“The reckless cuts to funding, staffing, and enforcement that are included in the proposed budgets from President Trump and the Republican leadership in Congress won't just put our air, water, and health at risk, they'll also put a greater strain on our state agencies and a greater burden on Michigan taxpayers,” said Mary Brady-Enerson, Director, Michigan Clean Water Action.
“EPA is stonewalling the public because the agency knows it can't justify the dangerous decision to let coal plants continue to dump toxic metals and other chemicals into our water.”
Americans expect EPA to protect clean water. They oppose weakening safeguards for streams, wetlands, and drinking water. Since 2014, more than a million people have urged EPA to prioritize protecting clean water. Recently, hundreds of thousands have spoken out against EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's proposal to put drinking water at risk by repealing the Clean Water Rule.
The NJ legislature again failed to provide adequate environmental safeguards or effectively counter the Christie administration’s anti-environmental agenda, according to the Clean Water Action 2015-2017 Scorecard released today. Tell legislators what you think about their scores.
"The Republican leadership in the House of Representatives has failed Americans once again by turning their backs on families and handing out giveaways to polluters."
This is a reckless decision and a slap in the face to anyone who thinks that public health should be prioritized over industry bottom-lines. Scott Pruitt's EPA is doing what it does best - pandering to polluters who line the pockets of their allies on Capitol Hill with campaign donations.
As the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives returns to session to consider revenue packages for the state budget, environmental leaders gathered with local citizens in the Capitol on Tuesday to deliver a message: the proposed budget is a raw deal for all Pennsylvanians.
Washington D.C. - Clean Water Action President and CEO Bob Wendelgass released the following statement:
We stand united with the hundreds of thousands of Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods. We are keeping those who are still in harm’s way in our thoughts.
LANSING – Clean air and water advocates today applauded a settlement agreement announced by the Sierra Club requiring the Lansing Board of Water & Light to shut down the Erickson coal-fired generating station by 2025 for violating the Federal Clean Air Act.
Recent updates to safety levels for Minnesota water contaminated with perfluorochemicals (PFCs ) has triggered new state actions to provide safe drinking water. These actions include the provision of bottled water or filtered water to private well owners and updating public water filtration systems at an estimated cost of $4 to $15 million dollars. Despite an existing legal agreement with Minnesota to pay for the cost of providing safe drinking water, 3M is denying financial responsibility for these new costs.