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Clean Water Action 2018 Election Endorsements in Minnesota

Clean Water Action has a long and successful history of supporting candidates who are committed to protecting our water, public health and our environment.

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PFASs Chemicals – Protecting Our Drinking Water And Our Health

PFASs is a class of human-made chemicals which includes Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances These chemicals are very long-lived, which means that they remain in the environment and in humans and wildlife for a very long time. Two of these chemicals, PFOA and PFOS are relatively well known, and manufacturers have voluntarily stopped producing them. However, PFOA and PFAS continue to be detected at contaminated sites, in water, and in our bodies.

Protecting Groundwater in Minnesota

Clean Water Action believes that everyone has a right to safe and affordable drinking water.

To make this a reality, it is vital to put drinking water first. To do that it is important that elected and appointed officials at every level of government make decisions with drinking water in mind. That means they consider the downstream impacts on drinking water sources of agricultural, industrial, and every day activities and that protecting  drinking water sources. 

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Minnesota Guide to Lead in Our Drinking Water and Lead Service Lines

Learn more about lead, what it is, how it gets into our homes, and what you can do about it below. 

What Clean Water Action Is Doing About Lead in Minnesota

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The Problem with Corporate Industrial Agriculture and Minnesota’s Water

One of the greatest threats to the quality and health of Minnesota’s rivers, lakes, streams, and drinking water sources is excess chemicals, fertilizers, and sediment from irresponsible agricultura

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Solutions for Industrial Corporate Agriculture Pollution in Minnesota’s Waters

One of the greatest threats to the quality and health of Minnesota’s rivers, lakes, streams, and drinking water sources comes in the form of excess chemicals, fertilizers, and sediment from irrespo

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Breaking down the Forever Chemicals –What are PFAS?

August 2, 2018

You’ve probably heard a bit about PFAS in the last year – the State of Minnesota settle

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Guide to Healthy Lawns and Gardens for Clean Water

May 2, 2018

It took awhile, but it seems spring is finally here!  In pursuit of creating a beautiful lawn and garden, many people unknowingly contaminate nearby lakes, rivers, and streams with fertilizers, her

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Mid-Session Defense Update

April 24, 2018

We are halfway through the Minnesota 2018 legislative session and it’s been made clear that some of our lawmakers are no