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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released two proposals today to roll back clean water protections against waste from coal-fired power plants. The first proposal would overhaul wastewater rules, drastically weakening safeguards that prevent utilities from discharging toxic pollutants like arsenic, lead and mercury into America’s waterways.
Congress advanced major bipartisan legislation today to improve America’s clean water infrastructure. The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved H.R.1497, the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2019, which would invest more than $16 billion in clean water infrastructure over the next five years.
Electric vehicle (EV) owners, climate activists and concerned citizens gathered Saturday morning at the Environment Virginia Electric Vehicle Showcase to discuss the future of transportation and how Fairfax County can lead the state in the transition to EVs.
In response to a growing set of pollution threats and to mark today’s 47th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, Environment America Research and Policy Center and the Clean Water for All coalition have launched a new website -- “Voices for Clean Water” -- that features photos and testimonials from a wide array of individuals from across America. They included business owners, faith leaders, public health experts and people who love to swim, hike, kayak or just drink clean water.
Overall auto emissions in major metro regions in Virginia are headed in the wrong direction. But incentivizing people to adopt electric vehicle technology could play a major role in reversing that trend.
Have you ever thought about going solar at your home or business? Environment Virginia has partnered with EnergySage to make finding your local solar options easy. Find out more.