Strengthening Clean Water Protections

Clean Water is working to ensure that small streams and wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act’s pollution control programs.  The Clean Water Rule restores safeguards to most streams and wetlands and protects the drinking water sources for more than 117 million people.

True Leadership on Lead and Water

This week a group of Senators introduced the "True LEADership Act" to get lead out of contact with water and improve the quality of drinking water in the United States. Clean Water Action released the following statement.

EPA makes Drinking Water an Action Item

Clean Water Action welcomes publication of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Drinking Water Action Plan.

Undoing Common Sense: Clean Water Action Denounces Congressional Efforts to Gut Protections for Drinking Water and Clean Air

Poll after poll shows that Americans support strong protections for water, air, and public health. That's why leadership in Congress is using the Congressional Review Act to gut commonsense protections like the Stream Protection Rule - they hope the lack of meaningful debate means voters won't notice Congress is putting polluter profits ahead of public health and other safeguards.

From We All Live Downstream

Attacking the Clean Water Act is not a game
June 5, 2019

The Trump/Wheeler Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is dismantling critical parts of the Clean Water Act one by one. Cumulatively these are the most serious threat to our nation’s bedrock environmental law in its history. If even one of these administration proposals is finalized, the consequences would be dire. Taken together, the Clean Water Act as we know it could go away. Since the Trump administration is parceling out these assaults, it can be hard to see the full picture.

Belridge oil field. Credit Sarah Craig
March 28, 2019

New analysis finds big impacts in oil producing states

Stop the dirty water rule!
February 28, 2019

This week advocates and activists are in Kansas City, Kansas for the one and only public hearing the Environmental Protection Agency scheduled for it's scheme to strip protections from millions of miles of streams and more than half the wetlands across the nation. Clean Water Action was there as well. This is my testimony to EPA about the Dirty Water Rule. You can watch my testimony here (video courtesy of our friends NWF Water)