Neil Bhaerman - Communications Manager

Help us stop Donald Trump’s Dirty Water agenda.

How we win.

November 29, 2018

Protecting clean water has always kept us busy. We’re rooted in our groundbreaking campaign to pass the Clean Water Act in 1972, and from the moment the Act was signed into law there have been corporate polluters and anti-government ideologues attempting to weaken or subvert the law.

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Trees can’t vote. Rivers can’t vote. You can.

November 5, 2018

Our rivers, streams, and wetlands threatened by a repeal of the Clean Water Rule can not vote. Our western forests threatened by more frequent and severe wildfires due to climate change can not vote. Endangered species, like the iconic California Condor, threatened by congressional rollbacks on protections, can not vote.

Coal Ash at TVA's Kingston Fossil Plant / photo: flickr.com/appvoices (CC BY 2.0)

Scott Pruitt’s Latest Attack on Environmental Justice

April 24, 2018

Help us make sure that Scott Pruitt doesn’t increase the burden that communities of color face. Help us stop the rollback on coal ash protections.

Flood wall in Matewan, WV commemorating the Mine Wars, photo: Neil Bhaerman

Teachers on the Front Lines in Fossil Fuel States

March 15, 2018

In the classrooms, and in state capitals, teachers are confronting powerful oil, gas, and coal industries. We should stand in solidarity with them and draw inspiration from their organizing

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The Misadventures of Ryan Zinke

March 1, 2018

It’s been exactly a year since Zinke inexplicably rode a horse to his first day of work as Secretary of the Interior – and it’s been a great year for the oil and gas industry, but a bad year for public lands, clean air protections, and government accountability.

Matewan Massacre marker, Matewan, WV. photo: NDB

Protect History and Water by Protecting Blair Mountain

October 23, 2017

If we want to shift our energy future and protect our water and climate, then we will need to go head-to-head with the fossil fuel industry. History reveals this is possible.

Welcome to the Stand, Lancaster Against Pipelines

Lancaster Residents Prepare to Resist Pipeline

February 22, 2017

With a federal government dominated by fossil fuel insiders and allies, it’s more important than ever for communities to stand together as one to protect their water, land, and health.

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Flash Forward Friday – Blog Post for Wednesday, November 9th

November 2, 2016

Resist President-Elect Trump’s Polluter-Friendly Agenda

Sigh. I did not really think this is a sentence I would have to write: Donald Trump won a shocking victory yesterday, edging out Hillary Clinton in the electoral college.

President-Elect Trump has vowed to abolish the Clean Water Rule and the Clean Power Plan, to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, and to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. At times, he has even promised to eliminate the entire EPA.

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Take us with you to the beach this weekend

May 26, 2016

It’s been a busy spring at Clean Water Action. We’ve been exposing oil and gas money’s influence on our national politics. We’ve been keeping an eye on Congress to keep them from destroying critical environmental programs through the budget process.

When Sharing Is Scaring

February 24, 2016

A couple of weeks ago, the online news outlet Vox published an article headlined: “18 cities in Pennsylvania reported higher levels of lead exposure than Flint.” Below the headline is a preview image of a video, showing a woman holding up two bottles of brown tap water.