Passage of permanent reauthorization in March 2019 was a huge victory for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), for stakeholders around the country, and for bipartisan cooperation in Congress. Investments in our public lands and recreation opportunities support local economies and fuel a massive, homegrown, $887 billion outdoor industry.
Our democracy has been under assault for years by powerful special interests who want to buy their way into our government. They have helped elect politicians who put their needs first and then do everything they can to make sure they can’t be held accountable by voters – introducing strict voter ID requirements, gerrymandering districts so it’s nearly impossible for them to lose, and more.
The oil and gas industry, aided by the erosion of campaign finance laws and nearly boundless lobbying budgets, asserts enormous influence over legislative processes in real time while also enjoying legacy influence in regulatory frame- works. The results can be devastating to the health of the environment and the public.
Massachusetts’ solar program, Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART), isn’t working for many. The so-called “SMART” program has not resulted in any noticeable number of low income solar projects. Thankfully, there is opportunity to fix this. The Department of Energy Resources is currently reviewing the program and has been directed to pay extra attention to low and moderate income solar access.
Take Action! DDOT is accepting comments about the bridge through June 21, 2019. Fill out the action below to send your message of support.
Tell the DDOT to build a bridge from Ward 7 to the National Arboretum.
This week Governor Walz signed the Firefighter and Children Health Protection Act of 2019 (FCHPA) into law. The FCHPA was one of our biggest priorities this legislative session, because it protects kids and firefighters from dangerous chemicals. With the help of Clean Water Action members, the legislature and Governor Walz recognized the this bill was important to Minnesotans. This is a big win -- take a minute to thank your elected officials for putting the health of Minnesota families first!