News & Updates

July 16, 2019

PFAS are a family of approximately 4700 human-made chemicals that are effective at repelling grease, water, and stains, as well as combating certain types of fires. PFASs are in cookware, food packaging, stain resistant carpets and clothing, some cosmetics, outdoor gear, and even dental floss. You may know them as Teflon®, or Scotchguard®. Virtually all Americans have them in their bodies and they’ve been detected  in 455 California drinking water sources thus far. 

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July 15, 2019

The draft EMP is potentially the most holistic energy master plan to transition us to a green economy but without more details and stopping new frack gas projects it will utterly fail to achieve the governors 100% clean energy goals and global warming response act mandates.

July 11, 2019

Sacramento, CA —This week, the legislature made history with the passage of SB 200 and the establishment of the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund.  

The Fund provides more than $1.4 billion over the next decade to assist the one million Californians who lack safe drinking water. The Fund will support safe drinking water projects, help consolidate unsustainable small water systems, and provide subsidies for high operation and maintenance costs for systems in low-income communities throuhgout the state. 

July 11, 2019

The following statement can be attributed to Sean McBrearty, Michigan Program Organizer, Clean Water Action:


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July 11, 2019

Representative Elder's original statement was riddled with errors -- so we fixed it.

Download a PDF version of the corrections here.

July 10, 2019

The following statement can be attributed to Sean McBrearty, Michigan Program Organizer, Clean Water Action:

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July 8, 2019

Celebrate successes from the past year, learn about current campaigns, and honor champions of clean water, clean air and healthy communities. 

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July 2, 2019

Clean Water Action stands with Congressman Frank Pallone today in unity to fight any Trump Administration plan to expand oil drilling into the Atlantic.

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June 27, 2019

For years, Clean Water Action along with a broad coalition of Michigan residents, business owners, and indigenous leaders have been calling for our state leadership to decommission Enbridge’s dangerous and outdated Line 5 pipeline, which remains an ever-present threat to the Straits of Mackinac, and the waters of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Today, Attorney General Nessel has filed a lawsuit in Ingham County Circuit Court to do just that.

By Kim Gaddy
June 26, 2019

Clean Water Action was honored to attend today’s first-ever Congressional Convening on Environmental Justice hosted by Chairman Grijalva, Rep. McEachin, and the House Committee on Natural Resources. Watch the live stream here: (morning) (afternoon).