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.
Minnesota Party Caucuses are coming up on Tuesday, February 1st at 7 PM. Caucuses are a great opportunity to participate in the political process, promote your values, and advocate for ideas. Our Clean Water Action staff have created resolutions that address issues that are important to all Minnesotans - like clean water, climate change, and safer, healthier communities.
Read our resolutions, print them out, take them with you to your local caucus, participate in the resolution process, and make your voice heard!
Please ask your Massachusetts legislators to cosponsor H939 An Act for Toxic Free Kids.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to undo the Dirty Water Rule—the harmful Trump administration policy that gutted Clean Water Act protections for vital streams and wetlands. EPA must act quickly to undo the Dirty Water Rule and then work to restore strong protections to all of our water.
According to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s “2018 The Cost of Litter & Illegal Dumping in Pennsylvania” study, Pittsburgh spent approximately $2,734,400 on litter prevention, $57,700 on litter education and outreach, $2,706,900 on litter abatement, and $331,300 on enforcement of litter- an enormous amount of this was attributed to plastic bag pollution.
Pittsburgh City Councilmember recently introduced legislation to help address these issues by prohibiting the distribution of single use plastic bags and implementing a 15 cent fee on paper bags.