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image: Stockernumber2, istock
December 26, 2018

Clean Water members and activists are part of a big story. It's a story that special interests and their allies in Congress and the White House don’t want to hear.

Swift River, White Mountain National Forest. Credit: haveseen / Shutterstock
December 18, 2018

LWCF funds projects in every state, and nearly every county, in the country. But Ryan Zinke supported slashing 2019 LWCF funding to a measly 1/50 of its 2018 budget. And Congress followed his lack of leadership and failed to reauthorize LWCF at all.

Jeremy Shenk (with megaphone) at a march
December 14, 2018

Interview by Nina Frame

This is the third in a series of interviews with Clean Water Action Massachusetts Advisory Board Members.

Stop the dirty water rule!
December 13, 2018

We just got our hands on EPA's Dirty Water Rule and it's what we thought it would be -- a direct assault on the Clean Water Act. The Dirty Water Rule could have easily been written by the corporate special interests who have wanted to peel back protections since the Clean Water Act was passed more than 45 years ago.

Great Lakes / photo: flickr.com/gsfc (CC BY 2.0)
December 13, 2018

As I take time to reflect on what we’ve done this year, I’m struck by the tremendous progress we’ve made together. We’ve done a lot in 2018 to ensure a future where all Michiganders have access to clean, safe, and affordable drinking water.

ReThink Disposable team at the Alameda litter tracking and sorting event
December 11, 2018

On October 8th, Alameda City employees Kerry Parker and Marc Bautista joined ReThink Disposable program staff and members of Clean Water Action's field canvass team to pick through litter collected by the city’s streetsweeper from the two main busy commercial downtown districts on the island.

Rooftop solar panel. photo: istock.com
December 10, 2018

Last year, the General Assembly voted to divert $175 million dollars from the Connecticut Green Bank, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the Conservation and Load Management and Clean Energy Funds to plug a budget hole.

a dog in a river / photo: flickr.com/isthmene CC
December 5, 2018

If you feel like you’re getting body-slammed by all the requests coming in through your phone or computer, you’re not alone. Here’s why: almost one-third of total giving happens in the month of December. The causes you care about most, and many others, don’t want to be left out.

Lake Michigan, photo: flickr.com/elviskennedy  (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
December 3, 2018

The Michigan lame duck legislature is racing to pass attacks on our water before the new legislature and Governor are seated in January. We need all Michigan clean water activists to help fight back by making two quick phone calls, one to your State House Representative and one to your State Senator, asking them to oppose the multiple anti-environment and anti-democratic initiatives that corporate lobbyists have pushed lawmakers to pursue during this backward and unaccountable session.

photo of Nicole Masaki, canvasser for Clean Water Action
November 30, 2018



I am 22 and I have my dream job. In college I majored in environmental studies and focused on environmental justice. And unless I could get paid for activism and volunteer work, I really didn’t see myself getting paid for something I loved doing.