News & Updates

January 20, 2017

President Trump is in for a huge surprise if he thinks Americans will allow him to reverse years of progress for our water, air, and public health.

January 18, 2017

(Jan 18, 2017, Oakland, California)—The California Division of Oil Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) announced yesterday that it plans to halt oil and gas wastewater and enhanced oil recovery injection in 475 oil wells, but that it will continue allowing the industry to inject directly into federally protected aquifers at 1650 wells.

The decision jeopardizes future drinking water sources, as it allows continued injection activities into non-exempt aquifers that meet the federal standard for an underground source of drinking water.

January 18, 2017

Scott Pruitt's pay-for-play politics are a direct threat to our water, air and climate. The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency must be guided  by science - not campaign contributions from big polluters.

January 18, 2017

LANSING, Mich. – As Gov. Snyder touted signing comprehensive overhaul of Michigan’s energy laws at his State of the State address, Clean Water Action called on the Governor to do more to protect the health of Michigan families and make sure all Michiganders have clean air to breathe and clean water to drink.

Minnesota Environmental Fund
January 17, 2017

The Minnesota Environmental Fund’s (MEF) workplace giving programs support Clean Water Fund and more than 20 other respected and responsible nonprofit environmental and conservation organizations.

January 13, 2017

LANSING — Following today’s Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference, grassroots community organizations released the following statements.

January 11, 2017

LANSING, Mich. – Clean Water Action today applauded the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for its ruling yesterday that DTE Energy should have obtained a permit for increasing emissions after the company expanded its Monroe power plant in 2010.

January 11, 2017

Advocates Say Administration and Legislature Must Create a Sustainable Funding Source to Guarantee Safe Water

Sacramento, CA | January 10, 2017 --- Water justice advocates and environmental, health, rural, equity, and environmental justice organizations were encouraged that language in the Governor’s budget referenced safe and affordable water. However, advocates urged the Governor to prioritize developing a sustainable funding source this year to ensure all Californians have safe and affordable drinking water.

January 6, 2017

The annual Environmental Legislative Summit will be January 26th, 6-8pm at the Miller Senate Building in Annapolis. Come meet me and join over 300 activists and legislators to learn what 2017 means for the environment in Maryland. RSVP here!

January 4, 2017

Clean Water Action will be proposing legislation in the 2017 Rhode Island General Assembly session that will provide full transparency for consumers without requiring formulations or creating conflicts with current law. The measure would require disclosure of all ingredients on the manufacturer’s web site without having specific amounts or combinations revealed;  just a list of everything contained in the product so people can make an informed choice about the personal care products they use.