Putting Drinking Water First: Restoring Clean Water Act Protections to Streams and Wetlands
Clean Water's Putting Drinking Water First approach means preventing threats to drinking water where they start.
Congress Can't Stop, Won't Stop Giving Polluters What They Want    
This mean-spirited budget is completely at odds with American values. It will hurt millions of people and devastate our communities and climate.
Tracking Attacks from Congress on Public Health, Clean Water, and Action on Climate Change
Keeping tabs on the 115th Congress (2017-2018)

The Issues

Stream, image from the surface of the water. Photo credit: Olesya Mishkina / Shutterstock
Protect Our Water and Health
Fighting Harmful Impacts of Oil and Gas Production
Climate Change is Water Change
Engaging the Public, Electing Clean Water Leaders

From We All Live Downstream

Stranglehold: Oil and Gas Money is Choking Our Democracy
November 1, 2017

New legislation dubbed the FUTURE Act is supposedly a climate solution. But in reality the FUTURE Act would put drinking water at risk, encourage more oil drilling without putting adequate protections in place, and add to the more than $20 billion in taxpayer subsidies the oil and gas industry enjoys every year.

Zebra mussels
November 6, 2017

Don’t let Congress make our waters more vulnerable to harmful aquatic invasive species

They’re at it again.

The Dirty Water Caucus in the U.S. Senate is attacking a key Clean Water Act protection, and they’re trying to sneak that attack into the Coast Guard Authorization Act. This bill currently contains the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA), which strips EPA of its authority under the Clean Water Act to protect against ballast water pollution from ships.

We won' go backward - protest photo (Women's March on DC Jan 2017). Credit Michael Kelly
October 18, 2017

We can change the world. We can fight for the things that are right and stop the really bad ideas and the injustices we see. But we have to get involved. We have to do the work. That is what Clean Water Action members are doing. I am gobsmacked by their engagement and their passion.

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