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.

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Take Action: Beach, Clean Water and Green Economy Bond

Urge your Rhode Island State Representatives to prioritize the Beach, Clean Water, and Green Economy bond when they reconvene.

Recent Actions

Support the Clean Water for All Act!

Everyone deserves access to clean water, and that’s why it’s so important that leaders in the U.S. House are fighting back against the Trump administration’s rollback of clean water safeguards.

Help us make polluters pay in Michigan

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

Tell Governor Murphy Thank You for Rejecting the NESE Project

Incredible victory for our water and fight against climate change! After a 4-year grassroots battle, both New York and New Jersey rejected permits for a billion dollar fossil fuel project.

Help Make Water and Conservation Funding a priority in Virginia’s 2021-2022 Budget

Help get a budget proposal that includes record-breaking funding for protecting our natural resources in Virginia across the finish line!

Water Blog Posts

A stream surrounded by trees in the Frederick Municipal Forest
September 10, 2020

This summer, Frederick County proved itself to be an environmental leader.

Warnings "Do Not Eat The Fish" due to PFAS in multiple languages
August 25, 2020

In states across the country, Clean Water Action is tackling the PFAS pollution problem. PFAS (per- and polyflyoroalkyl substances) is known as the "forever chemical" because it persists in the environment and in our bodies. It is associated with a range of health harms from cancers to liver impacts to reproductive issues.  PFAS can impact communities in a variety of ways so we will be share updates from spots across the country in the coming weeks to highlight some of these local impacts. Stay tuned and let us know if you'd like to get involved locally!

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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.