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Clean Water Fund

Contact Information
Nic Clark
2722 E. Michigan Ave. Ste. 201
Lansing, MI48912
P (517) 203-0754
F (517) 203-0760
nclark@cleanwater.org
www.cleanwateraction.org/mi

Our Mission
Clean Water Action is a national organization of diverse people and groups working together for:
  • Clean Water -- Assuring supplies of clean, safe and affordable water for all Americans, now and for the future.
  • Protecting Health -- Preventing health-threatening pollution at its source.
  • Creating Jobs -- Building an economy based on environmentally safe jobs and businesses.
  • Making Democracy Work -- Empowering people to take chage of our environmental future.

Priorities
Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund priorities:
  • Environmental Health: We are working with the Michigan Network for Children's Environmental Health to change harmful state policies and practices that result in exposure of children to environmental toxicants like lead, mercury and arsenic.
  • Energy: We are working with the Clean Energy Now campaign, as well as other statewide partners, to regulate CO2 as an air pollutant, stop the construction of new coal-fired power plants in Michigan, protect ratepayers from the soaring cost of fossil fuels, and promote the growth of green businesses and renewable energy investments. Nationally, we are working to enact powerful federal legislation to stop global climate change.
  • Water: We are working to protect the Great Lakes waters from exports and diversions, and to ensure that the public has a strong voice in any decisions regarding Great Lakes waters. Clean Water Fund is also working in Kent County to protect groundwater from raw sewage pollution coming from failing septic systems. In East Lansing, we are working on a project with the Ingham County Drain Commissioner and Michigan State University to cut down on stormwater pollution flowing into the Grand River.
  • Recycling: We are working to slow the importation of out-of-state and Canadian trash into Michigan landfills by stopping the expansion of existing landfills and raising our dumping charge to a reasonable rate. We are also working to make sure that money generated from the dumping charge is invested in the expansion of local recycling programs.

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