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Who are these people? Part 1 - EPA Beachhead Hires

March 10, 2017

On Wednesday, ProPublica reported on 400 “beachhead hires” across Donald Trump’s administration. So who are they?

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Was the Stream Protection Rule a “job-killing” regulation?

February 24, 2017

Earlier this month, Donald Trump signed a repeal of the Stream Protection Rule, under the Congressional Review Act, and at the signing, he called the Rule “another terrible job killing rule."

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Lancaster Residents Prepare to Resist Pipeline

February 22, 2017

With a federal government dominated by fossil fuel insiders and allies, it’s more important than ever for communities to stand together as one to protect their water, land, and health.

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Big Oil's Cabinet Choices

December 20, 2016

Donald Trump nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator and Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. These choices show that Donald Trump will attempt to enact a policy of climate denial and open hostility toward putting any environmental or public health issue above corporate profits. We're ready to fight back, but we need your help.

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November 9, 2016

President-Elect Trump is a reality now and the implications are massive. And not just for our water or action on climate - our progress on health care, poverty and economic justice, and racial justice is at risk. Luckily, this is just the start and we know what to do - come together, organize, and get ready to push back hard. Let's get to it.

Vote like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

Election Day 2016 Live Blog

November 8, 2016

Hello! Welcome to the Clean Water Election Day 2016 Live Blog. We'll update this space all day with info about the election, what we're hearing when we go to the polls, and more so come back. And, in the meantime - Be a Clean Water Voter. Check out the Clean Water Voter Guide and our Congressional Scorecard before you go to the polls.

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Flash Forward Friday – Blog Post for Wednesday, November 9th

November 2, 2016

Resist President-Elect Trump’s Polluter-Friendly Agenda

Sigh. I did not really think this is a sentence I would have to write: Donald Trump won a shocking victory yesterday, edging out Hillary Clinton in the electoral college.

President-Elect Trump has vowed to abolish the Clean Water Rule and the Clean Power Plan, to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, and to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. At times, he has even promised to eliminate the entire EPA.

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Seven Things You Can Do This Summer to Protect Clean Water

August 8, 2016

Looking for some things to do this summer to help us protect clean water, clean air, and healthy communities? Here are some ideas, illustrated by gifs from the musical Hamilton.

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Take us with you to the beach this weekend

May 26, 2016

It’s been a busy spring at Clean Water Action. We’ve been exposing oil and gas money’s influence on our national politics. We’ve been keeping an eye on Congress to keep them from destroying critical environmental programs through the budget process.

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When Republicans Discuss Climate

March 11, 2016

Last night's debate might’ve been the longest discussion about climate change yet in one of the Republican presidential debates.