oil and gas drilling and fracking threaten public healthDrilling and fracking are marching across the Front Range of Colorado, into suburban neighborhoods beside homes, schools, and playgrounds. Local environmental groups like Clean Water Action are being inundated with requests from residents to help protect their homes and families. Drilling and fracking for oil and gas can have serious impacts, including:
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time to get serious about water conservationAs Texas moves deeper into another hot summer and closer to the 2013 legislative session, Clean Water Action is urging state lawmakers to get behind a comprehensive water conservation strategy. The Texas Water Development’s Board “Water for Texas 2012” plan concludes that the state will not have enough water to meet future needs, given current patterns of consumption and projected population growth through 2060. Rising temperatures, declining rainfall and greater evaporation rates from surface water will increase stress on Texas waterways, including Central Texas rivers and reservoirs. Action is needed now to secure this region’s future water needs.
We won! Governor Martin O’Malley’s signing of the Watershed Protection and Restoration Act culminated years of efforts by Clean Water Action and allies. This Act will support water quality protections for urban and suburban streams and rivers statewide and strengthens Maryland’s commitments to Chesapeake Bay restoration. The measure will cut pollution from streets and parking lots and provides incentives for reducing impervious paved areas which are a major pollution source. Read more
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