Clean Water Action, the Lone Star Sierra Club and Environment Texas today announced their support of efforts by Senator Kirk Watson and Representative Dawnna Dukes to eliminate obstacles preventing home owners in Texas from installing water-efficient landscaping, or xeriscaping. Watson's SB 198, filed this morning, would prevent Home Owners Associations (HOAs) from restricting xeriscaping; Dukes' HB 449, filed earlier, would prevent both HOAs and municipalities from doing this.
Environmental Groups Praise EPA’s First-Ever Clean Air Protections for Fracking
Agency Takes Important First Step to Protect Air Quality and Public Health
Washington, D.C.—On April 18 environmental groups praised the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) vital updates to nationwide air quality protections to include oil and natural gas production. This is the first federal safeguard aimed at curbing air pollution from hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking.’
ANN ARBOR - Volunteers and members of the Clean Energy Now coalition (CEN) gathered at locations across Michigan to mark Global Wind Day with kite flying events.
“I’m proud to stand with activists today to send a message that wind is working,” said Rick Wilson, Vice President of Operations with Heritage Sustainable Energy. “Recently even the biggest utilities in the state have acknowledged that wind energy is cheaper than energy from coal-fired plants. Best of all, investing in clean energy is already saving ratepayers, creating jobs and reducing the need for expensive and outdated power plants.”
DETROIT – Michigan’s rivers, lakes and streams are closer to being cleaner and safer as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced long-overdue limits on toxic wastewater discharges.
Coal power plants are, by far, the largest water polluters in the United States. The wastewater discharge rule governing these plants is more than 30 years out of date and allows heavy metals such as arsenic and mercury to pollute Michigan’s waterways.