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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Tell Congress: Make Bold Investments for the Future!

The United States Congress has a once in a generation opportunity to invest in our future. The Build Back Better Act currently being crafted and debated is the last, best chance for the U.S. to do our part to avert the worst impacts of climate change.

Recent Actions

Tell Your U.S. Senators and Representatives: It’s Time to Invest in Our Drinking Water!

We’re closer than ever to winning federal funding to replace lead service lines in our drinking water systems.  Getting lead pipes out of the ground is critical to reducing lead in drinking water. 

Support Michigan Clean Water and Green Energy Budget Investments

Governor Whitmer has proposed several important investments to rebuild our water infrastructure, protecting children from lead poisoning, and investing in clean energy and energy efficiency.

Tell Virginia legislators: Take action to control and prevent toxic pollutants that threaten our health

Now’s the time to raise your voice on key restrictions on toxic PFAS chemicals in Virginia. Urge legislators to pledge their support for these toxic pollution prevention priorities this session:

    Water Blog Posts

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    August 27, 2021

    The Trump Dirty Water Rule (AKA the "Navigable Waters Protection Rule”) eliminated Clean Water Act protections for certain streams and wetlands. U.S. Environmental Protect Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan has said the rule is “leading to significant environmental degradation.” Earlier this summer EPA announced that it will revoke the Dirty Water Rule and replace it with a rule that is more protective of vital water bodies. In August EPA held a series of listening sessions to gather public input on its plan. This is the testimony I gave to EPA.

    Minnesota Victories for our Health adn Environment!
    July 1, 2021

    The Minnesota legislative special session is concluded - and we're happy to announce several victories!

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    June 30, 2021

    The Connecticut legislative session is over and we’re thrilled that several bills that will protect our waters and our health passed this session!