The United States Congress has a once in a generation opportunity to invest in our future. The Build Back Better Act currently being crafted and debated is the last, best chance for the U.S. to do our part to avert the worst impacts of climate change.
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.
CalGEM (the state agency that regulates oil and gas production) and the Governor’s office have proposed new oil and gas public health rules. They have proposed a 3200-foot setback from new oil and gas wells to protect frontline communities. This is huge -- but we have to make sure the proposal is finalized.
No one should have to risk their life to earn a paycheck.
But the EPA refuses to ban a deadly chemical in paint strippers for use on the job.
When fumes from methylene chloride-based paint strippers build up, the chemical can cause asphyxiation and heart attacks. Families have been losing loved ones this way since 1947 when four men died using the chemical.
Tell WPJWA to conduct outreach and adopt policies that put residents first and better protects our water.
Michigan’s water belongs to all of us. Currently our water is at risk of over-extraction and privatization. Water bottling companies, like Nestle, take public-owned water, bottle it, and sell it as if it were a commodity. As drought conditions are further exacerbated by climate change across much of the world, the demand for Michigan’s water will only increase.