The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just released a proposal to reduce methane and other harmful pollutants from new and existing sources in the oil and natural gas industry. These protections are an important step in the right direction, but they must be strengthened before they are finalized to ensure EPA meets this moment to tackle the climate crisis and communities living near fossil fuel infrastructure.
The Build Back Better Act has passed the House. The Senate must now take this once in a generation opportunity to invest in our future. The Build Back Better Act is the last, best chance for the U.S. to do our part to avert the worst impacts of climate change -- the Senate must pass it as soon as possible.
Reforming our democracy is essential to protecting our water, taking bold action to address the climate crisis, and protecting our communities. The influence of corporate special interests has slowed or even reversed progress cleaning up toxic chemicals, safeguarding drinking water sources, and holding polluters accountable.
We all need to eat, and our collective choices in the food we purchase can make a big impact on the health of our environment - for bad and for good. Unfortunately, it's often difficult to find sustainable products on the shelf in the first place. Clean Water Action is asking Minnesota groceries to work with the Field to Fork program to improve the products they carry for sale, with a focus on:
• Healthy and humanely raised meat products
Picture this: you’re walking outside in one of your favorite places… you’re enjoying the beautiful scenery… and then you realize that your new jacket is shedding toxic chemicals into the environment.The outdoor gear industry has a toxic secret. Many popular outdoor brands use PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) to waterproof their products—from jackets to boots. The production, use, and disposal of these products pollute people and the planet.
We need to convince REI, one of the top outdoor retailers, to stop selling PFAS polluting products. Will you join us?
Earlier this year the State Water Resources Control Board (the Board) planned to propose a final drinking water standard for Chrome 6 in the spring. That has slipped to December, but there is no guarantee that is going to happen. After all, it has taken them 4 years to get this far. We need your help now to ensure that the standard is not delayed any further and that it is the most health protective rule possible. Please tell the Board today to set the standard at 1ppb and to do it quickly.