Publications

January 17, 2017

January 17, 2017

Dear Chairman Barrasso, Ranking Member Carper, and members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee:

Clean Water Action, on behalf of our nearly one million members, urges you to reject Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator. Mr. Pruitt has a long record of siding with industry polluters instead of protecting communities from pollution. This alarming conflict of interest clearly makes him unqualified to head an agency whose very mission is to protect public health and the environment.

January 17, 2017

On behalf of our millions of members and activists, we urge you to stand up for clean air, clean water, healthy communities and a safe climate by insisting that the Environmental Protection Agency must be headed by an individual who is qualified for the office and dedicated to these values.

January 10, 2017

Dear Chairman Corker and Ranking Member Cardin:

We are writing you with deep concern about the nomination of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State. While we understand that the President-elect chooses a Cabinet, the Constitution clearly vests the Senate with an appropriate check to ensure that key appointees meet the highest standards.

Mr. Tillerson's nomination raises deep and unanswered concerns regarding corporate influence over the government, personal conflicts of interest, and questionable ties to foreign governments and officials.

January 5, 2017

Increased concern about lead in drinking water in the wake of the crisis in Flint, Michigan, offers society the opportunity to reduce

lead exposure at the tap.

New England Currents - Fall 2016
October 28, 2016

Election Day 2016: 
The High Stakes Battle for Our Health and Environment

It’s hard to imagine a more urgent or starkly defined election season than this one. New England has many opportunities to stand with candidates who will lead the way in the fight for clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. Clean Water Action is highlighting the key races that will strengthen the voice of our champions, bring in a new crop of enthusiastic leaders, and build the political power we need to win the battle for a healthier tomorrow throughout the region.

New England Currents - Fall 2016
October 28, 2016

Election Day 2016: 
The High Stakes Battle for Our Health and Environment

It’s hard to imagine a more urgent or starkly defined election season than this one. New England has many opportunities to stand with candidates who will lead the way in the fight for clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. Clean Water Action is highlighting the key races that will strengthen the voice of our champions, bring in a new crop of enthusiastic leaders, and build the political power we need to win the battle for a healthier tomorrow throughout the region.

New England Currents - Fall 2016
October 28, 2016

Election Day 2016: 
The High Stakes Battle for Our Health and Environment

It’s hard to imagine a more urgent or starkly defined election season than this one. New England has many opportunities to stand with candidates who will lead the way in the fight for clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. Clean Water Action is highlighting the key races that will strengthen the voice of our champions, bring in a new crop of enthusiastic leaders, and build the political power we need to win the battle for a healthier tomorrow throughout the region.

Texas Currents - Fall 2016
October 28, 2016

Texas Breaks Promise to Track Oilfield Waste

A Clean Water Action report recently revealed that the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) has failed to protect groundwater from injection of oilfield wastewater, as it promised to do in 1982, as federal law requires. The RRC regulates most oil and gas operations in Texas. Texas has more than 55,000 injection wells for oilfield waste.

Michigan Currents - Fall 2016
October 28, 2016

US House Approves $170 million for Flint

In late September, the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate voted in favor of $170 million investment in water infrastructure improvements, including replacement of lead service lines, in response to Flint’s water crisis.

Minnesota Currents - Fall 2016
October 28, 2016

Clean Water Action is pleased to announce our Minnesota endorsements for November 8!

There is a lot at stake in this election. Clean water...clean air...the Great Lakes...and more will be impacted by who we send to Washington and St Paul.