Protecting & Conserving California's Water

Subsistence Fishing : Clean up San Francisco Bay For Everyone, Not Just For Some

Clean Water Action is demanding that the State Water Resources Control Board establishes cleanup goals for mercury that will protect subsistence fi

A New Agriculture Movement

Runoff from agricultural fields washes pesticides, sediment and nutrients into our lakes, rivers, and streams and small rural communities are disproportionately impacted.

Stop The Use of Oil Wastewater for Irrigating Crops

Send a message to stop the irrigation of fruits and vegetables with toxic oil wastewater.

pitcher of water. photo: successo images / shutterstock.com

Public Right to Know

The first step in protecting our environment, our health, and our safety is knowing what we are being exposed to. Promoting the public’s “right to know” is central to Clean Water Action’s mission.

From We All Live Downstream

Recent headlines on California Groundwater
July 6, 2016

What's behind the recent headlines on California groundwater? Does a new study suggest the problem is solved, and that we can all go home? Er...no! 

May 31, 2016

Last Friday in Fresno, Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican candidate for President in November, took on the California drought with his usual attention to detail and accuracy. 

Speaking at a rally, Mr. Trump reportedly said it was "insane" and "ridiculous" to decribe California as having a "water problem."

Rosanna Esparza (center) with residents in Kern County
May 26, 2016

This blog is in response to David Brooks’ recent op-ed published in the New York Times on May 17, focused on improving the health and lives of residents in Lost Hills, California, a community in which I work with Clean Water Action. We submitted a letter to the editor to the paper in response to Mr. Brooks' article, but the editors chose not to publish it. Still, you might want to read Mr. Brooks' piece before you dive in, here.