National Blog Posts

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Making Sure the Clean Water Act Keeps Working

October 22, 2021

This week marks the 49th anniversary of the passage of the Clean Water Act, our landmark Federal water protectio

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Imagine a Day When We Put Water First

October 21, 2021

Today, we’re joining more than 1300 other organizations and individuals in the Value of Water Campaign’s “Imagine A Day Without Water.” Imagine a Day Without Water is a national education

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Water sustainability: where and how to get started?

October 13, 2021

Want a chance to win $10,000 towards a sustainable bathroom (aka “powder room”) makeover project, and support Clean Water?

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Biden's EPA must act quickly to undo the damage Trump caused

September 2, 2021

I’ve been working on the question of what water should be protected by the Clean Water Act for 19 years. Polluters and their allies in Congress have been trying to remove some water bodies from the Act’s jurisdiction for just as long, so you would think I ran out of outrage a long time ago. But no.

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What I told EPA: Fix the Clean Water Act

August 27, 2021

The Trump Dirty Water Rule (AKA the "Navigable Waters Protection Rule”) eliminated Clean Water Act protections for certain streams and wetlands. U.S.

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Plastic Free July: Reopen With Reuse!

June 29, 2021

For Plastic Free July, will you join us in calling on restaurants and businesses to reopen with non-toxic reuse?