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National-50-stories-Interview with Andrew Fellows
August 17, 2022

In honor of Clean Water Action's 50th birthday, we are lifting up voices and stories in the Clean Water movement through #CleanWater50Stories. Our story is the story of everyday people who have used their power to make a difference to create a healthier and greener future for all. 

Former Clean Water Action CT Director at a Climate Rally
August 16, 2022

On July 20th, members of the Clean Water Action community joined together to celebrate the organization’s 50th anniversary. 

Clean Water on the Move
August 15, 2022

Happy Summer! Welcome to Clean Water on the Move, your monthly update from Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund. Take a look at what our amazing staff has been up to and what is coming in the months ahead. Thanks for your ongoing support for our work towards a healthy environment for all.

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August 11, 2022

Clean Water Action is celebrating our 50th birthday this year and the anniversary of the Clean Water Act which our founder, the late David Zwick, helped to craft and pass in 1972. For 50 years, the Clean Water Act – our nation’s bedrock environmental law – has helped prevent water pollution and protect the health and safety of waterways across the country. 

Clean Water Action is proud to co-sponsor Assemblymember Richard Bloom's AB 2247 - because we have t
August 9, 2022

We know virtually everyone has PFAS in their bodies. We know that testing has detected these toxic chemicals in drinking water sources serving 16 million Californians. We know PFAS can be in our air, our soil, our food, and our homes and workplaces. But we don’t know a lot about how they enter the state so we struggle to manage them. That’s why we need to pass AB 2247 (Bloom) and require anyone importing a product into California that contains PFAS to report it.

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August 8, 2022

As canvassers, we can feel the impact of our efforts at every single door, but it is always reassuring to witness the actual fruits of our labor. Cheers to many more Clean Water Action victories to come!

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August 3, 2022

We will all breathe easier once New Jersey’s Environmental Justice Law is implemented. Signed by Governor Murphy two years ago, the law gives the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) the power to deny permits to polluting industries that would further harm overburdened communities all across the state. It has the potential to be one of the strongest policies of this type in the nation.

PA-allegheny county parks protected from fracking victory image of pa park
August 2, 2022

Now this is what I call a real example of what can happen when we come together and utilize people power for the betterment of our communities and environment! This was a big win for Clean Water Action and an even bigger win for the people and the parks in Allegheny County. 

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July 29, 2022

It’s not too late to address this health crisis, learn more about our air quality campaign  here.

A diagram of a septic system.
July 28, 2022

You have to have a septic field, but how do you make it a beautiful feature of your yard? How can you make it a native landscape supporting pollinators?

Whether it's a sound mound drainfield or the maintenance access ports to a septic tank or BAT unit, homeowners often wish they could camouflage these to make their yards more aesthetically pleasing. This webinar will cover considerations, options, and specific plants and practices to use with an emphasis on low-impact, native choices.