California Blog Posts

Pumpjack at the Lost Hills Oil Field

Pursuing Environmental Justice In Kern County

February 19, 2019

My name is Jesus Alonso, and I am the Kern Environmental Justice Community Organizer for Clean Water Action.

Community advocates, including ReThink Disposable team members, celebrate the passage of the Berkeley ordinance

How To Pass A Disposable Free Dining Ordinance In Your City

January 30, 2019

Last week, Berkeley’s City Council unanimously passed a resolution that will drastically reduce the amount of disposable food ware from the city's restaurants.

ReThink Disposable team at the Alameda litter tracking and sorting event

ReThink Disposable Searches for Trends in Alameda's Trash

December 11, 2018

On October 8th, Alameda City employees Kerry Parker and Marc Bautista joined ReThink Disposable program staff and members of Clean Water Action's field canvass team to pick through litter collected

photo of Nicole Masaki, canvasser for Clean Water Action

Why I Canvass

November 30, 2018



EPA is Studying Oil and Gas Wastewater

October 15, 2018

Last week EPA held a public meeting in DC to share updates and take public comment on the agency’s study of oil and gas wastewater, also known as produced water. The oil and gas industry has grown significantly in water constrained states around the country, like Texas and New Mexico, and has a long history of putting drinking water sources at risk, from California to Pennsylvania.