News & Updates

April 25, 2017

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Clean Water's Putting Drinking Water First approach means preventing threats to drinking water where they start. Clean Water Action is working to win strong water pollution controls by focusing on public health and drinking water impacts in Clean Water Act programs and other policies where decisions about water pollution are made. We also work to bring public health and environmental voices into Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) implementation activities.

A Mind the Store Event in Meridien, CT
April 20, 2017

Clean Water Action and the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy CT are lead partners in a national campaign urging major retailers like Walmart, Target, CVS and Home Depot to "Mind the Store." 

April 20, 2017

We can't throw tires away in landfills because of all the toxic chemicals they contain so why is it okay to grind them up, call it recycled rubber mulch and use them on children's playgrounds?  Recycled tire rubber contains numerous toxic chemicals including styrene, a chemical that is neurotoxic and a likely human carcinogen, butadiene-a proven human carcinogen linked to leukemia and lymphoma and lead and cadmium which are also neurotoxic.  

Solar panels, blue sky. Photo credit: epicurean / iStock
April 20, 2017

Today, Clean Water Action responded to an announcement by Massachusetts Governor Baker, Environment Secretary Matthew Beaton and Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Judith Judson regarding the Affordable Access to Clean and Efficient Energy Initiative.[i]

How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things that Climate Can’t Change
April 20, 2017

Join us for Clean Water Action’s Annual Member Night at the Movies.

In How to Let Go of the World and Love all the Things that Climate Can’t Change, Oscar Nominated Director Josh Fox (Gasland) continues his deeply personal style, investigating climate change - the greatest threat our world has ever known.

April 20, 2017

Flame retardant chemicals sound like a good thing. Unfortunately they are ineffective in preventing the spread of fires and scientific studies have linked them to increased risks of cancer, neurological defects, impaired fertility and respiratory ailments.

These chemicals are added to many common household products like upholstered furniture, bedding, car seats and high-chair pads. Populations most at risk are young children with high everyday exposure and firefighters facing a mix of smoke and chemicals in intense blazes.

Connecticut World Water Day Press Event
April 20, 2017

We generally think of Connecticut as water rich with abundant sources that supply drinking water for the 3.5 million residents of the state and support recreation, fishing, boating and wildlife habitat. We enjoy the nation's highest standards for drinking water and have ecologically sensitive laws that protect stream flow and wetlands. 

April 18, 2017

Join us at the Earth Day "Rally on the Roof" at the Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten

Make your own scented vinegar.
April 17, 2017

Recipes and tips for making green cleaning products.

BlueWaveEarthDay Rally
April 17, 2017

Join Clean Water Action, Local 32BJ, BlueWaveNJ, District 11 for Change, and more at an Earth Day Rally on Saturday, April 22, from noon to 2:00pm at the Val Mansion, 110 South Street, Morristown, NJ! We will be rallying against the defunding of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and standing up for economic and environmental justice. This is a family friendly and we will have activities for kids! Click here to RSVP.