Archive for the Lobby for Clean Water Act Category

VOTE NO on H.B. 2018

HR 2018, entitled, “Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011,” as passed by the House and is now being heard by the Senate.  This bill is a direct assault on two key components of the Clean Water Act: enforcement of water quality standards and protection of aquatic resources

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Save Maumee goes to Washington D.C. represented northeast Indiana for Clean Water Week

  If you would like to see what we said in Washington D.C. last week – CLICK HERE for Save Maumee 2012 Newsletter: Save Maumee Grassroots Organization represented northeast Indiana for Great Lakes Days again this year in Washington D.C. for Clean Water Week, through a grant

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Combined Sewer Overflows – college term paper

Combined Sewer Overflows   Written by Sean Musi V161    I have spent half of my life in Fort Wayne, Indiana and the number one issue that comes to mind involving the environment is the poor condition of our water ways. This is especially upsetting because the city

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Meetings Recap of LaFarga Copper LLC (Steel Dynamics Inc.)

On January 12, 2012, the Allen County Drainage board had their beginning talks about reconstructing the Bandelier Ditch #3.  Abby Frost-King and Celia Garza specifically requested from different contacts within the Surveyors office, to be informed of the day they would begin conversations. We were not called

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Save Maumee Grassroots Org. wins "Organization of the Year Award"

Awards Ceremony at The 4th Annual Greening the Statehouse Policy Forum will be held on Saturday, December 10th at Butler University’s Reilly Room at Atherton Union in downtown Indy from 8:30am-3pm.  So join us for education from Indianapolis policy experts and environmental groups. For reservations call Jesse

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Letter to EPA~WRITE ONE TOO!

The EPA is looking for your input that needs to arrive at their office by May 16th regarding this memorandum http://www.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/establishingtmdlwla_revision.pdf  It is very important that we generate as many comment letters as we can in favor of the parts of the 2010 memo that improve upon

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Save Maumee Goes to D.C. ~ Clean Water Week 2011

Save Maumee Grassroots Organization is representing north-east Indiana in Washington D.C. again this year for Clean Water Week!  Bruce Allen made it there on Monday to speak for our waterways  in 2011.  This is the 4th year that Bruce has represented Save Maumee and our local area,

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A SEWER FULL OF POLLUTERS' AMENDMENTS

These amendments have no place in a spending bill and they effectively aim to “handcuff” EPA and other federal agencies from enforcing current law or help to relax current law: Amendment No. 10 from Rep. Cliff Stearns (FL-6) would prevent EPA from developing or issuing standards that

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Bill Watch 2011

Indiana Wildlife sent me their bill watch.  Keeping laws transparent and legislators honest should be demanded by the we the people. Wildlife Management SB 0017 Exotic animals. Support restricting release of exotic animals into the wild. Hunting/Fishing SB 0153 Disabled veteran hunting and fishing licenses. Opposed to

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2011 Indiana Senate Pro-Consumer Voting Records

Several bills are being voted-on right now. SB72, eminent domain for CO2 pipelines, SB71, hydrofracking, remains on 2nd reading in the Senate. SB102, tracker bill, remains on 2nd reading in the Senate. DUKE ENERGY is a large electric utility service for Indiana and has been in the

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HEC's Environmental Policy for Waterways in 2011

Hoosier Environmental Council 2011-2012 Legislative Policy Guide http://www.hecweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/2011LegGuide10-3.pdf According to the 2010 Impaired Waters List, Indiana has more than 2,600 impaired waters that are unsafe for drinking and recreation. The following is a summary of information presented in the guide regarding water issues: Issue 1) Restriction unnecessary use

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Primary's over…election to come

So politics are directly related to water issues….who gets the money and what issues will be addressed and which ones take priority?  Here is the 2009 Indiana State Senator Listing by District. (updated 3-25-10) Click on one to see the 1. District of your Senator 2. First

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D.C. Update

Washington D.C.  February 24, 2010 – Great Lakes Day Today Save Maumee Grassroots Org., Save the Dunes and Healing Our Waters met in person with representatives from the offices of: Senator Richard Lugar Representative Mike Pence Representative Brad Ellsworth Representative Andre Carson Representative Baron Hill Representative Mark

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Fact Sheet For NE Indiana

Fact Sheet – Understanding the Depth of Northeast Indiana Water Related Issues

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Save Maumee goes to D.C.

Welcome to the first post of Save Maumee Grassroots Org. Blog.  I am finished with the fact sheets for NE Indiana.  Bruce Allen and myself have received a scholarship through Our Healing Waters to lobby in Washington D.C. for Clean Water Week, February 22-25.  CLICK HERE FOR

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