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PFASs Chemicals – Protecting Our Drinking Water And Our Health

August 9, 2018

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.

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2018 Elections: A Fight for Clean Water

July 31, 2018

Clean Water Action offices will engage on key state and local races in all our states, seeking to protect pro-environmental majorities where they exist and flip control of chambers currently with anti-environmental majorities. Below are our priority federal races. We'll work on dozens of other state, local, and federal races in the fall of 2018.

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Protecting Drinking Water From Hazardous Spills

July 10, 2018

In February, 2016 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) settled a lawsuit by committing to develop a program to prevent an clean-up chemical spills into our nation’s water bodies. 

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The Water Polluter Loophole

March 23, 2018

EPA wants to make it easier for polluters to poison our nation’s water. 

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Background: Federal Regulation of Lead in Drinking Water

August 26, 2016

As the crisis in Flint, Michigan has unfolded, there has been a renewed focus on lead and other contaminants in drinking water. The Federal Government regulates lead in drinking water, primarily through the Lead and Copper Rule.