
Hexavalent chromium, also called chromium 6, came to the public's attention with the 2000 release of the movie Erin Brockovich, which focused on the contaminated drinking water of Hinkley, California. Hexavalent chromium is a heavy metal used in producing pigments, leather tanning, electroplating, metal processing, wood preservation, and in alloys such as stainless steel. It was also used to inhibit corrosion in cooling towers - the use that contaminated Hinkley's water. Drinking water sources can become contaminated by leaks and discharges from industrial facilities and hazardous waste sites.
Clean Water Action and Sierra Club have released a 2009-2010 Scorecard for all Pennsylvania state representatives and senators.
Before you head to the polls on November 2, see how your representatives have been voting in Harrisburg on the environmental issues that you care about!
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Clean Water Action is proud to introduce its first California Clean Water Legislative Scorecard! Clean Water Action organizes campaigns for policies that promote safe drinking water and water quality protection, environmental justice, safer chemicals, and prevent plastic pollution and waste.
This scorecard rates the voting record of California's Legislators and Governor and recognizes several Clean Water Legislators who received an "A" for their exemplary voting records in 2009 and 2010.