“Turning over aquifers to fossil fuel companies for injection should only be done with the most extreme caution - if at all. Colorado regulators do not even keep a list of which aquifers have been handed over to the industry, and EPA’s list is full of holes,” said report author, Andrew Grinberg.
Clean Water Action's State Director, Amy Goldsmith, released the following statement in regards to Governor Murphy's signing of the stormwater utility bill (S.1073) today.
On Friday afternoon, a freight train derailed over the 1900 block of Falls Road. Media outlets are reporting that at least five train cars fell at least two stories onto the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Falls Road, and surrounding green space. Fortunately, no leaks, spills, or injuries have been reported. But this is only a matter of luck, as trains carrying hazardous materials travel through Baltimore routinely.
"We applaud Attorney General Nessel’s decision to remove Michigan from a lawsuit opposing the Clean Water Rule. As Michiganders, we recognize our water is precious. We can’t effectively protect the Great Lakes without also protecting the small streams that flow into them and wetlands that buffer them from pollution. Attorney General Nessel’s withdrawal from this dangerous and shortsighted lawsuit is a win for our drinking water and Great Lakes."
Clean Water Action joined AARP, the Anti-Poverty Network, small businesses and large industrial energy users to call on the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and Governor Murphy to protect ratepayers, public health, private property and the environment at a statehouse press conference following NJBPU’s monthly meeting this morning.
Clean Water Action joins Newark’s Mayor Ras Baraka and other officials at a ribbon cutting to launch its lead service line replacement program.
Clean Water Action joined representatives of health professionals and organizations from throughout the Delaware River Watershed with residents today to testify before the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC).
"We don’t get to a better America by gutting funds for the agencies charged with protecting our water, air, and health. Reducing EPA’s budget by nearly $3 billion will stymie the agency, leaving communities to fend for themselves."
On March 8th, an unlikely alliance of Republican and Democratic legislators, residents from across Maryland, and environmental advocates gathered to demand the end of public subsidies for trash incineration in the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On March 6th, 2019, the State Water Board will convene a special informational hearing about PFAS, a family of thousands of toxic chemicals, most famously used in nonstick coatings, moisture-proof textiles, and firefighting foams. The hearing will include regulators, dischargers, and public advocates. Thus far, California has had 455 PFAS detections in drinking water sources, which is the highest of any state.