Minnesota

Minnesota Offices +

330 2nd Avenue South
#420
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 623-3666
(612) 623-3354

Follow Us

Beakers. Photo credit: Africa Studios / Shutterstock

PFASs Chemicals – Protecting Our Drinking Water And Our Health

PFASs is a class of human-made chemicals which includes Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances These chemicals are very long-lived, which means that they remain in the environment and in humans and wildlife for a very long time. Two of these chemicals, PFOA and PFOS are relatively well known, and manufacturers have voluntarily stopped producing them. However, PFOA and PFAS continue to be detected at contaminated sites, in water, and in our bodies.

Protecting Groundwater in Minnesota

Clean Water Action believes that everyone has a right to safe and affordable drinking water.

To make this a reality, it is vital to put drinking water first. To do that it is important that elected and appointed officials at every level of government make decisions with drinking water in mind. That means they consider the downstream impacts on drinking water sources of agricultural, industrial, and every day activities and that protecting  drinking water sources. 

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

Minnesota Guide to Lead in Our Drinking Water and Lead Service Lines

Learn more about lead, what it is, how it gets into our homes, and what you can do about it below. 

What Clean Water Action Is Doing About Lead in Minnesota

Farm Field

The Problem with Corporate Industrial Agriculture and Minnesota’s Water

One of the greatest threats to the quality and health of Minnesota’s rivers, lakes, streams, and drinking water sources is excess chemicals, fertilizers, and sediment from irresponsible agricultura

Footpath near river

Solutions for Industrial Corporate Agriculture Pollution in Minnesota’s Waters

One of the greatest threats to the quality and health of Minnesota’s rivers, lakes, streams, and drinking water sources comes in the form of excess chemicals, fertilizers, and sediment from irrespo

From We All Live Downstream

Happy Thanksigivng. Photo credit  Joey Rozier, Flickr

Quick Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

November 16, 2018

These simple steps will help ensure that you can focus the rest of your holiday on your food, friends, and family

Minnesota Capitol Rotunda Inside Dome-evilfoo

Clean Water Voters Made the Difference in Minnesota

November 12, 2018

Voters went to the polls in record numbers in the 2018 mid-term elections. According to a preliminary estimate from the Secretary of State's office, nearly 2.6 million Minnesotans voted in-person on Tuesday or by absentee ballot, giving the state its highest voter turnout for a non-presidential election since 2002. People were eager to make their voices heard – and they did.

Breaking down the Forever Chemicals –What are PFAS?

August 2, 2018

You’ve probably heard a bit about PFAS in the last year – the State of Minnesota settle