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Phone Bank to Protect the Bag Ban

Clean Water Action is hosting phonebanks in October to mobilize voters to support the statewide bag ban on November 8th.

What’s in the Package?

Thousands of toxic chemicals are making their way from packaging into your food. We're calling for California lawmakers to show leadership in granting consumers the right to know: What's in the package?

Big Agriculture

Let's hold big agriculture accountable for nitrate pollution

We’ve known since the 1970s that big agriculture is responsible for serious nitrate pollution problems in California, but until recently, state regulators have let them off the hook.

Take the Pledge!

Take the Pledge to Reduce Single-Use today!

Pledge to reduce your reliance on single-use disposable products and packaging.

Waste pit - Kern County

Get Out of the Pits

Oil and gas companies have been dumping their wastewater into unlined open pits, threatening groundwater and air quality. This disposal method is an irresponsible way for industry to save a few dollars, and it has contaminated groundwater in numerous cases.

2016 California Legislative Update

It's been a busy legislative session this year. Find out how Clean Water Action has been fighting for clean water in Sacramento. 

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Vote For Clean Water In 2016

Now is the time to make sure you are ready to be a clean water voter.

From We All Live Downstream

Oil Wastewater Pits Decision Delayed

August 31, 2016

California’s water regulators are finally cracking down on the harmful practice of dumping toxic oil wastewater into open pits, although slowly.

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Cutting Methane: Leadership from California

July 22, 2016

On Thursday, California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) took a big step to rein in harmful emissions from oil and gas operations. Methane, a common byproduct of oil production and a major component of gas, is a potent greenhouse gas that is 86 times more heat trapping than carbon dioxide in the short term.