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Passing the WATER Act Is Now More Important Than Ever Washington D.C. – Politico reports that in the face of Senate Republican opposition, House Democrats have dropped their bid to include two vital pieces of per- and polyfluorinated compounds (PFASs) regulation in the annual must-pass National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This comes on the same […]

December 6, 2019
 Water

With FWA-endorsed environmental champions in office and a slew of upcoming environmental legislation, Virginia seems poised for green success This month’s electoral results in Virginia mark a win for the movement to address climate change. In a state where corporate utilities like Dominion have long dominated politics, to the detriment of public health and safety, […]

November 20, 2019
 Food

The solutions to forever chemical debacle already exist – Congress just needs to pass them Moments ago, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform kicked off the fourth congressional hearing on PFAS forever chemicals (live stream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdQsXawpNA0). Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo will join advocates and experts before the House Oversight and Reform Committee’s […]

November 19, 2019
 Food

After banning privatization, Baltimore once again leads in water justice Today, the Baltimore City Council voted unanimously to pass the Water Accountability and Equity Act (WAEA). Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young introduced the bill last December when he was city council president and plans to sign the bill into law. The historic legislation is a sweeping […]

November 18, 2019
 Food

After banning privatization, Baltimore once again leads in water justice Today, the Baltimore City Council voted unanimously to pass the Water Accountability and Equity Act, a sweeping overhaul of the city’s outdated water billing system. It sets up a percentage-of-income affordability program for low-income households, a customer advocate’s office with a mission of promoting fairness […]

November 18, 2019
 Water

People-Powered Campaign Shows a Movement is Rising to Protect Allegheny County from Fracking SEWICKLEY, PA – On Tuesday, three community leaders running on a platform of protecting their community of Franklin Park Borough from fracking won seats on the borough council. Democrats Susan Striz, Brian Malkin, and Dr. Jiang Li each won their races, while […]

November 7, 2019
 Climate

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