Civic Engagement and Democracy

Clean Water Action harnesses grassroots power by engaging and mobilizing our members and endorsing clean water leaders in elections from the local to national level.

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Donald Trump Will Not Have the Last Word on Our Water

Donald Trump is doing exactly what he said he would do when it comes to clean water and public health. He promised to appoint elected officials who put polluter profits ahead of people.

Recent Actions

Get Money Out of Politics Today!

The oil and gas industry, aided by the erosion of campaign finance laws and nearly boundless lobbying budgets, asserts enormous influence over legislative processes in real time while also enjoying legacy influence in regulatory frame- works. The results can be devastating to the health of the environment and the public.

Pledge to go Beyond Voting

Pledge to go Beyond Voting this year- when regular people make the effort to get involved, we have government that works for all- not just corporations and special interests.

Donald Trump Will Not Have the Last Word on Our Water

Donald Trump is doing exactly what he said he would do when it comes to clean water and public health. We know what we need to do - resist and fight back. Join us!

Don't Let Rick Perry Become Secretary of Energy

Rick Perry's nomination as Energy Secretary is a swing and a miss when it comes to our energy future. He is one of the usual suspects - a big friend of the oil and gas industry.

Press Releases

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

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.

The nomination of Rex Tillerson is dangerous. Mr. Tillerson has spent a career putting the interests of his shareholders ahead of his country and the environment.

Civic Engagement and Democracy Blog Posts

Scott Pruitt: Unfit to lead EPA
January 18, 2017

There are many reasons Scott Pruitt should not be allowed near the EPA building let alone lead the Agency. Put aside the fact that, instead of representing Oklahomans, Pruitt used the AG's office as a tool in his crusade to sue EPA 14 times.

Scott Pruitt: Unfit to lead EPA
January 17, 2017

Mr. Pruitt as EPA administrator would reverse over forty years of progress of cleaning up our environment and holding industries accountable for their pollution. 

January 7, 2017

Sometimes injustice at the community level, where neighbors live in close proximity to a major polluter for decades, demands that we pull out all the stops. The on-going tragedy taking place in Saugus, Massachusetts is that kind of environmental justice disaster.