(Sacramento, California, February 19, 2018)—Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) has introduced legislation to prohibit new projects that use oil wastewater to irrigate food crops until the practice has been proven safe.
The bill would also prohibit new permits to use oil wastewater for other purposes, such as aquaculture (farmed fish), watering livestock, and recharging groundwater aquifers, until the state can determine that the practice is safe.
February 14, 2018 – Pittsburgh – Today Clean Water Action endorsed Erika Strassburger in her campaign for City Council District 8. Clean Water Action is non-profit environmental organization that has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. They have roughly 80,000 members across Pennsylvania, and 1,500 members in District 8.
Learn more about lead, what it is, how it gets into our homes, and what you can do about it below.
What Clean Water Action Is Doing About Lead in Minnesota
Clean Water Action is working this year in the Minnesota State Legislature to pass a bipartisan bill to make it easier for Minnesotans to get closer to lead free in their homes. We are working to get incentives and tax credits to homeowners who want to replace their lead service line with a safer alternative.
The Trump administration released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2019 on February 12, 2018. The budget contains huge cuts to virtually every federal agency, including the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Department of the Interior, and more. The dramatic reductions in funding, if approved by Congress, would eliminate vital social programs, weaken bedrock environmental laws, and set the Nation back years.
"This is an outrageous attack on public health and our climate that will put communities at risk. It flies in the face of public opinion ─ people across the nation support this commonsense rule, as do 75% of westerners, who are most at risk."
"It seems that the President and his advisors picked through the trash of their worst ideas and rejected proposals, repackaged them, and hoped no one would notice."
"This isn't a plan, it's a scam to sell off our roads, bridges, and other vital infrastructure to wealthy corporations while gutting the bedrock laws that have protected our water, air, and health for decades"
Today the Appellate Court released their decision on NJ Sierra Club vs NJDEP on the Exxon settlement. They have ruled against our appeal based on merit but had a split decision on standing and right to appeal. The court decided that the environmental groups suing, have standing enough to appeal this case. By appealing the case, this decision comes after the constitutional dedication of settlement funds. This means that the money will not be able to be diverted for other purposes.