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Profiles in Prevention

Profiles in Prevention

Clean Water Action works to ensure access safe, affordable source of drinking water now, and for future generations.

Let's Protect Kids and Firefighters

In 2015, Minnesota made important progress by banning four of the most toxic flame retardants from our furniture and children’s products, but our work isn’t done.  There are many other dangerous fl

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Protect the Upper Harbor Termnal Site

We live here because of water – the rivers and lakes draw us and add to our quality of life.  Minneapolis is recognized internationally for our parks and access to our lakes and rivers.  We now hav

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PFASs Chemicals – Protecting Our Drinking Water And Our Health

PFASs are 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.

Protecting Groundwater in Minnesota

Clean Water Action believes that everyone has a right to safe and affordable drinking water.

To make this a reality, it is vital to put drinking water first. To do that it is important that elected and appointed officials at every level of government make decisions with drinking water in mind. That means they consider the downstream impacts on drinking water sources of agricultural, industrial, and every day activities and that protecting  drinking water sources. 

Corroded pipe with lead service fittings. Credit: Mike Thomas / Creative Commons

Minnesota Guide to Lead in Our Drinking Water and Lead Service Lines

Learn more about lead, what it is, how it gets into our homes, and what you can do about it below. 

What Clean Water Action Is Doing About Lead in Minnesota

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The Problem with Corporate Industrial Agriculture and Minnesota’s Water

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 agricultura

From We All Live Downstream

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How to reduce plastic at your BBQs and picinics this summer

May 9, 2019

The weather is getting warmer, which means it is time for picnics, parties, and BBQs.

Wellhead Protection for Our Drinking Water

February 25, 2019

Everyone has a right to safe and affordable drinking water. Clean water is one of Minnesota’s most precious resources, and it’s time that we act like it.

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Minnesota Legislative Session Preview: Addressing Corporate Ag. Pollution

November 27, 2018

The 2019 Minnesota State Legislative Session starts January 8th.  In the weeks leading up to the start of session we are going send you a brief weekly preview of the issues we want to address and the solutions we will be pushing at the Capitol. This week’s focus is on excessive runoff from corporate, industrial agricultural farm fields in Minnesota.