District of Columbia Blog Posts

Swift River, White Mountain National Forest. Credit: haveseen / Shutterstock

Ryan Zinke is out. What's next for LWCF?

December 18, 2018

LWCF funds projects in every state, and nearly every county, in the country. But Ryan Zinke supported slashing 2019 LWCF funding to a measly 1/50 of its 2018 budget. And Congress followed his lack of leadership and failed to reauthorize LWCF at all.

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Save the the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

October 4, 2018

Authorization for the nation’s most successful conservation and recreation program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), expired September 30.

Say NO to dirty water amendment for Chesapeake Bay

September 7, 2017

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, a long time opponent of efforts to clean up Chesapeake Bay, has crafted an amendment to a federal appropriations bill that prohibits the EPA from using funds to enforce EPA’s Chesapeake Bay clean up.

Getting Toxic Sediment out of the Anacostia River

May 4, 2017

The Anacostia River corridor within the District of Columbia is comprised of 15 miles of shoreline, 1,200 acres of green space, and a string of 10 adjacent neighborhoods on the river’s east side in

A view of the Anacostia River with Anacostia Park on the left and Seafarer's Yacht Club on the right

The Anacostia Park Community Collaborative

March 24, 2017

Clean Water Action is proud to be a member of the Anacostia Park and Community Collaborative (APACC), a community-based coalition to improve Anacostia River parklands, increase access to parklands

Capitol building reflected at night. Photo credit: Orhan Cam / Shutterstock

Two Visions, One Building

January 13, 2016

Congress has barely been in session for two weeks. Unsurprisingly, the House has continued its streak of standing up for corporate polluters at the expense of the American people. Two of the first votes of this session put our water, our health, and our economy at risk