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350 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
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Oakland, CA 94612
415.369.9160
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Welcome to Clean Water Action, California!

Clean Water Action has offices all over the country, and that’s part of what makes us strong.

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Take the Pledge to Reduce Single-Use today!

Pledge to reduce your reliance on single-use disposable products and packaging.

Let's Call For Sustainable Funding For Safe and Affordable Drinking Water

Each year more than 1 million Californians are served water that does not meet safe drinking water standards. That's unacceptable. Let's call for change. 

What’s in the Package?

Thousands of toxic chemicals are making their way from packaging into your food. We're calling for California lawmakers to show leadership in granting consumers the right to know: What's in the package?

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PFASs Chemicals – Protecting Our Drinking Water And Our Health

PFASs is a class of human-made chemicals which includes Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances These chemicals are very long-lived, which means that they remain in the environment and in humans and wildlife for a very long time. Two of these chemicals, PFOA and PFOS are relatively well known, and manufacturers have voluntarily stopped producing them. However, PFOA and PFAS continue to be detected at contaminated sites, in water, and in our bodies.

From We All Live Downstream

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What Do We Need to Do About PFAS in California?

March 22, 2019

They’re in stain resistant carpets and clothing, cookware, some cosmetics, outdoor gear, and even dental floss. You may know them as Teflon®, or Scotchguard®.

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Community Participation in Groundwater Sustainability: Ventura County

March 18, 2019

Candice Meneghin serves on the board of the Fillmore and Piru Basins (FPB) Groundwater Sustainability Agency as an environmental representative for the Santa Clara River Environmental Groundwater C

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Teaching Environmental Justice, Empowering Students

March 8, 2019

Imagine growing up in a low-income immigrant of color neighborhood that has been subject to disinvestment and neglect.