Tell Congress: No Polluter Giveaways in 2016

Throughout all of 2015, Clean Water members joined together to defend programs that protect clean water, reduce air pollution, and safeguard land and wildlife.  But the fight is not over - please urge your representatives in Congress to stand up for clean water and other common sense protections for our environment and our communities in 2016!

Send a message to your elected officials today!

Big Wins – Despite Big Opposition

Thanks for a Great 2015!2015 was a year of big wins for Clean Water Action, despite well-funded opposition by polluters and their allies in Congress!

Victory #1:  In May of 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the Clean Water rule that restores protection to the sources of drinking water for 1 in 3 Americans.  Clean Water Action helped lead the campaign that made this happen, generating hundreds of thousands of emails, letters, and postcards to the EPA and the White House calling for strong action. 

Take the #JerseyGives Challenge!


Thank you to everyone who participated in the #JerseyGives Guide.

You helped us raise much needed funds for our campaigns to ensure clean water, clean air, clean energy and healthy communities in New Jersey! Happy New Year!


We wanted to share an exciting opportunity with you - and a challenge:

Increase your impact with a special gift today! From now until Dec. 31, you have a chance to make your clean water gift go further by taking the #JerseyGives Challenge!

Help California Prepare for the Next Drought!

Folsom Lake at drought levelsThe State is developing regulations that will determine how $2.7 billion in taxpayer funds earmarked in last year's water bond for storage will be invested. 

There’s just one problem.  The draft regulations don’t do what they are required to do. They underestimate the impacts of climate change on our water supplies, they allow funding to go to projects that generate more environmental harm than good, and they are skewed in favor of large surface storage projects (dams and reservoirs) over less expensive and more climate resilient groundwater recharge and storage projects. Learn more here.

Send a message to fix this today.

Key Considerations In Flint Water Situation

In October 2015, the city of Flint reconnected with Detroit Water. In light of relevations of high lead levels and other operational and contamination issues, this is the best option for Flint at this time. As this process moves forward, the City of Flint, Genessee County, State agencies and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have critical roles to play in protecting public health and restoring confidence in tap water.

Immediate Action to Protect Public Health

A Win for Water: Statement on the 2016 Omnibus Budget

Washington, DC - On Wednesday Congressional leadership released the FY 2016 omnibus appropriations bill and a tax extenders bill. Clean Water Action President and CEO released the following statement:

Published On: 
12/16/2015 - 12:58

Demand a Clean State Budget!

They’re at it again. State legislators are putting our communities are risk in another attempt to weaken environmental protections. And, just like our Representatives and Senators in Congress, they are trying to sneak it through the budget.

Tell your state legislators to reject anything that:

  • Delays implementation of the Clean Power Plan – the federal plan to reduce climate changing pollution from power plants;
  • Derails adoption of stricter oil and gas regulations for conventional drilling;
  • Transfers $12 million from the Alternative Energy Investment Act
Protect your community and the environment - send a message to your state Representative and the Governor today.

Clean Water Action Statement: U.S. EPA Public Teleconference SAB Panel Review - Dec 3 2015

Clean Water Action Statement
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Public Teleconference SAB Panel Review of the Draft Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources

December 3, 2015 (Download the PDF here)

Microbeads in Rhode Island

It's time to ban personal care products containing microbeads – tiny bits of plastic that are in many facial scrubs, body washes and toothpastes.

Take action today - send a message to your state legislators.

Oppose HR 8 - December 1, 2015

Alaska Wilderness League * American Rivers * Clean Water Action * Earthjustice * Environment America * Environmental Defense Fund * Food & Water Watch * Greenpeace * League of Conservation Voters * Natural Resources Defense Council * Oceana * Sierra Club * The Wilderness Society

Dec 1, 2015

Dear Representative,
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