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Corroded pipe with lead service fittings. Credit: Mike Thomas / Creative Commons

Lead and Drinking Water

Lead is a highly poisonous metal and can affect almost every organ in the body and the nervous system. It is a naturally occurring element found, due to human activity, in all parts of our environment.

U.S. Capitol Building / photo: shutterstock, Cvandyke

Tracking Attacks from Congress on Public Health, Clean Water, and Action on Climate Change

Big polluters have stacked Congress and the Trump Administration with their friends, and they have already started handing out favors. The polluter friendly agenda calls for rolling back our most vital protections for our water, air, climate and health.

US Map with Aquifer Exemptions plotted

Sacrificing Water for Oil and Gas Profit

The Aquifer Exemption program in the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Underground Injection Control (UIC) program allows certain oil and gas and mining activity to occur in groundwater that would otherwise be protected as a drinking water source. 

From We All Live Downstream

Ryan Zinke & Rick Perry / photo: Secretary Zinke twitter account

Checking in on the Rigged Cabinet

July 27, 2017

In the early days of the Trump administration, we expressed many concerns about the collection of billionaires and ideologues that the President was nominating for his cabinet. So what have these folks been up to lately?

Child's drawing to EPA about methane

EPA Methane Standards Hearing: Commonsense Protections Already Finalized

July 11, 2017

Yesterday, I delivered the following testimony to EPA, opposing their planned two-year stay on methane pollution limits.

The Clean Water Rule protects drinking water for 117 million of us

The President is Gutting Clean Water Protections

June 27, 2017

We knew this day was coming.