Water

Clean water is the foundation for healthy & prosperous communities. While our nation has made significant progress since the 1970’s in cleaning up many of our rivers, bays and other vital water resources, we still face significant water quality and quantity challenges. Drinking water sources are threatened by pollution and overconsumption, and some of these threats are made worse by climate change.

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Elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris!

Joe Biden will lead the way in restoring critical environmental and public health protections to safeguard our water and communities. Joe Biden will use the power of the federal government to fight environmental injustice.

Recent Actions

Tell EGLE to Deny Enbridge's Permit Request for the Line 5 Tunnel

Send a message to the Director of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.

Urge the Virginia General Assembly to Take Action on PFAS in Drinking Water

Clean Water Action and our allies have led efforts during this year’s General Assembly session to address toxic per and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances by pressing for legislation to study the occurrence of these chemicals in Virginia’s public drinking water, and to address sources of human exposure.

Take Action - Turn Off the Tap of PFAS chemicals!

Now’s the time to raise your voice on key restrictions on toxic PFAS chemicals in Connecticut. There are two critical bills that will restrict PFAS chemicals this session!  

Water Blog Posts

Bard Center for Environmental Policy Logo
September 22, 2020

I am often asked: “Why are you studying environmental policy?” 

This is a loaded question because there are so many different ways to answer it. The other day, however, I had a revelation. 

A stream surrounded by trees in the Frederick Municipal Forest
September 10, 2020

This summer, Frederick County proved itself to be an environmental leader.

Warnings "Do Not Eat The Fish" due to PFAS in multiple languages
August 25, 2020

In states across the country, Clean Water Action is tackling the PFAS pollution problem. PFAS (per- and polyflyoroalkyl substances) is known as the "forever chemical" because it persists in the environment and in our bodies. It is associated with a range of health harms from cancers to liver impacts to reproductive issues.  PFAS can impact communities in a variety of ways so we will be share updates from spots across the country in the coming weeks to highlight some of these local impacts. Stay tuned and let us know if you'd like to get involved locally!