Our organizations urge you to oppose all anti- environmental riders proposed for inclusion in the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, especially the Gosar-Banks amendment #16 which would repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule.
On behalf of our millions of members and supporters, our groups urge you to oppose H.R. 2 as reported by the House Committee on Agriculture due to the inclusion of myriad anti- environmental provisions and attacks on conservation.
We are writing to you on behalf of the millions of residents in our states facing drinking water contamination due to the use of PFAS chemicals in our products, in firefighting foam and in manufacturing processes around the country.
We write to express our outstanding concerns regarding particular aspects of S. 2602, the “Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies Act” or the “USE IT Act,” that have yet to be addressed.
Our organizations, along with our millions of members and supporters, urge you to oppose all anti-environmental riders proposed for inclusion in the FY 2019 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.
H.R. 2 includes scores of anti-environmental provisions, like damaging language best described as the “Poison Our Waters Provision,” which would gut vital Clean Water Act safeguards.
Oversight Failures in the Section 45Q Tax Credit for Enhanced Oil Recovery
After decades of scientific analysis and international negotiations, reducing carbon emissions is now a global imperative. U.S. Congress, for its part, recognized the potential for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology to reduce emissions and provided a tax incentive for companies that capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from various industrial practices and store it underground.
On behalf of our millions of members and supporters and in light of the hearing today entitled, “The Appropriate Role of States and Federal Government in Protecting Groundwater,” the undersigned groups urge the Environment and Public Works Committee to strongly consider the harmful impacts that weakening the Clean Water Act’s application to discharges to groundwater via a hydrological connection could have on human health and water quality of our nation’s vital rivers, lakes, and bays.
In November 2017, the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC), which regulates the state’s oil and gas operations, submitted a report on its Class II Underground Injection Well Control (UIC) program to EPA. This report, which Clean Water Action received via an open records request, has not been published on either agency's web page.