The Clean Water Blog

We All Live Downstream

Canvass_Long Branch_NewJersey_Photo by Katie McCarthy
February 24, 2017

Clean Water Action works hard to keep people involved in the democratic process, even outside of election day. Contrary to popular belief, politicians are not working against the interest of the people. They just have a lot on their plates.

Cracked shale streambed photo: Mark Hersh from the Raymond Proffitt Foundation
February 24, 2017

Earlier this month, Donald Trump signed a repeal of the Stream Protection Rule, under the Congressional Review Act, and at the signing, he called the Rule “another terrible job killing rule."

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February 23, 2017

Despite being the world’s largest retailer, Amazon is late to the game on sustainability.

Welcome to the Stand, Lancaster Against Pipelines
February 22, 2017

With a federal government dominated by fossil fuel insiders and allies, it’s more important than ever for communities to stand together as one to protect their water, land, and health.

Large group of people as seen from above. Credit: Stockernumber2 / iStock
February 20, 2017

It's easy to ignore an email, delete a voicemail, or hang up the phone. It's a lot harder for elected officials to ignore you when you are standing in front of them.

Send a message to the Senate about Scott Pruitt
February 17, 2017

Republicans in the Senate had an opportunity to protect clean water and safeguard public health by rejecting Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator. They didn't take it.

February 15, 2017

Guest post by Gene Lawton, Coalition for Social Justice

February 15, 2017

“We’re all in this together. We’re all humans. And we are a team that should support one another. I hope that someday it’s possible for everyone to have clean water and be healthy”Jackie, 9

When the Youth Tritons swim club contacted us about doing a swimmathon to benefit Clean Water Fund, on the occasion of the Tritons’ 30th Anniversary, we said “Yes!” – of course. Our goal is their goal: fishable, SWIMMABLE, drinkable water, for everyone!

February 15, 2017

Our California Water Program Manager, Jennifer Clary, moderated a well-attended breakout session at the Green California Summit in Sacramento this morning on "Funding Safe and Affordable Drinking Water."

The problem being discussed: There are more residents in California whose drinking water standards are failing than the entire population of Flint, Michigan.

You can take action here now to join us in making the call for the state to create a fund to address the problem.

Image via Oil & Water Don't Mix and National Wildlife Federation
February 14, 2017

For 64 years, there has been crude oil flowing through the Straits of Mackinac.