You can’t make good beer with bad water

By | Russell Bassett
Clean Water Digital Campaigner

Americans care about clean water for a whole host of reasons – fishing and swimming, protecting wildlife, and safe drinking water. But as I was reminded last week by Jenn Vervier at New Belgium Brewing, clean water is also vital for excellent beer.  Understanding that great beer takes great water, many of America’s breweries have come out in support of the proposed clean water rule. Noticeably absent from the list of the rule’s supporters, however, is America’s biggest brewery: Anheuser-Busch. 

Falling Ash vs. Rays of Clean Energy

By | Michelle Kinman
Clean Energy Advocate

We live in Torrance, California, a mile from the Pacific, and this was ash resulting from a large explosion and fire that occurred at the Exxon Mobil refinery just 3.5 miles away.

From groundbreaking commitments to solving global warming to passing a first-in-the-nation ban on single-use plastic bags, it’s clear that 2014 was a great year for protecting our environment. Thanks to the leadership of environmental champions and the activism of millions of Californians, our air is cleaner, our water is safer, and more of our power than ever before comes from solar and other renewable sources. As we celebrate our victories, let’s resolve to continue moving environmental progress forward in 2015 and defend the gains we’ve made. Here are the top 10 environmental victories for 2014 and 10 challenges for the New Year.

A look back

By | Dan Jacobson
Legislative Director

36 years ago the Love Canal disaster changed national environmental policy forever

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