“To fulfill the goals of the Clean Water Act, we must rebuild our water infrastructure, which will prevent billions of gallons of raw sewage from entering our rivers and lakes each year,”
"We've done this before - we were there during the campaign to pass the Clean Water Act and we have fought to protect clean water ever since. We are already pounding the pavement and knocking on doors in neighborhoods throughout the nation and in the halls of Congress to make sure we put our health and the environment before the needs of polluters and special interests."
LANSING, MI – On Tuesday, October 10th, Clean Water Action members and Plainfield Township residents gathered at the Michigan State Capitol to hold a press conference highlighting the stories of communities impacted by contaminated water and calling on the Senate and Governor Snyder to reject the “No Stricter than Federal” bill being considered by the Senate.
"This proposal makes clear that Donald Trump and Scott Pruitt believe government's duty is to serve special interests. Repealing the Clean Power Plan will create huge uncertainty for the states and private companies who are already building plans to meet its ambitious goals."
Clean Water Action is disappointed with Governor Hogan’s announcement that he is pursuing a 20th century transportation solution to solve the region's 21st century traffic woes.
"Not only do the budget resolutions from both the House and Senate set the framework for drastic cuts that will make it difficult to protect our water and promote healthy communities, they begin to open the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas drilling. It's buy one set of bad policies, get one free for the fossil fuel industry and other special interests."
"This should serve as a reminder to the Trump administration that it should be working to protect the American people and public health, not polluter profits."
“Instead of raiding the funds that support clean energy and energy-efficiency in our state, we should be leading by example to aggressively scale up energy savings on the state’s own buildings, which spend an estimated $200 million per year on energy. These cuts are short- sighted and will do lasting economic damage.” — Melissa Everett, Ph.D., CT Energy and Sustainability Program Manager, Clean Water Action.
BOSTON – Renters and low-income communities can benefit from solar energy, but state policies are standing in the way. That’s why the Green Justice Coalition, a grouping of community organizations, environmental advocates and labor unions convened by Community Labor United, is pushing for legislation (H. 3396 / S. 1831) to ensure all residents of the state can benefit from the green economy.
“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.