Water

Clean water is the foundation for healthy & prosperous communities. While our nation has made significant progress since the 1970’s in cleaning up many of our rivers, bays and other vital water resources, we still face significant water quality and quantity challenges. Drinking water sources are threatened by pollution and overconsumption, and some of these threats are made worse by climate change.

Stop Trumps' Deniers. Original photo credit: Shawn Hempel / Shutterstock

Donald Trump Will Not Have the Last Word on Our Water

Donald Trump is doing exactly what he said he would do when it comes to clean water and public health. We know what we need to do - resist and fight back. Join us!

Recent Actions

Tell the DEP not to exempt Shell from Water Pollution Laws!

Tell the DEP to reject Shell's dangerous permit and instead require them to submit a plan that actually protects the health and safety of the people that live in Western Pennsylvania!

Stop Nestle’s Reckless Water Grab

We have until March 3rd to tell the DEQ that Michiganders don’t approve of Nestle’s attempt to drain our state further to turn massive profits at the expense of our environment and future generations access to drinking water. Email DEQ Director Heidi Grether today!

Protect the Great Lakes – Shut Down Line 5

Tell the Governor and the Attorney General to shut down the Line 5 pipelines and protect the Great Lakes from a potential pipeline disaster.

Don't Let Rick Perry Become Secretary of Energy

Rick Perry's nomination as Energy Secretary is a swing and a miss when it comes to our energy future. He is one of the usual suspects - a big friend of the oil and gas industry.

Press Releases

January 20, 2017

President Trump is in for a huge surprise if he thinks Americans will allow him to reverse years of progress for our water, air, and public health.

January 18, 2017

Scott Pruitt's pay-for-play politics are a direct threat to our water, air and climate. The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency must be guided  by science - not campaign contributions from big polluters.

January 10, 2017

Advocates Say Administration and Legislature Must Create a Sustainable Funding Source to Guarantee Safe Water

Water Blog Posts

Marchers with CApitol in background during the Women's March on Washington. Credit: Michael Kelly
January 23, 2017

On Saturday that hunger met the streets where we found hope and inspiration in each other. We came together in Washington and New York and Oakland and Austin and Chicago and Fairbanks and Nashville and Cleveland and hundreds of cities and towns to march toward a just future. It was the biggest mass demonstration in U.S. history. It was beautiful.

Here's the thing: It wasn't a march, it was an occupation. And it wasn't one day, it was day one.

We Can not Afford Donald Trump. Credit: a katz / Shutterstock.com
January 20, 2017

On the same day that the Trump Administration scrubbed all mention of climate change and climate action from WhiteHouse.gov, it published what my colleague Lynn calls a "love letter to fossil fuels".

Scott Pruitt: Unfit to lead EPA
January 18, 2017

There are many reasons Scott Pruitt should not be allowed near the EPA building let alone lead the Agency. Put aside the fact that, instead of representing Oklahomans, Pruitt used the AG's office as a tool in his crusade to sue EPA 14 times.