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ACTION: Clean Water
3 years ago
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The Clean Water Act (CWA) is one of our nation’s most important environmental protection laws—helping to ensure that rivers, streams, lakes and bays are protected from pollution regardless of state and regional boarders. It provides a consistent national framework so that polluters cannot simply move upstream to a state with weak regulations, only to send pollution downstream to states with strong water protection laws. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a long history of partnering with states, resulting in dramatic improvements in water quality across the nation. This is all threatened by H.R .2018, the Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011. If enacted, H.R. 2018 would stop the EPA from carrying out its mandate to protect America’s rivers, streams and waterways under the CWA, reversing years of progress. It would move decision making authority regarding water pollution from the EPA to the states—setting up a patchwork of policies and putting all our waters at risk. H.R. 2018 passed the House by a vote of 239-184. However, the Obama administration has issued a statement of opposition on the bill, noting that the measure would “significantly undermine the Clean Water Act and could adversely affect public health, the economy, and the environment.” Take Action! Urge your U.S. Senators to protect our water and oppose any efforts to remove the EPA’s oversight authority.

I can't sign
3 years ago

The petition is only for US residents.   Sorry!

Clean Water ACT
3 years ago

 


Save the Clean Water Act from attack by gas drillers!

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Don't let energy companies dictate environmental policy!

 

As you may have read in the newspapers, Chesapeake Energy Corp. is trying to exercise its political muscle, telling landowners that their gas royalty payments are being delayed because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is not issuing permits fast enough for Chesapeake.

Chesapeake Energy has proposed hundreds of miles of Marcellus gas pipelines, which would cross Pennsylvania's rivers and streams. Chesapeake is asking 17,000 landowners to write their U.S. representatives to change the Clean Water Act requirements that stream crossings need permits and that extensive pipelines, which can cross hundreds of streams and wetlands, must be reviewed for environmental impact.

 

We need to tell our Congressmen that our rivers and streams deserve the protection of the Clean Water Act!

 

The Clean Water Act was designed to protect our rivers and streams from pollution and sediment runoff.

 

Chesapeake Energy is complaining that Clean Water Act review slows down their pipeline projects. Chesapeake wants to use this delay to blame the Corps of Engineers for bureaucratic meddling and to enlist landowners to change the Clean Water Act.

We must not let that happen. ACT NOW!

Anonymous
Clean water act
3 years ago

signed Aug 30th

3 years ago

Leave America's Waters Alone ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Our rivers, lakes, and streams are the lifeblood of our country and need to be protected. The U.S. House has voted to cripple the Clean Water Act, the best defense that America's waters have against the mining industry, developers and other polluters
Water Quality Improvement Petition
3 years ago

Silver Lake and the Silver Lake sand dunes are a state, regional and national tourist destination. In the past 50 years the quality of the water has degraded to the point that there is excessive weeds and algae, contamination of fish and possibly other
water quality
3 years ago

signed

3 years ago

Only able to sign the last one. Thank you, Lisa.

Don't mess with America's waters
3 years ago

 

Our rivers, lakes, and streams are the lifeblood of our country and need to be protected. The U.S. House has voted to cripple the Clean Water Act, the best defense that America's waters have against the mining industry, developers and other polluters.

Their bill would take the teeth out of the Clean Water Act by stripping the EPA of its powers to hold states accountable for pollution. The result would be a race to the bottom as states compete for polluting industries’ business by slashing their clean water laws, with no federal backstop to keep America’s rivers safe from the ensuing pollution.

Tell your representatives today: Leave the Clean Water Act alone and let the EPA do its job.

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Protect Funding for Clean Water
3 years ago

Protect Funding for Clean Water

Water is one of the most basic necessities -- but 900 million people around the globe still struggle to find clean water for themselves and their families. The consequences are dire. Each year, lack of access to clean water and sanitation kills 1.8 million children under the age of five.

Right now, Congress is considering massive funding cuts for foreign aid -- including the programs that provide clean water to the world's poorest and most vulnerable people. These programs make up only a tiny fraction of the federal budget, but they have a lifesaving impact for millions around the world.

Tell Congress that we can't balance the budget by cutting programs that help millions in desperate poverty access the water they need to survive.

 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/970/903/475/

3 years ago

SIGNED ON THE 11 NOV

Signed and noted!
3 years ago

The above is "Don't Let Polluters Turn Back the Clock on Clean Water" from American Rivers.  You can also check more actions at this thread

 

ACTION ALERT: America's Endangered Rivers or check out

 

 

http://www.americanrivers.org/our-work/protecting-rivers/endangered-rivers/

 

make sure to click on the map!

Anonymous
3 years ago

got it thanks

 

no on dirty water amendment
http://www.care2.com/news/member/525884267/3021117

support clean water act
http://www.care2.com/news/member/525884267/3021096

Good actions!
3 years ago

  Be sure to sign ALL of the Food and Water Actions!


foodandwaterwatch.org
Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced. So we can all enjoy and trust in what we eat and drink, we help people take charge of where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable


This post was modified from its original form on 23 Nov, 19:00
Support the Clean Water Act ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
3 years ago
Support the Clean Water Act ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, nature, protection, water, pollution )

Cher
- 1 hour ago - thepetitionsite.com
A bill will be voted on by the Senate that will effectively leave more than 10,000 wetlands, streams, rivers, and lakes (including over 5,000 sources of public drinking water supplies) unprotected from polluters. This amendment is the Energy and Water
2 Petitions
2 years ago

Restore Clean Water Protections

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/restore-clean-water-protections

 

Restore Clean Water Protections

As an administration that promised "sound science" when making decisions, you are probably fully aware that oxygen {air} and water are the very basic building blocks of life. Citizens should not be needing to petition the government for Clean Air, or Clean Water.


Recently lost Clean Water Act protections threaten not only fish and wildlife, but the health of Americans: EPA estimates that more than 117 million Americans get their drinking water from public supplies fed in whole or in part by intermittent or ephemeral streams vulnerable to pollution under these decisions.

Tell Obama act now to restore clean water protections for our wetlands, lakes, and streams. 


Also SOURCE and Additional Petition:

https://online.nwf.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1535




This post was modified from its original form on 24 Jan, 20:01
Sign to continue the fight at the hungersite:
2 years ago

This is the same picture and issue above, but a different petition. 

Protect Funding For Clean Water

Clean Water For AllFinding safe drinking water is a struggle for nearly 900 million people every day. Each year, 1.8 million children under the age five die from lack of access to clean water.

Right now, Congress is considering huge funding cuts, including programs that help provide clean water to the poorest and most vulnerable people. These programs occupy a tiny portion of the overall budget, but are imperative to the survival of millions.

Urge Congress to protect funding for clean water and provide people with a basic right and necessity.
 Take Action!
2 Clean Water Petitions
2 years ago

Help Protect Our Nation's Waterways! TAKE ACTION!



Lindsey
- 4 hours ago - secure3.convio.net

Millions of Americans depend on our nation's waterways for their livelihoods, recreation, and drinking water. But over the last decade, confusing policies stemming from two U.S. Supreme Court decisions have left many of our waters that are fed by small

 

Tell Congress to Help Increase Global Access to Safe Drinking Water ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Cher
- 49 seconds ago - secure.nrdconline.org

 

Lack of safe drinking water and sanitation is the single largest cause of illness in the world. The Water for the World Act, a bipartisan bill introduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, would improve America's ability to provide

 

2 years ago


Cher
- 5 hours ago - secure3.convio.net
Big polluters and special interests want to keep dumping and developing on our rivers, streams and wetlands -- and they're doing everything they can to block the EPA from closing polluter-friendly loopholes in the Clean Water Act.
Force for Change:
2 years ago

Stop Las Vegas From Stealing the Public's Water ! PLEASE SIGN ! !



Cher
- 2 hours ago - forcechange.com

Stop Nevada from granting Las Vegas the right to groundwater stored in the state's eastern region; developing this water supply would require billions of dollars in infrastructure investment and would cripple water users outside the artificial oasis.

Force for Change -
2 years ago
Ensure Water Resources In Africa Are Controlled Without Corruption ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Cher
- 23 minutes ago - forcechange.com
Make sure all Africans benefit from newly discovered groundwater resources
2 years ago

done, thanks

Same Picture as above - different petition
2 years ago

Stop Wastewater From Polluting Our Rivers and Oceans ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


 

Cher
- 11 hours ago - forcechange.com

The biochemical oxygen demand test was created in 1920 to measure water pollution. This is frequently used as a guideline to gauge the effectiveness of wastewater treatment plants.
Wastewater
2 years ago

signed, FB and tweeted.

Lisa, this is an old-fashioned term to describe someone(usually a man) but you are like a tall glass of cool water....thank you for working for something that most of us take for granted (especially here in the US)....clean, clear water, my dear!

Dear Carol
2 years ago

Thank you for signing and your kind words!  It made my day!  I hope you have a good rest of the week!   

  Lisa

Protect Families From Cancerous Agents in Drinking Water ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
2 years ago
Protect Families From Cancerous Agents in Drinking Water ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Environment  (tags: environment, water, pollution, protection, humans )

Cher
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
A bill has been introduced to the House of Representatives which will limit the amount of Chromium 6 that can be in drinking water. Chromium 6 is a chemical which is present in drinking water in many areas, but is also a proven carcinogen.
Chromium 6
2 years ago

signed, FB and tweeted

Clean Water - Force for change
2 years ago
Ensure the Safe Extraction of Water in Namibia ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Cher
- 15 minutes ago - forcechange.com
An aquifer large enough to supply centuries of fresh water to the people of Namibia has recently been discovered in the driest country in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Namibia water
2 years ago

signed, FB and tweeted...clean water is more precious than all the gold,oil or diamonds in the world.

Lisa...
2 years ago

Good thing I checked here first as I almost Posted that Petition for Namibia. Signed. When are ya gonna stop in and check my groups dear? Long time no see. Hola Martina, ojale que estas bien. Me hases mucho la falta. Gusto a ver te aqui tambien mi amiga. Abrazos y bessitos from Dottie. xoxo

2 years ago

signed, thanks

3 Clean water actions from Earthjustice - US residents only
2 years ago
Take Action! For too long, sewage and fertilizer pollution has been running into rivers, streams, lakes, canals, and coastal waters. Please tell the EPA to enforce strong standards that clean up the pollution causing toxic algae outbreaks.
Take Action! No matter our political views, we all need clean water to live. And since 1972, the bipartisan Clean Water Act has protected our nation’s lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands from unregulated pollution and destruction. Please let the White House know you support efforts to make sure all "waters of the United States" remain protected by the Clean Water Act, as they have been for decades.
Take Action! Florida’s water pollution is a national disgrace and that requires a national response. Tell President Obama that Florida’s state plan to clean up water pollution allows more toxic algae-infested waterways and that a federal solution is required.




This post was modified from its original form on 19 Aug, 14:17
Petitions 1,2,3
2 years ago

all signed

Clean Water Protection
2 years ago
Tell Congress: Don't Cut Funds For Clean Water Protection ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


Cher
- 114 days ago - secure2.convio.net
Urge Congress to oppose devastating cuts to critical conservation funding and stop the dirty water amendments that put our clean water at risk.
Protect Our Underground Water Supply From Toxic Pollutants ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


Cher
- 1 hour ago - forcechange.com
According to an ongoing investigation, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has allowed energy and mining companies to pollute over 100 underground water reservoirs that supply over half of the United States' drinking water.
got that epa

one,thanks Lisa

for the link,and the star

Hugs

Me too..

Signed that EPA one too Lisa. Hi Sister and everyone else. Gotta hit the sack my beloved Sheddys. xoxo

signed, thank you Lisa

For EU residents only

Send to Nestle Company:

 

Tell the E.U Water and sanitation are a human right not a commodity!

 

Reposted from Beth on Greenpeace group

Don't bottle Canada - keep clean water safe - All can sign

Sign Our Petition to Nestlé ACTION


Nancy
- 12 hours ago - action.sumofus.org

Currently, Nestlé has a permit through 2017 to take about 1.1 million litres of water per day from Hillsburgh, Ontario for its bottling operations in nearby Aberfoyle -- even during drought conditions while there are by-laws on water use for households.

Thanks for taking action.

Take action to strengthen the Clean Water Act
9 months ago

 

Urge EPA to strengthen water quality protections

Costa Rica                                                      We need clean water for drinking and for fish and wildlife!

 

Our nation’s waters need help   Almost 30 years after the Clean Water Act was enacted, our nation’s waters are still used as disposal sites for a vast 

 

        The EPA rule should require states to adopt strong antidegradation programs, eliminate unnecessary variances from water quality standards, and strengthen the water quality standard review process so that our nation’s waters are able to provide clean drinking water, swimmable waters, and support healthy fish and wildlife.

TAKE ACTION: Tell EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to protect clean water!

ALL can Sign!!
6 months ago

Tell the EPA that you support restoring critical protections for our small streams and wetlands

117 Million Americans get their water from small streams

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Approximately 117 million Americans rely at least in part upon small streams and wetlands for their drinking water supply. That’s more than one third of the entire population.These streams also provide buffers for absorbing and reducing the impacts of flooding, help recharge groundwater supplies, and retain and filter nutrients that can cause water pollution. [2] So it is critical that protections are restored.


TAKE ACTION »



This post was modified from its original form on 29 Mar, 16:45
6 months ago

Thanks for taking action!
Thank you for telling EPA Administrator McCarthy to protect clean water by strengthening the Clean Water Act.


Tell the EPA that You Support Clean Water Protections
Thanks for taking action

4 months ago

The Clean Water Act is Under Attack

Tell Congress: vote NO on the Regulatory Fairness Act


  Bristol Bay, Alaska

Dear Lisa,

We need your help to protect Bristol Bay and the Clean Water Act from Congress!

This February the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took a huge step toward saving the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Using the Clean Water Act, the EPA is on the road to protecting Bristol Bay’s fragile ecosystem from the toxic mine waste threats posed by the Pebble copper/gold mine.

Now some Members of Congress want to stand in the way.

They call their bill the Regulatory Fairness Act of 2014 (HR 524/S 830). Instead of fairness, this bill narrows the important Clean Water Act safeguard EPA just initiated to protect Bristol Bay’s water resources.

Despite overwhelming public support for EPA’s move to protect Bristol Bay, this bill seeks to limit when EPA can act to protect our rivers, lakes, and streams from the toxic waste created by open pit mining. HR 524 and S 830 are part of a broader effort to effectively end EPA’s ability to block harmful projects.

TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to vote against The Regulatory Fairness Act!

4 months ago
Your message has been submitted.
Time Sensitive
3 months ago

The future of clean water in the United States is in your senator’s hands. The Senate is expected to vote—as soon as this week—on an amendment to a must-pass spending bill that would prevent the administration from restoring long-standing protections of the Clean Water Act to headwater streams and wetlands that provide drinking water to 117 million Americans.

More than 250,000 concerned citizens recently wrote the Environmental Protection Agency in support of its proposed “Waters of the U.S. rule,” which would restore key Clean Water Act protections to more than half of our nation’s streams and waterways. These protections are vitally needed as more than half of our nation’s waters are rated in &ldquooor” condition: unfit for swimming, fishing or drinking; and EPA studies show that the problem is getting worse.

Please take action now and urge your senator to oppose any dirty water amendments that try to stop the administration from finalizing the Waters of the U.S. rule.

3 months ago

still has your info listed Lisa so not able to sign

Clean water - US only
2 months ago

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers publicly released a proposed Clean Water Rule to clarify the scope of the Clean Water Act. There are efforts in Congress to derail this rule. 

Ask your legislators to protect the waters of the United States. 

Clean Water Rule

The Clean Water Rule aims at reducing the uncertainty surrounding protections for small streams and wetlands, which were put into question following two Supreme Court decisions in 2001 and 2006.  This is important because what happens in small streams and wetlands impacts the quality and health of downstream tributaries and larger rivers.

Clarifying the scope of the Clean Water Act is critical to restoring protections for the small streams and wetlands that contribute to our drinking water supplies, filter out pollutants, protect fish, and help to protect us from flooding.  

 

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Tell Congress: Stop Blocking the EPA from Protecting Our Clean Water

This week, House members will likely take a vote on a bill to block EPA from finalizing the proposed Clean Water Rule, rather than letting the public comment period finish. This would silence YOUR voice and the voice of millions of people who depend upon clean water for their livelihood. Tell your Representative to vote NO on this bill.

Take Action »