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Tracking Attacks from Congress on Public Health, Clean Water, and Action on Climate Change

February 6, 2017

Big polluters have stacked Congress and the Trump Administration with their friends, and they have already started handing out favors. The polluter friendly agenda calls for rolling back our most vital protections for our water, air, climate and health.

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Background: Federal Regulation of Lead in Drinking Water

August 26, 2016

As the crisis in Flint, Michigan has unfolded, there has been a renewed focus on lead and other contaminants in drinking water. The Federal Government regulates lead in drinking water, primarily through the Lead and Copper Rule.

Lake Erie Algal Bloom - August 2015. Photo Credit: NOAA Great Lakes CoastWatch

Harmful Algal Blooms and Drinking Water

August 26, 2016

In summer 2014 the residents in and around Toledo, Ohio were told not to drink, cook, or bathe with the water from their faucets.

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

Lead and Drinking Water

April 21, 2016

Lead is a highly poisonous metal and can affect almost every organ in the body and the nervous system. It is a naturally occurring element found, due to human activity, in all parts of our environment.

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Putting Drinking Water First - the Reports

January 21, 2016

“Act like drinking water matters.” This approach has always been at the core of Clean Water Action’s programs.

Partisan House Farm Bill Puts Drinking Water At Risk

June 21, 2018

"House Republicans plowed under common sense protections for clean water with provisions that would repeal safeguards for streams, wetlands, and drinking water and make it easier for toxic pesticides to get into our rivers and lakes."