The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just proposed long-overdue power plant pollution standards to limit the amount of toxic metals and other chemicals that can be dumped in our water. Unfortunately the coal industry is already trying to block them.
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Tuesday, August 29th 2012
Clean Water Fund is coordinating outreach for this innovative effort to help residents of 14 towns save energy and save money on their utility bills. Clean Water Fund and a corps of recent college graduates are working closely with municipal leaders and local volunteers to help communities come together around the goal of helping 10% of households cut their energy use 20% over a 3 year period.
Connecticut residents want to protect ourselves and those we love, preventing harm especially to babies and young children. Our homes and our bodies should be safe from unwanted and dangerous intrusion. But there's a toxic problem putting our health at risk.
Over the years, Clean Water Fund’s programs have grown to encompass a wide range of environmental and health concerns. But all of these issues and all of our work connect to clean, safe and affordable water. This remains the fundamental core of our work.
Our issues have never been more important than they are today. They cut across the entire spectrum of environmental concerns.
Parents, often moms, bear the brunt of finding safe products for their families. Connecticut has been a leader in banning toxic chemicals but we need the federal government to take action too! The Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 will ensure the products we use every day are free of chemicals that make our kids sick.
On Wednesday, August 10th, we will ask our Senators to join the brigade. Join us at Bushnell Park in Hartford to write letter and cards to our Senators! Contact Anne Hulick or Susan Eastwood for more information!
By contributing to Clean Water Fund through your workplace, you may pledge a small amount in each paycheck to be automatically deducted. Your donation will support Clean Water Fund's work to ensure a safe and health environment for all people, now and for the future.
Diesel engines emit a mixture of particles, metals and gasses including over 40 "hazardous air pollutants" as classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Air Act. Diesel pollution can trigger asthma and cause lung cancer, stroke, and heart attack, contributing to 21,000 early deaths a year. Nationally, diesel exhaust poses a cancer risk that is 3 times greater than the combined risk of all air toxics assessed by EPA. Diesel exhaust is particularly dangerous because it is emitted at ground level - just where people breathe it in1 .