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One Step Closer to Protecting All Water

A long overdue proposal to protect most streams and wetlands, released by the Obama administration in March 2014, will ensure that the drinking water for nearly one third of all Americans is no longer at risk of pollution.  Make sure your voice is heard today! President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency need to know that you want to protect our water!

Click here to speak your mind and submit a comment to EPA now.

It’s pretty simple - all water is connected. Even kids understand that. The health of our rivers, lakes, and bays depend on the streams and wetlands that flow into them. The health of our nation’s rivers, lakes, and bays depends on the network of small streams and wetlands that flow into them.  Tell EPA and the Army Corps that you support the proposal to #ProtectCleanWater today.

Clean Water Action Statement on Senate Hearing on Drinking Water Supplies and the WV Spill

Clean Water Action Statement on the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife entitled, "Examination of the Safety and Security of Drinking Water Supplies Following the Central West Virginia Drinking Water Crisis."

Washington DC -- Clean Water Action welcomes today's hearing and its focus on protecting drinking water sources. "Elected officials need to make protection of drinking water sources the primary consideration in decisions about facility siting, permitting and oversight," said Clean Water Action National Campaigns Director Lynn Thorp.

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02/04/2014 - 14:00

Californian's Speak Out on Fracking

Tuesday, January 14th marked the end of California's 60 day public comment period on proposed fracking regulations. Over the last two months Clean Water Action members and supporters have spoken, submitting thousands of comments calling for a halt to fracking in California. Residents across the state have turned out in record numbers to voice their concerns, packing public hearing rooms from Oakland to Santa Maria to Bakersfield to Long Beach to Sacramento to Long Beach. Clearly, the public has something to say about fracking, and clearly Californians don't want it happening in our state.

Read our comments on the proposed rules here and our letter to Governor Brown calling for a moratorium here.

Clean Water Action Endorses Brigid Shea for Travis County Commissioner, Precinct 2

Clean Water Action has announced that it is endorsing long-time environmental champion Brigid Shea for Travis County Commissioner, Precinct 2. Clean Water Action is one of Texas' leading grass-roots environmental organizations with over 25,000 members in Travis County.

“It is difficult to imagine a more qualified candidate than Brigid for this position,” said David Foster, State Director for Clean Water Action. “She brings a wealth of expertise, a proven record of building consensus among diverse stakeholders, and a genuine passion to protect our environment and quality of life. We need energetic leadership on the Commissioners Court, and that's why we are endorsing Brigid Shea.”

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12/06/2013 - 09:08

Your Xeriscape Headquarters

Welcome to the Clean Water's Xeriscape Headquarters for Texas

Please use the resources on this site to transform your yard and your community’s landscape to protect our water resources.

Xeriscaping: About the term

“Xeriscape” simply means landscaping with plants that do well in the local climate without requiring much, if any, additional water beyond normal rainfall. This can encompass a wide variety of plant options. It is important to note that xeriscaping does NOT mean landscaping with rocks and cacti alone.

2014 Eastern Pennsylvania Celebration

Boat House Row.jpgPlease join us at The Fairmount Rowing Association boathouse for our annual fundraising event to support Clean Water Fund's work to protect our water, our health and our future.

Get your tickets or learn more about sponsorship here!

This year, we have many wonderful items for auction including, a two night Ssay at a Vermont Bed and Breakfast with lift passes to a local ski resort, two round-trip Southwest Airlines Flights, a sailing tour, gift certificates to area restaurants and shops, theater and museum tickets, outdoor adventures and much more!

Green Event Guidelines

What is a Green Event? 

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A Green Event seeks to minimize its impact on the environment and host community by incorporating core principles of resource conservation. These principles range from providing recycling to bike racks to procuring renewable energy and reusable materials. At each step a Green Event adds value for guests and helps improve the quality of life in the host community. 

Thanks for taking the first step in planning a Green Event! 

Click Here For a Printable Version of the Green Event Guidelines

Click Here for a List of Green Vendor Services 

EPA: Get It Done

Protect Michigan's Water from Toxic Dumping!

EPA: Get It DoneFor too long, the coal industry has polluted our precious Great Lakes and waterways. As stewards of 1/5 of the world’s fresh water, we can’t afford to allow coal plants to continue toxic chemical dumping.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed long-overdue power plant pollution standards to limit the amount of toxic metals and other chemicals that can be dumped in our water. Unfortunately the coal industry is already trying to block them.

Tell the President to require Michigan power plants to clean up their pollution, our Great Lakes way of life depends on it - send a comment today! 

Colorado Currents | Winter 2013

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2013 Winter/Legislative Session Edition

Oil and Gas Drilling and Fracking

Clean Water Action has worked with local groups around the state to raise awareness of water dangers and other risks posed by oil and gas drilling and fracking. Together with local “fractivists” and municipalities, Clean Water Action helped win new fracking regulations and local moratorium measures, including those in Fort Collins and Boulder County. The Fort Collins moratorium is in effect through July 2013. The Boulder County moratorium expires this February, but will likely be extended to give the county time to update and strengthen its recently adopted fracking regulations. Helping additional communities exercise their rights for local control of drilling and fracking operations is a priority for the coming year.

“Setback” rules determining the distance allowed between drill sites and structures such as homes and schools were also hotly debated. Current state law allows drilling and fracking as close 350 feet in densely populated areas and 150 feet in rural areas. A state “setbacks stakeholder” group is recommending new drill site setback standards.

Communities along the Front Range are concerned about current standards and are looking to scientific studies to guide setbacks rulemaking. Clean Water Action supports a 2,000-foot minimum drill site setback in Colorado. Read more

Check out these upcoming events

Love Minnesota’s children? Help protect their health from toxic chemicals in toys, shampoo and other products. Join Clean Water Action and the Healthy Legacy Coalition on Valentine’s Day at the Minnesota Capitol!

This is just one of many events for the environment coming up in January and February.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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