News & Updates

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April 4, 2019

Montclair, NJ - Parents, beer enthusiasts, and other neighbors came together yesterday at the Montclair Brewing Company to voice their opposition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers’ (the Corps) radical proposal to dramatically weaken Clean Water Act protections for streams and wetlands.

April 3, 2019

"The President dove deep into the swamp and came up with David Bernhardt, who is even more troubling than Ryan Zinke," said Clean Water Action/Clean Water Fund President and CEO, Bob Wendelgass.

CMI Cleanups Map
April 3, 2019

From 1990 until 1995, Michigan had the strongest “polluter pay” law in the country. If a corporation was responsible for contaminating our land, air, or water, that corporation was also responsible for cleaning up the mess they made. In 1995 the administration of former Governor John Engler, backed by their allies at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, gutted the polluter pay law, and funding for environmental cleanups in Michigan has suffered ever since.

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April 3, 2019

In Response to NJDEP’s Electric Vehicle Announcement, Clean Water Action's State Director Amy Goldsmith issued the following statement.

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April 2, 2019

Trenton, NJ-Clean Water Action responded with support to Governor Murphy's announcement today that Christie’s Executive Order 2 (EO 2), which undermined critical environmental and public health safeguards, is now relegated to the dust bin of history.

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April 1, 2019

This Earth Day, help us fight climate change by attending a public forum in Princeton!

March 28, 2019

LANSING, MI – Today, Attorney General Nessel released her highly anticipated opinion concerning Public Act 359, the law that would pave the way for Enbridge Energy to build an oil tunnel through the Straits of Mackinac. PA 359 was introduced after the November election and passed during the 2018 lame duck session. The law attempted to amend the Mackinac Bridge Authority to create a Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority (MSCA), which would theoretically build and own a tunnel through the Straits to house Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline.

Clean Water Action presents the Lead Reduction Leadership award to the City of Chelsea
March 28, 2019

Community members, Cities, States and the Federal Government all have a role to play

Communities can:

Find out whether or not you have a lead service line!

Contact your local water department and ask them to test your line. If you would like help contacting your water department or want to get your neighbors to do the same, contact us here. (online volunteer form link)  Are you a community member/ organization that wants to lead on the issue of lead in drinking water? Contact us using the form below!

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March 27, 2019

As a founding member of the Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative, Clean Water is committed to working with communities to getting lead service lines out of the ground and away from our drinking water!

Tackle the problem at its source

The most effective way to limit exposure to lead is to remove lead at the source. For lead in drinking water, this means focusing on digging up and replacing lead service lines that are some of the greatest contributors to lead in drinking water.

Corroded pipe with lead service fittings. Credit: Mike Thomas / Creative Commons
March 27, 2019

Lead in water is the most significant source of lead exposure after lead paint.

Lead was a preferred plumbing material, particularly for water service lines, until it was outlawed in 1986.

How lead gets into drinking water