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Take Action Today to Oppose the Dirty Water Amendment
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.
This week, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) is asking your senators to vote for an amendment to a spending bill that would wipe out these pollution limits for streams, brooks, wetlands, lakes and other waters in every state.
Our children and future generations are counting on us to protect this country’s waters—for drinking, swimming, fishing and for healthy communities. Allowing the continued act of contaminating or destroying streams and draining and filling wetlands will threaten public health and increase flooding downstream, with significant public safety and economic implications for families and communities.
Once we allow our crucial waters to be contaminated or destroyed, we lose that water for our families and future generations. We can’t afford to sacrifice our country’s clean water for industry’s narrow, short-term profit. Don’t allow public drinking water systems that use these at-risk waters and serve more than 117 million Americans, 5,646 public water supply systems, to be threatened with pollution.
Tell your senator to support clean water, and oppose the Sen. Barrasso dirty water amendment.
For more information, or to send your senator a letter, click here.
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Malaysia Sends Plastic Waste Back to 13 Wealthy Countries, Says It Won’t Be 'the Rubbish Dump of the World'
The Southeast Asian country Malaysia has sent 150 shipping containers packed with plastic waste back to 13 wealthy countries, putting the world on notice that it will not be the world's garbage dump, as CNN reported. The countries receiving their trash back include the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Canada.
Madagascar has embarked on its most ambitious tree-planting drive yet, aiming to plant 60 million trees in the coming months. The island nation celebrates 60 years of independence this year, and the start of the planting campaign on Jan. 19 marked one year since the inauguration of President Andry Rajoelina, who has promised to restore Madagascar's lost forests.