Washington, D.C. – Today the Energy and Water Subcommittee and the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee are considering budget proposals with deep cuts to critical environmental programs, and ideological policy riders that would gut clean water and other health and safety protections.
Clean Water Action President and CEO Bob Wendelgass released the following statement:
The Coalition for Healthy Ports (CHP) demands reinstatement of the Port Authority of NY & NJ’S (PANYNJ) dirty truck ban originally planned to go into effect in January 2017 to significantly reduce diesel emissions and corresponding adverse health impacts as the port continues to grow.
Wildlife recreation, including fishing, is a $2.8 billion industry in Pennsylvania, and small breweries in Pennsylvania are supporting over 32,000 jobs currently.
Morristown, NJ -- Constituents of US Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ Congressional District 11) and representatives of 31 environmental, community and labor groups with tens of thousands of members in his district rallied outside the Congressman's office today to demand he stand up against the Trump Administration’s attack on the environment especially the massive cuts proposed by Trump to the EPA and clean energy programs.
"The only people who benefit from repealing Clean Water Act protections are the special interests who have tried to weaken and gut protections for clean water for decades."
"President Trump needs to stop getting his news from Twitter. Climate change is real and it's happening right now. We spent years negotiating a truly great accomplishment in global diplomacy in order to preserve life as we know it. We owe it to our children to act now. Instead, the President seems committed to sticking his head in the sand. "
Community leaders and organizations call on Dynegy to collaborate on a just transition for workers and residents.
Washington, DC – Just before the second anniversary of the Obama administration’s most significant water pollution control initiative – the adoption of the Clean Water Rule – the Trump administration’s assault on public safeguards put America’s water resources more at risk than they have been in well over a generation.