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Pledge to Vote YES on the Plastic Bag Ban

Act now — sign the pledge to vote yes for California's bag ban on the November ballot.

Let’s Stand Up To Dow and Shell For Public Health on 1,2,3-TCP

Don't let these deep-pocketed responsible parties prevent the state from setting standards that ensure our drinking water is safe!

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 Legislative Priorities

It's a busy legislative session this year. Find out how Clean Water Action is 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

Pumpjacks with a methane flare in the background. Photo credit: Leonid Ikan / Shutterstock

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.

Recent headlines on California Groundwater

Behind Those California Water Headlines: Problem Solved! Let's All Go Home!?

July 6, 2016

What's behind the recent headlines on California groundwater? Does a new study suggest the problem is solved, and that we can all go home? Er...no! 

Alex Hartnett, Rosanna Esparza, Shanna Serrano and Zolboo Namkhaidorj in Kern County this weekend

Phone Canvass Field Trip: Following California's Water From Oil Fields To Crops

July 5, 2016

Three Oakland phone canvassers took a trip to Kern County this July 4 weekend, to stay with organizer Rosanna Esparza, and follow water from the oil fields to crop irrigation.