Strengthening Clean Water Protections

Clean Water is working to protect clean water and restore safeguards for our nation's wetlands and streams that feed our drinking water sources, filter pollution and protect communities from flooding.

Wetlands

Putting Drinking Water First: Restoring Clean Water Act Protections to Streams and Wetlands

Clean Water Action’s Putting Drinking Water First approach means making drinking water impacts a primary consideration when developing regulations and other programs involving upstream activities that could negatively impact downstream drinking water sources. The EPA/Corps Clean Water Rule better protects tributaries that impact the health of downstream waters, include drinking water sources: The Clean Water Rule has concrete implications for source water protection and for drinking water quality.

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Another Trump Attack on Protections for Water, Air, and Health

The Trump administration is in the middle of a dangerous and destructive streak of giving polluters and corporate campaign donors whatever they wan

Letter to the House: Oppose the Senate's FY 18 Budget Resolution

350.org * Alaska Wilderness League * American Bird Conservancy * American Forests American Rivers * Center for Biolog

Letter to the Senate: Oppose the FY18 Budget Resolution on the Floor

On behalf of our millions of members and supporters across the country, we urge you to oppose the FY 2018 Senate Budget Resolution, S.Con.Res. 25 (H.Con.Res. 71). In its current form, this resolution assumes trillions of dollars in budget cuts, jeopardizing key programs and policies that protect our environment, communities and public health.

From We All Live Downstream

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September 22, 2020

I am often asked: “Why are you studying environmental policy?” 

This is a loaded question because there are so many different ways to answer it. The other day, however, I had a revelation. 

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July 30, 2020

Today we endorsed Joe Biden for President. Why? Because he has bold plans to address the climate crisis and environmental racism, to protect our water, and to reverse the damage done by President Trump.

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April 17, 2020

50 years ago, someone had the idea that if we gathered together on a single day, we could show solidarity in our demands to protect and restore our environment, show strength in numbers, and gather comfort from being with like-minded people.  Rivers were on fire, people were dying from pollution and everyone was being poisoned by the world around us.