Water

Clean water is the foundation for healthy & prosperous communities. While our nation has made significant progress since the 1970’s in cleaning up many of our rivers, bays and other vital water resources, we still face significant water quality and quantity challenges. Drinking water sources are threatened by pollution and overconsumption, and some of these threats are made worse by climate change.

Pipelines, Belridge oil field. Credit Andrew Grinberg

Reject the Latest Attack on the Clean Water Act!

An important provision in the Clean Water Act—Section 401—authorizes states and tribes to review applications for federally licensed or permitted projects to assess potential impacts to water quality.

Recent Actions

Don't Let Polluters Ruin Central Valley Groundwater!

The Newsom Administration and CalEPA have championed environmental protections and providing safe drinking water.

Help us make polluters pay in Michigan

From 1990 until 1995, Michigan had the strongest “polluter pay” law in the country.

We Need To Protect the Great Lakes!

The Great Lakes are national treasures. They contain 20% of the Earth's fresh surface water and drinking water to millions.

Help build a bridge from Ward 7 to the National Arboretum

Take Action! DDOT is accepting comments about the bridge through June 21, 2019. Fill out the action below to send your message of support.

Water Blog Posts

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September 9, 2019

This is the fifth in a series of interviews with Clean Water Action Massachusetts Advisory Board members.

September 4, 2019

This week, the Baltimore County Council voted to pass Bill 37-19, which closes two loopholes that impacted open space requirements in the county. Previously, developers could count parking lot islands and private amenities towards their required open space acreage. Common sense dictates that little patches of grass surrounded by parking lot and private amenities, like rooftop pools, are not public recreational space. 

Chesapeake Bay Bridge
September 4, 2019

Maryland recently completed a two-year study on the Chesapeake Bay Bridgethat included three recommendations for new crossings. The state is looking at potential bridges between Pasadena and Rock Hall, between Mayo and Easton, and alongside the current spans between Arnold and Kent Island. These sites, along with a "no build" option will be presented at community meetings throughout Maryland.