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The Allegheny County Sanitation Authority (ALCOSAN) recently unveiled their EPA approved plan to address billions of gallons of raw sewage that gets dumped into our three rivers, polluting them. Right now, the plan calls for spending $2 billion to upgrade our regional stormwater system. Much of that money will go toward expanding the capacity of the existing ALCOSAN treatment plant and installing miles of tunnels underground.

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Policy solutions to our nationwide PFAS chemicals problem should be part of the annual Defense Department spending bill for next year – the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The U.S. Senate and the U.S. House have each passed a version of the spending bill with different PFAS-related provisions; those are now being considered by a conference committee of Senators and Representatives. 

Forest in Fall along river

Forest loss is a persistant problem in Maryland, but especially in Anne Arundel County. Since 2010, Anne Arundel County has lost 2,775 acres of forest.

Forests play important roles in our ecosystem. They naturally filter out pollutants from water, slow stormwater runoff, moderate and cool temperatures, clean air, house animals, and offer us places to play.

Lincoln and Washington monuments, Capitol in background. Photo credit: Steve Heap / Shutterstock

For years, DC residents have organized to make their communities better places to live, work, and play. DC residents raise their families in our nation’s capital, pay taxes, and serve on juries. They serve in the military and work together to create a strong community so children can learn and grow. Yet, every day, these 702,000 residents of the capital of the world's oldest democracy are denied the right to participate in that same democracy.

Farm field with a pesticide warning sign. Photo credit: Tom Grundy / Shutterstock

For years Cargill has put profit first, polluting our water and environment to increase its bottom line. Millions of gallons of toxic waste dumped into American waterways, dozens of systematic violations of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, and ecosystem clearance on a global scale show Cargill’s entire supply chain contributes to an array of environmental issues.

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California’s ground-breaking Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program creates a scientifically based regulatory structure so that product manufacturers can explore safer alternatives to toxic chemicals in the products they sell here. This program is a win for Californians who want to protect their families and the environment, as well as for companies who want to meet market demands for safer products, both in this state and beyond. Help us make it stronger today.

Protect the Great Lakes, Shut Down Line 5

We are winning the fight to shut down Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline. Enbridge and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce might have millions of dollars, but our people-powered campaign has led the way for bold action from Attorney General Nessel and Governor Whitmer. But we’re not done yet – this is a critical moment and your state senator and representative need to hear from you.

body of water at sunset

Poly- and perfluorinated alkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS, are a class of almost 5,000 man-made chemicals that pose a serious threat to public health and the environment:

They are in the bodies of virtually all Americans, and can contaminate drinking water, air, soil, and food. According to a limited federal monitoring program, California has the most drinking water detections (435) in the nation. As we look for more PFAS at lower levels than the federal government, we will likely discover that the problem is much worse than we thought.