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RI Leads the Way: Good News from the End of the 2022 Legislative Session

June 30, 2022

Ready for some good news? The 2022 Rhode Island General Assembly wrapped up last week, and we are happy to report that several of Clean Water Action’s priority bills crossed the finish line!

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REI--Will you put our health and planet first?

May 25, 2022

While 21.5 million members have trusted REI’s products, recent testing identified PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals in popular REI brand-name jackets, including chemicals banned for manufacture in the United States and European Union!

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I Shouldn’t Have to Worry About Toxic Chemicals in My Son’s Raincoat: Why One REI Co-op Member Wants to See Them Ban PFAS

May 16, 2022

On May 16th, REI will hold its annual member meeting, where leadership will address the co-op in a presentation on its 2023 goals. This is an opportunity for co-op members and other outdoor apparel shoppers to have their voices heard. Send a message to REI today!

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Dear REI: Hiking & PFAS Chemicals Don't Belong Together

May 13, 2022

Hi REI,

I just gotta say, I've been shopping at REI for about six years, I love your equipment and the folks who work at your stores are extremely helpful.

I'm writing about PFAS chemicals used in outdoor gear.  This stuff is... well, to call it crap would be polite.  And the ironic thing is I've used your gear to go to places of amazing beauty and purity.

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Hi! I’m A Dog Who Wants the Humans at REI to Ban PFAS

May 5, 2022

I am SO EXCITED to meet you! Wait, don’t run away! I’m not dangerous! I want to talk to you about something that IS dangerous: toxic PFAS in my humans’ clothes!

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Using Water Pollution Permits to Keep PFAS out of Drinking Water

May 2, 2022

Last week the U.S. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a memo detailing how the agency will use its water pollution permitting program to limit discharges of PFAS to rivers, streams, lakes, and other water bodies.

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Fighting for a Safe & Healthy Environment for all Rhode Islanders

March 7, 2022

With the support of our members, we were able to testify before the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee on February 17th in support of bills to reduce toxins in our lives and waste in the environment.

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Taking on Toxics (and more!) in the Minnesota Legislature

January 28, 2022

The Minnesota Legislature is gathering now for their 2022 session. Last year Clean Water Action helped to pass a ban on PFAS (The Forever Chemicals) in Food Packaging and successfully worked to protect more Minnesota children from lead, but our work to protect you and your family from toxics doesn’t stop there!

This session, Clean Water Action will be working hard to

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Next steps to Phase Out PFAS in Connecticut

October 26, 2021

Connecticut became a national leader when we passed our priority PFAS (per and polyfluoroalkyl substances) bill this year.

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Living with PFAS in the Water

June 21, 2021

97% of Americans already have traces of PFAS in their blood, making it clear that this is an issue that everyone has a stake in. Drinking clean water is a basic human right. Whether it is you, or someone you love that is in the 97%, we must all take action today.