CWN's 2012 Power of Water Campaign was a Huge Success! Here's to a Great Year for Clean Water in 2013!
NEWS FLASH: For all CWN members attending River Network's River Rally in beautiful South Carolina: There will be a special Friday Afternoon Pre-River Rally Meet and Greet with Jennifer Peters from the Clean Water Network and with staff from the Water Protection Network & the National Wildlife Federation.
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 was proud to sign-on to a large coalition letter addressed to the White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, expressing support for the EPA's national stormwater rulemaking. The rulemaking is the right path forward to address stormwater management challenges including discharges from new development and redevelopment. The letter underscored the need to propose this much needed rule by June 2013 and finalize it by December 2014. Over the last several years, since the rulemaking was announced, the clean water community has been advocating for a strong and protective stormwater rule that will update and improve the municipal stormwater program to achieve clean water.
Whether you call it, “Sequester” or “Fiscal Cliff”, the self-imposed budget cuts now scheduled for 3/1/13 will hurt the Environment & the Economy!
The federal budgetary sequester scheduled for March must be avoided in order to prevent deep and damaging cuts to federal programs that support public lands and clean water and air.
Unless Congress identifies another way to reduce the deficit by tomorrow the consequences will be deeply damaging for programs that are important to protect the environment and public health. Clean Water Network participated in a lobby day on Capitol Hill this past month to amplify the environmental community's concerns with the Sequester, a mandatory across-the-board 8.2 percent cut in domestic discretionary programs, a category that includes virtually every environmental program. The picture to the left was taken during a lobby day last December, with Congressman Charlie Rangel (NY) being joined by CWN’s Natalie Roy (r) and staff from NRDC, Defenders and Oceana.