News & Updates

July 1, 2020

Today the US House passed HR2, the Moving America Forward Act. The House also passed an amendment to fund lead service line replacement across the nation. 

Clean Water Action President and CEO, Bob Wendelgass, released the following statement:

July 1, 2020

Frederick is losing too much forest to development, but two bills before the County Council right now could change that!

Why is this so important? Read about why Frederick rallied for our forests back in October.

Join us for a public hearing on Tuesday, June 7, at 7PM to speak out for Frederick's forests and Council bills 20-07 and 20-08.

June 29, 2020

“CDPHE’s water testing results highlight the need for the state to do more to protect our communities from PFAS,” said Jennifer Peters, Water Programs Director at Clean Water Action. “Polluters should not be allowed to dump these chemicals into our water, and I urge the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission to pass a strong narrative water policy to rein in discharges of PFAS into Colorado waters.”


June 26, 2020

This is a big step toward equality and justice, and a more perfect union.

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June 26, 2020

The Anacostia Park and Community Collaborative is a network of organizations committed to maximizing the value of public spaces along the Anacostia River to residents of Ward 7 and 8 in the District of Columbia

Cars driving on an arterial road near Druid Hill Park in Baltimore
June 25, 2020

Join public artist Graham Coreil-Allen and Clean Water Action's Maryland Program Manager Jennifer Kunze as they explore the cultural and environmental impacts of cars in and around Druid Hill Park. Beginning in the 1940s, car-oriented planning deprived neighboring residents of the public health, cultural, and economic benefits of Druid Hill Park. Construction of the Druid Hill Expressway and the Jones Falls Expressway resulted in dangerous five-to-nine-lane-wide highways encapsulating the park, and blocking access by nearby residents.

June 25, 2020

"Congress must act now to help the most impacted communities - disproportionately Black and other communities of color, recover and get back to work. The legislative response to Covid-19 needs to move us toward a just and sustainable future. Rebuilding from this pandemic must include an investment in infrastructure needed to ensure clean water for all, acting on climate by building resilient communities, supporting public transit, and making rapid investments in clean energy."

June 23, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Following on the heels of Governor Newsom’s statewide order on wearing masks in public and the House’s introduction of a new bill that includes proposed water funding (HR 2), major agriculture and business leaders have now joined a growing coalition of clean water advocates urging Congress to support the HEROES Act and fund critical water needs to keep families safe and healthy.

June 23, 2020

The following statement can be attributed to Mary Brady-Enerson, Michigan Director, Clean Water Action:

June 22, 2020

LANSING- Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Gretchen Driskell for Michigan’s 7th Congressional District.

“Gretchen Driskell understands that we need to protect drinking water and stand up against the dirty water agenda of the Trump administration," said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. "Throughout her career, Driskell has been a strong advocate for our Great Lakes and protecting our water resources and we can’t wait to see that work continue in DC.”