Coming Together to Protect Our Water

White River, VT

A Partnership to Protect Clean Water

Clean Water Action and Seventh Generation are engaging people in campaigns to reduce water pollution and protect drinking waterSales of Seventh Generation’s new line of personal care products support Clean Water Action’s outreach, organizing and advocacy programs focused on our shared clean water goals.

Together, we will increase awareness and make progress on water challenges. Between Seventh Generation’s growing consumer base and Clean Water Action’s grassroots outreach programs, we expect to reach one million or more households, and engage tens of thousands of new people.

Too much of our water is still not safe for fishing, swimming and drinking, clean water and environmental protections are under assault today.scroll down to find out how you can get involved.

We shouldn’t weaken our bedrock environmental program -- take action!

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is our nation’s foundational environmental law that requires the federal government to consider the environmental impacts of projects. Though lesser known than other environmental laws, it has informed federal agency decision-making about protecting public health and the environment and given the public a voice in decision-making since 1970. The Trump administration has proposed changes that would dramatically weaken NEPA, making it harder for communities to speak out against risky or poorly planned projects. This proposal would be bad for our water, climate, and public participation. It limits scrutiny of the environmental impacts of major projects, including fossil fuel development, highways, dams and more.

Among the worst aspects of this proposal:

  • Excludes climate change impacts from the NEPA review process (e.g., oil and gas drilling and the permitting of coal power plants);
  • Imposes unpractical time limits for environmental impact statements and assessments;
  • Allows corporations to conduct their own environmental reviews;
  • Restricts and marginalizes public comment on environmental reviews.