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Cape Cod, Portland, and Los Angeles began water study groups. On November 28, 2005, Catonsville held a program on "Save the Water" led by Angel Shannon, with guest speaker Andy Fellows of Clean Water Action. Delaware County launched its water campaign with a potluck, film about the Delaware River, talk by Kate Zaidan from national WILPF and a discussion. It invited people from environmental and social justice groups. It also offered scholarships to the Feb. U.N. conference "The Global Challenge of Water." Triangle is working with OrangeWater and Sewer authority to spread information about the advantages of local tap water over commercial bottled water. Detroit followed its September forum "Water as a Right Based in the Common Good" with study groups and printed comments by the forum speaker on "What's the 'Common Good,' Anyway?" Cape Cod called attention to passage of the "Water for the Poor Act" (HR 1973), to make access to safe water and sanitation a major purpose of U.S. foreign assistance. Sacramento Valley presented "Water for All: Corporate Rights vs. Human Rights--Keeping Water in Public Hands," with Nancy Price from the Leadership Team. Price was also the speaker on "Monterey Water: It's Our Water. It's Our Money. Can We Take It Back?" at the Cluster meeting. MN Metro's water study group visited metro area drinking water and wastewater treatment plants and is now designing follow-up. Santa Cruz's water committee is researching possible metal water bottles in place of the "kNOw" plastic water bottles they ordered previously, because of nalgene used in the plastic bottles. Cape Cod alerted readers to MA House bill HB 1333 "An Act to Preserve Public Water and Sewer Systems."
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Title Annotation:Clean Water Action
Author:Reindl, Leslie
Publication:Peace and Freedom
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 22, 2006
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