Category: Call to Action

Freshwater Weekly: May 6th, 2020

Posted on June 5, 2020 by

June 5, 2020 This week: Water Equity and Justice Freshwater Future Statement Freshwater Future mourns the death of Mr. George Floyd and all who have died due to racism in our country. We stand in solidarity with all communities of color as the forces of systemic racism have made them most vulnerable to police brutality and disproportionate impacts and […]

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News Alert: Public Health Experts, Environment Justice Orgs. Gather to Urge Michigan Mayors To Turn Water On ASAP

Posted on April 1, 2020 by

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Tiana Starks tianastarks@ts2consulting.com (248) 361-1617 Public Health Experts, Environment Justice Orgs. Gather to Urge Michigan Mayors To Turn Water On ASAP Statewide #TurnWaterOn Collaborative Responds to Governor Gretchen’s Executive Order Detroit, MI (April 1, 2020) – Michigan residents and public health experts are calling on Governor Gretchen Whitmer […]

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Freshwater Weekly: January 17th, 2020

Posted on January 17, 2020 by

January 17, 2020 This week:  Trump Administration Attacks on Water and Environment + Minnesota Court of Appeals Reversed Three Permits for Mining Operation + Will Your Representative Stand for Clean Water? + Tell Your Senators–Don’t Delay Action on Toxic Chemicals (PFAS) in Drinking Water + Trump Rollback of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Trump Administration […]

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Senate Bill Would Repeal Clean Water Act Protections Against Invasive Species

Posted on April 17, 2018 by

UPDATE: We successfully garnered enough support to stop this bill moving forward. Thank you to our Great Lakes Senators!   The United States Senate is poised to vote on the Coast Guard Authorization Act as early as this week. In its current form, the bill exempts ballast water pollution from Clean Water Act protections. Ships […]

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Freshwater Weekly 4/5/2018

Posted on April 5, 2018 by

This week:  Budget Successes + Michigan Proposal to Weaken Mining Regulations + Pollution in the Straits + Celebrating Freshwater Heroes BUDGET SUCCESSES IN US AND CANADA The US Omnibus bill adopted by Congress on March 23 maintained stable funding for the EPA and several policy riders were erased.  Because of Freshwater Future members like you […]

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Four Michigan Bills Could Dramatically Alter State’s Environmental Law

Posted on January 10, 2018 by

Michiganders, we need your help to stop two sets of bills that would undermine existing environmental protections and dramatically change how our environmental laws are implemented. If passed, these bills could impact all environmental law in Michigan, for years to come. Senate Bill 652 transfers decision-making power from environmental experts to a committee of stakeholders comprised […]

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5 Things You Can Do To Protect The Great Lakes

Posted on January 1, 2018 by

Small actions can make a big difference! At Freshwater Future, we help thousands of communities around the Great Lakes protect their local waters so that, together, we can protect the whole of the Great Lakes. Individual actions are powerful, too! Here are five little things with big impact that you can do to help keep […]

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We Need Your Help — Clean Water Protections Under Threat By Trump EPA

Posted on December 7, 2017 by

The vast majority of Americans—Republicans and Democrats—want the EPA to safeguard the streams that provide us drinking water and the wetlands that filter drinking water, protect communities from floods, and provide habitat for wildlife. Instead of listening to the will of the people, Scott Pruitt and President Trump’s EPA are proposing a plan that would […]

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Tell Michigan Gov. Snyder to VETO Repeal of Invasive Species Protections

Posted on November 2, 2017 by

Take Action — Tell Governor Snyder to VETO HB 5095 Lawmakers in Michigan recently passed a bill that would weaken Michigan’s ballast water pollution standards, sending it Governor Rick Snyder. House Bill 5095 would effectively repeal the standards passed in 2005 with near unanimous bipartisan support, and leave us to rely exclusively on weaker federal […]

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