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Mid-Session Defense Update

April 21, 2018

The first half of Minnesota’s 2018 legislative session is complete and it has been made clear that some of our lawmakers are willing to put our environment and public health at risk.

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75% of Minnesotans Get Their Drinking Water From Groundwater—Let’s Protect It!

April 13, 2018

At Clean Water Action we believe that everyone has a right to safe and affordable drinking water.

Minnesota Capitol building (istock, fotoguy22)

Protecting Clean Water and Fighting for Public Health in the Minnesota Legislature

March 15, 2018

The 2018 legislative session has started and our legislators are starting to work on issues that impact each and every one of us.

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

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

February 14, 2018

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

Road salt ends up in Minnesota lakes and rivers. Photo: flickr.com/mango_sparrow (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Preventing Chloride from Damaging Minnesota Water

December 4, 2017

As Minnesotans, we love our waters — it’s part of who we are. But lakes and creeks in our cities are getting salty. Thirty-nine water bodies in the Twin Cities Metro Area are above EPA standards for chloride — a byproduct of salt — including Como Lake, Diamond Lake, Powderhorn Lake, Wirth Lake, Bassett Creek, Battle Creek, Elm Creek, and Minnehaha Creek!

3M should continue to pay for pollution damage

August 22, 2017

Recent updates to safety levels for Minnesota water contaminated with perfluorochemicals (PFCs ) has triggered new state actions to provide safe drinking water.  These actions include the provision