Publications

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.

Chesapeake Currents - Fall 2016
October 27, 2016

District of Columbia

Anacostia Park and Community Collaborative

Chesapeake Currents - Fall 2016
October 27, 2016

Sewage Dumping Puts Public Health and the Potomac River at Risk

When it rains, polluted stormwater rushes into storm drains and Alexandria’s combined sewer system (CSS), dumping untreated sewage directly into the Potomac River.

Chesapeake Currents - Fall 2016
October 27, 2016

Maryland

2017 Legislative Preview

In Maryland, the General Assembly meets every year for ninety days, from January to April. During this time, the State’s legislators introduce legislation on a variety of issues and must work together to pass a budget for the year ahead. With the 2017 Maryland General Assembly Session quickly approaching, Clean Water Action is putting together an ambitious plan to advocate for important legislation that will protect and preserve the environment. Here is a quick overview:

October 27, 2016

Oil industry groups spent over $22 million in 2015, or $60,000 a day, and $127 million over the last ten years lobbying the state capitol against climate change and oil and gas reform measures. Add in another $4.3 million spent in 2015 from the Chamber of Commerce and major funds spent by chemical, pharmaceutical, and agricultural lobbies — it’s a slate of formidable spenders opposing protection of public health and the environment.