National Blog Posts

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Want to help make real change in 2019?

January 22, 2019

Start by Taking Charge of Your Change – a new way you can support the fight to Protect Clean Water.

We’ve all had this experience.

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Making Our Democracy Work Again

January 21, 2019

At Clean Water Action we believe deeply in harnessing people power to make effective change.

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A Disrespectful Nomination

January 9, 2019

Today’s business –as-usual announcement is jarring given the federal government budget impasse and partial shutdown. “Partial” hardly applies to the current situation as it pertains to EPA. Nearly 95% of EPA staff in the Washington, D.C. area and around the country are considered “non-essential” and are not working

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The story of 2018: You.

December 26, 2018

Clean Water members and activists are part of a big story. It's a story that special interests and their allies in Congress and the White House don’t want to hear.

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Ryan Zinke is out. What's next for LWCF?

December 18, 2018

LWCF funds projects in every state, and nearly every county, in the country. But Ryan Zinke supported slashing 2019 LWCF funding to a measly 1/50 of its 2018 budget. And Congress followed his lack of leadership and failed to reauthorize LWCF at all.

Stop the dirty water rule!

The Dirty Water Rule - A Lump of Coal in Everyone's Stocking

December 13, 2018

We just got our hands on EPA's Dirty Water Rule and it's what we thought it would be -- a direct assault on the Clean Water Act. The Dirty Water Rule could have easily been written by the corporate special interests who have wanted to peel back protections since the Clean Water Act was passed more than 45 years ago.