News & Updates

PFAS plume
January 29, 2020

After you submit your comment, RSVP for a special screening of the documentary “No Defense: The U.S. Government’s War on Water”.  This film explores how the PFAS crisis came to light in Oscoda, MI and how the U.S. military has failed to protect human health and the environment.  Join us Wednesday, February 19th at 7pm at the Michigan Theatre (603 East Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI) and learn what you can do to make a difference..


January 27, 2020

Clean Water Action has been working to protect Maryland's water and air for 40 years. We couldn't do it without you - and it's time to celebrate!

In 1980, John Kabler set up a Maryland office of Clean Water Action to spread environmental awareness and activism. From the new Baltimore office community organizers went door-to-door, educating and involving constituents on environmental issues, much like we still do today.

Minnesota Department of Health
January 24, 2020

The Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) Initiative at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is funded by Minnesota's Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. The amendment expanded or accelerated important water improvement and protection activities around the state like the CEC Initiative.

Matt Maier
January 24, 2020

Today, we treat our lawns much the same way as we treat our fields – with chemicals and fertilizers to prevent weeds and grow a lush yard. It wasn’t always this way. Matt Maier grew up on a farm that was primarily grass-based, pesticide free and mostly no-till. His first experience with conventional practices for treating the land was a job with a lawn care company. Once, on a particularly hot day, after treating 12 yards, Matt began to feel disoriented. He was unable to remember where he was or how to get to his next destination.

The Great Water Bottle Drop Off!
January 24, 2020

Clean Water Action’s ReThink Disposable program is partnering with Newark Arts and Newark native, Willie Cole to raise awareness about plastic pollution. This project needs your empty water bottles - 30,000 of them - to create a sculpture for the city on Friday, January 31st at 513 Central Ave, Newark NJ. 

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January 23, 2020

Clean Water Action is holding its 34th annual conference, Resetting the Climate Clock: Leading Through Action in the New Decade, on Saturday, April 4th at Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, NJ. 

January 23, 2020

"Donald Trump and Andrew Wheeler are stripping protections from streams and wetlands to pad the profits of fossil fuel companies, developers, and other corporate polluters."

January 21, 2020

Washington, D.C. -- Today, during his address to the American Farm Bureau Federation convention, President Trump highlighted EPA’s rollbacks of water protections, which would strip Clean Water Act protections from more than half the nation’s remaining wetlands and millions of miles of streams that feed drinking water sources throughout the country.

Clean Water Action President and CEO, Bob Wendelgass, responded:

January 21, 2020

Washington, D.C. -- Today Clean Water Action published a first of its kind report evaluating Clean Water Act regulation and oversight of oil and gas wastewater discharges by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and states. The report found significant gaps in scientific knowledge, oversight, and regulation that leaves rivers, streams, wetlands, and lakes, including drinking water sources, vulnerable to pollution.

Unwelcoming Committee
January 17, 2020

Spoof Realty Billboards Will Elevate the Liquidation of Public Lands by William Perry Pendley, Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management & David Bernhardt, Secretary of the Department of the Interior

A series of three billboards have been placed across Grand Junction featuring a spoof realty advertisement from Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Acting Director, William Perry Pendley and Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, that highlights their efforts to dismantle and sell off public lands.