“Unchecked methane pollution from oil and gas operations is supercharging the climate crisis - putting our water at risk from more extreme weather, floods, drought, contamination and sea level rise."
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March 24, 2021
Washington DC -- Yesterday, Members of the US House of Representatives introduced the “Frack Pack” -- a package of five bills that closes several loopholes in federal environmental laws for oil and gas operations. The introduction follows the recent release of “Roadmap for Reform: Federal and State Action Needed to Protect Water from Upstream Oil and Gas Activities,” a new report from Clean Water Action.
Washington DC -- Racist hate and violence against Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the United States has been on the rise recently, culminating in the deadly shootings at three Asian American owned businesses in Georgia.
Clean Water Action President and CEO, Bob Wendelgass, released the following statement:
Statement of Deanna White, State Director for Clean Water Action and Director of the Healthy Legacy Coalition regarding PFAS in Landfill Leachate
This morning, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) announced that more than 50 closed landfill sites in nearly 40 Minnesota counties have per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in groundwater that exceeds the Minnesota Department of Health’s Health Based Values (HBVs). Of those sites, sixteen tested at more than 10 times the HBVs.
“For decades, the fossil fuel industry has exploited loopholes in the Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water Acts, allowing these companies to profit at the expense of our water and communities."
The Lead Service Line Collaborative Collaborative is featuring case examples and interviews with states, water utilities, and advocates advancing LSL replacement with innovative strategies. The Collaborative highlighted Clean Water Action's work in Chelsea, Massachussets in its new "Case Study: Roles for Community Groups in LSL Replacement efforts."