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Lead and Drinking Water

Lead is a highly poisonous metal and can affect almost every organ in the body and the nervous system. It is a naturally occurring element found, due to human activity, in all parts of our environment.

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2016 Scorecard - 114th Congress

Commonsense public health and environmental protections have been under attack by anti-environment, anti-regulation Congresses since 2011. The latest session  of Congress has been no exception.

Aquifer Exemptions: The Report

Aquifer Exemptions: Sacrificing Groundwater for Oil and Gas Production

The Aquifer Exemption program in the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Underground Injection Control (UIC) program allows certain oil and gas and mining activity to occur in groundwater that would otherwise be protected as a drinking water source. 

US Map with Aquifer Exemptions plotted

Sacrificing Water for Oil and Gas Profit

The Aquifer Exemption program in the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Underground Injection Control (UIC) program allows certain oil and gas and mining activity to occur in groundwater that would otherwise be protected as a drinking water source. 

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Tell EPA: Reduce Methane Pollution

Let EPA Administrator McCarthy know you want strong standards for ALL sources of methane pollution before President Obama leaves office.

From We All Live Downstream

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Anger, Hope, and a Plan

December 6, 2016

What does it take to motivate people to get involved and fight for something that they believe in? Our recipe for change has three essential ingredients: anger, hope, and a plan.

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Making Drinking Water an Action Item

December 1, 2016

Making sure that the Drinking Water Action Plan initiatives don't languish in a filing cabinet will be a critical job for EPA in the coming years.

Thank you from our NJ team

Thank you Clean Water Members

November 24, 2016

This week we gather with family and friends to give thanks and reflect on the past year. Though the past few weeks have been tough, as I think about 2016 and look forward to 2017, I am full of gratitude for Clean Water Action members.