October 29, 2019

The transition from Governor Baker’s first term to his second term saw a change of leadership at the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), as Secretary Beaton stepped down in April of 2019 and Governor Baker appointed now-secretary Kathleen Theoharides to lead the agency. During Governor Baker’s first term, our groups produced a detailed annual report card for EEA.

August 27, 2019

Dear Chairman Pallone and Ranking Member Walden:

We write to thank the Committee on Energy and Commerce for the opportunity to comment on the reauthorization of the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS).

Map of locations of building sewage backups reported to Baltimore City DPW in Fiscal Year 2018
August 13, 2019
The purpose of this essay is to shed light on the issue of basement backups of raw sewage
in the homes of Baltimore City residents. There are many different aspects of this issue that will
be addressed including health impacts, climate change, and reimbursement for households. One
of the essential parts of addressing this issue starts with identifying areas that are most impacted.
This essay features the first known collective maps of residential raw sewage basement backups
pitcher of water. photo: successo images /
August 7, 2019

Clean Water Action strongly supports Denver Water’s commitment to seek an alternative to orthophosphate that will achieve the same or greater reduction in lead exposure risk for its customers.

July 24, 2019

Thank you for the opportunity to provide input into development of the 5th Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR). The UCMR is a critical part of the Safe Drinking Water Act process for development of National Primary Drinking Water Regulations.