Strengthening Clean Water Protections

Clean Water is working to ensure that small streams and wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act’s pollution control programs.  The Obama administration’s Clean Water Rule restores safeguards to most streams and wetlands and protects the drinking water sources for more than 117 million people.

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We All Protect Clean Water

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Clean Water Currents | Spring 2016

Clean Water Currents Spring 2016

In this issue: Putting Drinking Water First; EPA and Congress Take Action; Curbing Climate Pollution from the Oil and Gas Industry Now, Not Later; New Methane Standards in Pennsylvania; Aliso Canyon and Lost Hills: Symptons of a Broken System; and more.

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Putting Drinking Water First: The Clean Water Rule

Clean Water’s Putting Drinking Water First approach means making drinking water impacts a primary consideration when developing regulations and other programs involving upstream activities that can impact downstream drinking water sources.
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Protecting Clean Water - The President Gets It

Washington - Last night the President vetoed S.J. Res 22, a “Resolution of Disapproval” under the Congressional Review Act to repeal the Clean Water Rule, the Administration’s landmark initiative to restore critical Clean Water Act protections to our nation’s streams, wetlands and other water bodies.

Clean Water Action President and CEO Bob Wendelgass released this statement:

From We All Live Downstream

Thank you from our NJ team
November 24, 2016

This week we gather with family and friends to give thanks and reflect on the past year. Though the past few weeks have been tough, as I think about 2016 and look forward to 2017, I am full of gratitude for Clean Water Action members.

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November 22, 2016

You can’t ramp up dirty fossil fuel production, roll back environmental safeguards, and keep the water and air clean at the same time. You just can’t. 

Lake Erie Algal Bloom - August 2015. Photo Credit: NOAA Great Lakes CoastWatch
October 18, 2016

Forty-four years ago today the Clean Water Act, our nation’s groundbreaking water law, was enacted.