News & Updates

June 21, 2018

"House Republicans plowed under common sense protections for clean water with provisions that would repeal safeguards for streams, wetlands, and drinking water and make it easier for toxic pesticides to get into our rivers and lakes."

June 21, 2018

“Just as recycling became a paradigm shift 30 years ago, reusables can become the new normal.”

June 19, 2018

Contents: Keeping lead out of house dust; Cleaning up lead dust; Avoiding contact with lead in soil; Safe Drinking Water; Lead Paint Safety; More ways to keep children lead-safe

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June 15, 2018

We are proud to announce our first round of endorsements in the 2018 Maryland election. Clean Water Action endorses candidates based on legislative track record as well as questionnaires and interviews. 

June 15, 2018

Here are a few ways that you can get involved in your community to help address pollution from industrial corporate agriculture.  Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need any help with the following activities!

Learn more about the clean water problems in your community

Learn more about pollution from corporate agriculture here and solutions here. Other great resources are MPR’s water reporting, your local newspaper, other environmental groups in Minnesota or nationwide.

Footpath near river
June 15, 2018

One of the greatest threats to the quality and health of Minnesota’s rivers, lakes, streams, and drinking water sources comes in the form of excess chemicals, fertilizers, and sediment from irresponsible agricultural practices. While this pollution enters our rivers, lakes, and streams in many various ways, runoff from single crop farmland and factory farms are one of the largest contributors. In order to really address this problem we need to be creative and find a number of different solutions. Here are some of the most promising.

Farm Field
June 15, 2018

One of the greatest threats to the quality and health of Minnesota’s rivers, lakes, streams, and drinking water sources is excess chemicals, fertilizers, and sediment from irresponsible agricultural practices.

There are many ways these pollutants enter our water, but runoff from single crop farmland and animal factory farms are some of the largest contributors to this problem.

June 15, 2018

"With this vote, Massachusetts takes a courageous leadership step forward in the battle against the climate crisis,” said Cindy Luppi, Clean Water Action New England Director and Coordinator of the Massachusetts Campaign for a Clean Energy Future. 

June 14, 2018

“Michigan does not need Line 5, yet our state bears all the risks associated with a devastating Line 5 oil spill and gets next to nothing in return,” said Sean McBrearty, Clean Water Action’s Michigan Program Organizer.

June 14, 2018

"If Scott Pruitt was truly concerned with protecting clean water and providing clarity to small businesses and communities, he would stop this scheme to gut vital safeguards for drinking water sources and direct EPA to implement the 2015 Rule."