Matt Davis - California Communications Director

Greenpeace Recommends ReThink Disposable To"Reduce Your Plastic Footprint"

October 24, 2017

Greenpeace's new "Sea of Distress" report compares food service companies on "whether they are helping or harming the oceans and workers," and tips a big ol' hat to Clean Water Action's ReThink Disposable program as a way for businesses to take action, save money and help the environment at the same time. 

TCP: We Did It!

July 19, 2017

Yesterday, the State Water Resources Control Board voted to create a new legal limit on 1,2,3-Trichloroproane (TCP), a man-made, carcinogenic drinking water contaminant found across California. This is the culmination of years of work from Clean Water Action members like you, holding Shell Oil and Dow Chemical accountable for their failure to put public health above their profits, when they first learned of the dangers of TCP.

Now comes the hard work as water agencies work to comply with the new rule. 

Standing Room Only: Briefing California Legislators on the Importance of Funding Safe Drinking Water

February 7, 2017

120 people showed for our Capitol briefing in partnership with the AGUA Coalition, Community Water Center and our other allies at The Leadership Counsel for Accountability on access to safe and affordable drinking water this afternoon.

The goal of the meeting was for residents of some of the 300 California communities with unsafe drinking water to talk about what the problem is: Flint in our back yard. There are more residents in California whose drinking water standards are failing than the entire population of Flint, Michigan. 

Dara Rossoff Powell leading a beach cleanup at Crissy Field, in San Francisco, on Sunday May 1

At First Glance the Beach Looks Clean, but When You Take a Closer Look, It Really Isn’t

May 4, 2016

California is renowned for its miles of pristine beaches, but look a little closer, and you’ll uncover the symptoms of a global plastics problem, right under our noses.

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The Murky World of Subsistence Fishing in the San Francisco Bay

April 20, 2016

It's 11 am on Sunday April 17 on a wooden pier near the ferry building in downtown San Francisco, and the sun is streaming down on an 80-degree weekend.