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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.

California Currents - Fall | Winter 2017-18

In this issue: Winning for Clean Water in California's Legislature!; What Drives our Oakland Field Canvassers to Hit the Streets for Clean Water?; Let's Unpackage an Entire Island; and Leftover Medications? Don't Rush To Flush!

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. 

2017 Legislative Update

Find out how Clean Water Action has been fighting for clean water this year in Sacramento. 



Take the Pledge!

Take the Pledge to Reduce Single-Use today!

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

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?

Waste pit - Kern County

Get Out of the Pits

Oil and gas companies have been dumping their wastewater into unlined open pits, threatening groundwater and air quality. This disposal method is an irresponsible way for industry to save a few dollars, and it has contaminated groundwater in numerous cases.

From We All Live Downstream

Pipes. Credit: Sarah Craig, Faces of Fracking

Limit oil production. Protect California’s water.

March 8, 2018

California’s efforts to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions have earned it a reputation as a climate leader. Most of the state’s actions, however, have focused on the “demand-side” of carbon emissions: reducing energy consumption, increasing efficiency, using cleaner fuels and energy sources, and reducing vehicle miles traveled. However, as the country’s 5th largest oil producer (recently falling from 3rd), the state has never done enough to keep polluting fossil fuels from being produced in the first place.

Measuring Our Impact on Reducing Street Litter in Alameda, California

January 3, 2018

Here at ReThink Disposable, we like to prove the impact of our work. We also like to get local community volunteers involved in our program.

Race Track Hill site

200 Keystone Spills

November 17, 2017

On Thursday, news broke of a spill from the Keystone pipeline. The 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons) of toxic tar sands oil that was discharged into South Dakota grasslands was the largest spill on the Keystone to date. But every day, the oil industry intentionally discharges far greater volumes of toxic wastewater in the environment, and nobody seems to notice.