Thanks to the following CWN Members & Partners for your support this past year. Your donations help CWN make waves on Capitol Hill and across the country for clean water! If you are not on our member or supporter list, please consider contributing today to Clean Water Network by clicking on DONATE. For those of you who donated during the holiday season, it made a difference. Thank you very much!
With foundation funding dwindling and a less than robust economy, support to CWN is critical. Becoming a dues paying member and/or partnering with CWN on its Power of Water Campaign, helps the organization as well as all of our members' efforts to protect our country's precious water resources. We look forward to working with all of you this year and beyond on the many challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. The full list of members and partners can be found by clicking on link below.
2012 Members: Thanks to the following organizations who have renewed their annual dues for 2012! We cannot do it without you and appreciate your support! We have also listed those organizations who have contributed early in 2013 for the 2012 membership year. Thanks to all of you!
Alabama Rivers Alliance
Alabama Water Watch Association
Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association
Alliance for the Great Lakes (IL)
Audubon Society of Rhode Island (RI)
Amigos Bravos Inc. (NM)
Clean Water Network teamed up with colleagues from across the country to sign a letter to U.S. Senators asking that important reforms be included in the next Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). As outlined in the letter, the reforms are critical for ensuring that the Army Corps of Engineers better manages taxpayer dollars to improve the safety and economic well being of communities across the country and to improve the health of the nation’s rivers, coasts, and wetlands.
The letter urges Congress to ensure compliance with the WRDA 2007 national water policy, by requiring the use of nonstructural and restoration measures where they can provide an appropriate level of protection and benefits. The letter also emphasizes that in order to comply with the WRDA 2007 mitigation provision, Congress needs to adopt mitigation measures recommended pursuant to the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act.
Are you planning to attend the 2013 Presidential Inauguration ceremony on January 21st?
Let us know. If there are enough clean water advocates in town for the big day we will try to arrange a clean water get together over the long weekend! Stay tuned. We are also exploring offering special one of a kind clean water Inauguration knit hats for sale, since it is typically cold that day! The Hats will say, "Got Clean Water?" on one side and, 2nd Inauguration of President Barack Obama, January 21st, 2013 on the flip side. Please email email@example.com to let us know your plans and if you want to be part of the clean water celebration that weekend!
Remember we need to make our voices heard loudly. It is imperative that the Administration make clean water a TOP PRIORITY this second go-around! A number of the clean water community's priority issues, including the critical EPA & Corps of Engineers Waters of the US Guidance document, that would restore important Clean Water Act protections, have been stalled. The reasons are endless, including the presidential election, inter-agency review road blocks, and pressing fiscal cliff issues. But in reality vital clean water issues have fallen off of the Administration's radar scene because they are politically difficult. Let's use the Inauguration to celebrate the wonderful possibilities the next four years could bring. But let's also use this major milestone to make some noise and raise awareness of how important it is to protect our nation's waters. Stand Up with CWN to make it politically difficult for the Administration and Congress not to make clean water a TOP PRIORITY!
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Attached below is a letter from various environmental groups to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure with regard to various dirty water bills. The bills are H.R. 4278, H.R. 5961, H.R. 2541, and H.R. 3158. These four bills undermine the Clean Water Act and related rules and regulations meant to protect our nation's clean water. These bills employ loopholes, exemptions, sidestepping, and unrelated issues to effectively prevent the Clean Water Act from doing what it was intended to do. On July 26, 2012, the T&I Committee began the markup on these bills and will finish around the end of the month presumably to send the bills to the House floor before the August recess. This letter points out the damaging effects these bills will cause if enacted.
Attached below are comments on FEMA’s Scoping Process for Preparation of a Programmatic EIS for the National Flood Insurance Program. The NFIP has been in need of changes and improvements for quite some time. These comments were submitted and signed by 58 organizations, including Clean Water Network.
Protecting Freshwater Resources
FDE was founded in 1969 to stop the Cross Florida Barge Canal. It might have seemed far-fetched that a relatively small group of concerned citizens could stop a massive federal project already in progress to connect the Atlantic Ocean with the Gulf of Mexico but, in 1971, the work was halted. In their pioneering effort to stop the canal, FDE members completed one of the nation's first environmental impact statements.