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Lake Erie Algal Bloom - August 2015. Photo Credit: NOAA Great Lakes CoastWatch

Harmful Algal Outbreaks and Drinking Water

In summer 2014 the residents in and around Toledo, Ohio were told not to drink, cook, or bathe with the water from their faucets.

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Help take our democracy back! Support H.R. 1

Our democracy has been under assault for years by powerful special interests who want to buy their way into our government.

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Carbon Capture and Release

Oversight Failures in the Section 45Q Tax Credit for Enhanced Oil Recovery

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PFASs Chemicals – Protecting Our Drinking Water And Our Health

PFASs are a class of human-made chemicals which includes Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances.

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Lead and Drinking Water

Lead is a highly poisonous metal and can affect almost every organ in the body and the nervous system. It is a naturally occurring element found, due to human activity, in all parts of our environment.

From We All Live Downstream

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The Next Dirty Water Assault

August 9, 2019

Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled its latest attack on the Clean Water Act and protections for our water and communities.

South Platte River -- Photo credit: Jennifer Peters

Groundbreaking Plan to Reduce Lead Exposure in Drinking Water Will Also Protect Denver’s River, Lakes, and Streams

August 1, 2019

Visit South Platte River Park in Littleton, Colorado (a suburb a few miles south of Denver) on a summer weekend and you’ll likely see dozens of people paddling, wading, fishing, or tubing on the ri

Ready to Go Plastic Free?

Plastic Free? Here's how to make it real

July 30, 2019

You’ve heard a lot about Plastic Free July from us, and plastic pollution has also been in the news.