National Publications

Aquifer Exemptions: The Report

Aquifer Exemptions: Sacrificing Groundwater for Oil and Gas Production

January 6, 2015

The Aquifer Exemption program in the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Underground Injection Control (UIC) program allows certain oil and gas and mining activity to occur in groundwater that would otherwise be protected as a drinking water source. 

Putting Drinking Water First #1

Put Drinking Water First: Time to Curb Power Plants' Toxic Pollution

September 15, 2013

Clean Water Action’s analysis of supporting documents for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Proposed Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category confirms that power plant discharges to surface water often include contaminants that experts consider to be “contaminants of concern” when found in drinking water. 

NGO Letter to EPA, reL Methane Standards

September 10, 2021
Administrator Michael Regan

Environmental Protection Agency

Office of the Administrator, Mail Code 1101A

1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

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Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund 2020 Annual Report

July 21, 2021

Headquartered in Washington, DC, Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund operate programs nationally, regionally and locally, from a network of 19 offices around the country.

Community Letter -- Invest in Our Water -- July 2021

July 16, 2021

Our organizations thank you for your continued leadership and commitment to clean and safe drinking water, public health, and environmental justice.