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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.

Clean Water Action Announces Rhode Island Endorsements for the 2018 General Election

October 2, 2018

PROVIDENCE - Clean Water Action is pleased to announce its list of endorsed candidates for the 2018 general election being held on Tuesday, November 6th.

Clean Water Action Endorses Senator Whitehouse and Representative Cicilline

August 22, 2018

“Throughout their tenure in the US Senate and House of Representatives, Senator Whitehouse and Congressman Cicilline have worked tirelessly to ensure the protection of our state’s environment and stewardship of its natural resources,” said Johnathan Berard, Clean Water Action’s Rhode Island State Director. “With the current administration doing their best to unwind all of the progress we have made to protect our environment over the last five decades, it is critical that we have representatives in Washington, DC, like Senator Whitehouse and Congressman Cicilline fighting tooth and nail to keep those protections in place.”

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Clean Water Action Announces Endorsements for Statewide and General Assembly Candidates in the 2018 Primary Election

August 14, 2018

Clean Water Action is pleased to announce its list of endorsed statewide and General Assembly candidates for the 2018 primary election being held on Wednesday, September 12th.