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Tell EPA: Protect All Streams and Wetlands!

Submit Comments to EPA Today!The health of our nation’s rivers, lakes, and bays depends on the network of small streams and wetlands that flow into them. But many of these small streams and wetlands are now denied protection under the Clean Water Act and these vital water resources are vulnerable to pollution or destruction. Join your neighbors and thousands of Clean Water Action members today and tell the Administration to take action to protect all of our nation’s water.

One Step Closer to Protecting All Water

A long overdue proposal to protect most streams and wetlands, released by the Obama administration in March 2014, will ensure that the drinking water for nearly one third of all Americans is no longer at risk of pollution.  Make sure your voice is heard today! President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency need to know that you want to protect our water!

Click here to speak your mind and submit a comment to EPA now.

It’s pretty simple - all water is connected. Even kids understand that. The health of our rivers, lakes, and bays depend on the streams and wetlands that flow into them. The health of our nation’s rivers, lakes, and bays depends on the network of small streams and wetlands that flow into them.  Tell EPA and the Army Corps that you support the proposal to #ProtectCleanWater today.

Mind the Store

Mind the StoreAs the campaign to reform U.S. chemical safety policies continues on its multi-year path to update our laws in Congress, Clean Water Action has joined a related effort seeking leadership in safer chemicals and safer products from top retailers across the nation – the Mind the Store campaign.

Policy on Investing in Fossil Fuels

Because of the impacts of fossil fuels on the earth’s climate and the damage they cause to our air and water, it is the policy of Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund to avoid investing any of their funds in companies that mine, produce, refine or burn fossil fuels.

Currently, there are limited investment choices that are completely fossil-fuel free.  In 2013, Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund began moving their investments to socially responsible funds which are either fossil-fuel free or include minimal investments in fossil fuels in their portfolio.

Testimony on the West Virginia Chemical Spill and Drinking Water

Testimony for the Record (Download the PDF)

The Tug of War over Fracking

frack operations - smaller.JPGClean Water Action has been active at local and state levels to ensure that the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) industry is taking every precaution to protect our communities and our water when drilling for oil and natural gas. In 2013, communities joined Clean Water Action and stood up to big oil and gas. Local moratoriums against fracking were passed in Boulder, Broomfield, and Fort Collins.  Voters in Lafayette, CO voted to ban fracking.  Collectively, voters make sure their frustration with fracking and the state’s lack of leadership was heard, loud and clear.

Water Advocates Support State Drug Take-Back Bill

Oakland - Clean Water Action has signed on as a co-sponsor to State Senator Hannah Beth Jackson’s Senate Bill 1014. This bill will require drug manufacturers to develop, support, and implement programs for consumers to safely dispose of unused household medications similar to programs the industry implements in Canada and various European countries.

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03/11/2014 - 06:58

Take Action for a Time Out on Fracking!

SB 1132, introduced by Senators Holly Mitchell and Mark Leno, would put a moratorium on fracking, acidizing and other oil and gas well stimulation techniques in California. The bill would ensure that no fracking occurs while the state takes a hard look at the numerous risks that fracking poses to our water, air, health, climate and economy. It’s time to protect our communities and our water.

Click here to take action now. Tell your Senator to support SB 1132!

EPA’s Coal Ash Rule Must Ensure Public Safety and Establish Federal Enforcement Authority

March 4, 2014
The Honorable Gina McCarthy
Administrator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460

Re: EPA’s Coal Ash Rule Must Ensure Public Safety and Establish Federal Enforcement Authority

Dear Administrator McCarthy:

Newark Candidates Forum, March 3, 2014

Clean Water Action and the Coalition for Healthy Ports hosted a Newark Mayoral Forum with candidates Ras Baraka and Shavar Jeffries on Monday, March 3, 2014 (7-9 pm) at Essex County College Smith Lecture Hall. In advance of the forum, the candidates were given a Newark Mayoral Briefing Book (pdf) in January 2014.

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