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PFASs Chemicals – Protecting Our Drinking Water And Our Health

August 9, 2018

PFASs is 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.

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2018 Elections: A Fight for Clean Water

July 31, 2018

Clean Water Action offices will engage on key state and local races in all our states, seeking to protect pro-environmental majorities where they exist and flip control of chambers currently with anti-environmental majorities. Below are our priority federal races. We'll work on dozens of other state, local, and federal races in the fall of 2018.

Senator Bob Casey — Protecting Pennsylvania’s Environment

September 12, 2018

Senator Casey is working to preserve the richness, beauty and diversity of Pennsylvania’s natural environment. He is committed to protecting the environment, preserving our national treasures and safeguarding the health of Pennsylvanian families.

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Governor Wolf's Greatest Environmental Hits, 2015-2018

September 12, 2018

Read environmental highlights from Tom Wolf's first term as Governor.

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Be a Clean Water Voter - Pennsylvania Endorsements for 2018

August 17, 2018

Below is a list of Clean Water Action endorsements for 2018. We'll be adding to this list as we announce more endorsements.

Coalition of Leading Environmental Organizations Releases 2017-2018 Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard

August 14, 2018

Philadelphia, PA – Conservation Voters of PA, PennEnvironment, Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter, and Clean Water Action have released their 2017-2018 Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard, which scores each member of the State Senate and House of Representatives based on their votes on the most crucial environmental legislation that came before the General Assembly this session.