The Clean Water New Year’s Resolution
It’s January again. Another year and many more achievements to celebrate at Los Angeles Waterkeeper, including our 20th anniversary. But we do not spend much time looking back, resting comfortably on our laurels (no matter how much we like them!), or even worse, wondering what to do with ourselves after the glitter and noise of the holidays are gone.
We have really hit the ground running, as they say, during the first month of 2014, submitting comment letters on the proposed SB4 oil and gas well stimulation treatment (a.k.a. fracking and acidizing) regulations; the Malibu Civic Center area waste water treatment plant, which will finally take the Civic Center area off septics; the Long Beach Municipal Storm Water Permit, which will regulate storm water discharges into the San Pedro Bay watershed; the Marina del Rey revised Total Maximum Daily Load which will tackle toxic pollution. But before you get lost in technical and legal terms, rest assured– all of our comments, in fact all of our work, is focused single-mindedly, sometimes even doggedly, on eliminating pollution and improving the quality of our water bodies, preserving and increasing our water supply in this time of unprecedented drought, and ensuring transparency and public participation in our government’s decisions affecting our water resources.
So join us and make a Clean Water New Year’s Resolution to support your Waterkeeper! Let’s make 2014, the first year of our third decade, an amazing year.
– Tatiana Gaur, Staff Attorney