Volume VI, #127
"Black is the new green."
-- Peabody Coal CEO Gregory Boyce
In this issue
1) Take Action: Leave No Child Insidre
1) Take Action: Leave No Child Inside
The No Child Left Inside Act will help build our capacity to help teach children about the great outdoors by supporting environmental education, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Hold Polluters Accountable
A recently released internal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) memo shows that hundreds of Clean Water Act violations, including oil spills, filling of wetlands and illegal dumping, have either been dropped completely or made lower priorities due to uncertainty about whether those waters are protected by the Clean Water Act.
Unless Congress acts, the uncertainty caused by court decisions and agency actions will continue to make it difficult to protect our waters from pollution.
3) Clean Energy: Write for Change
Please voice your desire to see solutions that work for everyone and that start working now-- write a letter to the editor of your local paper.
4) Victory: Toxic Toys Banned
See what else we're doing to protect our communities from toxic chemicals.
p.s. - the bill also includes additional funding so that the lone toy inspector, Bob, can get some help.
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