Water

Clean water is the foundation for healthy & prosperous communities. While our nation has made significant progress since the 1970’s in cleaning up many of our rivers, bays and other vital water resources, we still face significant water quality and quantity challenges. Drinking water sources are threatened by pollution and overconsumption, and some of these threats are made worse by climate change.

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The Trump Administration and Our Environment

Donald Trump's presidency is shaping up to be a disaster for our environment, our water, and our health.

Recent Actions

Protect Aquifers from Oilfield Waste!

Please write today to the Sunset Commission and tell it to direct the Railroad Commission to protect underground sources of drinking water, a problem we detailed in a new report.

Tell MDE Don’t Go Backwards on the Bay!

Please tell state officials that we can’t afford to go backwards now. Maryland has made too much progress to turn our back on our streams, waterways, and beloved Chesapeake Bay.  

Stop Scott Pruitt

Fringe positions that ignore the reality of climate change, push dirty fossil fuels, and don’t value clean air and water have no place at the top of our Federal agencies. But President Elect Trump has stacked his transition team with fossil fuel lobbyists and anti science climate deniers. His nominee for EPA is a climate-denying idealouge who has sued to stop commonsense protections like the Clean Water Rule and Clean Power Plan.

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!

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.

January 10, 2017

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

Water Blog Posts

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January 20, 2017

On the same day that the Trump Administration scrubbed all mention of climate change and climate action from WhiteHouse.gov, it published what my colleague Lynn calls a "love letter to fossil fuels".

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.