Clean water is the foundation for healthy & prosperous communities. While our nation has made significant progress since the 1970’s in cleaning up many of our rivers, bays and other vital water resources, we still face significant water quality and quantity challenges. Drinking water sources are threatened by pollution and overconsumption, and some of these threats are made worse by climate change.
Asbury Park, New Jersey-- Clean Water Action, in partnership with the Asbury Park Boardwalk, is launching a “Straws by Request” program this Memorial Day Weekend. Participating establishments include Oyster Bar, The Anchor's Bend, Beach Bar and Wonder Bar. Drinking straws will be given to customers only by request. Look for the signage and educational postcards located at both the entrance, tabletops and the bars. Clean Water Action and the Asbury Park Boardwalk encourage all customers to participate.
“By allowing power plants to continue to dump chemicals into drinking water sources, Trump’s EPA is putting polluter profits above protecting public health,” said Jennifer Peters, National Water Programs Director for Clean Water Action. “For decades, power plants have been dumping toxic metals and other harmful contaminants, including bromide, which creates cancer-causing byproducts during drinking water treatment. Absent strong safeguards to limit this pollution, drinking water systems and their customers will continue to bear the burden of unchecked power plant water pollution.”
"This is a reckless and dangerous budget. It's also completely unsurprising. President Trump has made his priorities perfectly clear - he will put polluters first at all costs."
—This is a guest blog by Genevieve Abedon of Californians Against Waste
Going to Standing Rock to fight for Native rights, land and water, and against the outdated oil and gas industry has been one of the most inspiring experiences of my life. I was at Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota for most of Thanksgiving week.
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The first Earth Day helped drag us kicking and screaming into realizing that we were destroying this planet that sustains us. Still, too many people think of “the Earth” as an esoteric concern.