Publications

April 18, 2018

On behalf of our millions of members and supporters and in light of the hearing today entitled, “The Appropriate Role of States and Federal Government in Protecting Groundwater,” the undersigned groups urge the Environment and Public Works Committee to strongly consider the harmful impacts that weakening the Clean Water Act’s application to discharges to groundwater via a hydrological connection could have on human health and water quality of our nation’s vital rivers, lakes, and bays.

March 19, 2018

In November 2017, the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC), which regulates the state’s oil and gas operations, submitted a report on its Class II Underground Injection Well Control (UIC) program to EPA. This report, which Clean Water Action received via an open records request, has not been published on either agency's web page.

March 6, 2018

Our organizations, along with our millions of members and supporters, urge you to oppose the inclusions of damaging ideological riders in any final spending legislation for Fiscal Year 2018, including those that attack much needed clean water protections.

March 5, 2018

As organizations representing civil rights, faith, animal protection, environmental, indigenous, and border communities, we urge you to reject funding for new border wall construction in the final FY 2018 omnibus appropriations bill.

March 1, 2018

On behalf of our organizations and our millions of members and supporters, we write to submit recommendations to address America’s water infrastructure needs and challenges.

February 6, 2018

On behalf of our millions of members, we write to express our opposition to Section 402 of the Senate tax extenders bill, which expands Section 45Q tax credits for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) while simultaneously removing environmental protections.

January 31, 2018

Big Oil companies’ push to extract and refine more extreme forms of oil has led to unprecedented transport of explosive and climate-polluting crude oil on our nation’s rail lines.

Crude oil train traffic grew 5,100 percent from 2008 to 2014 due to the rapid increase in fracking for oil in the Bakken shale fields of North Dakota and in tar sands oil extraction in Canada. An alarming number of derailments and explosions across North America has followed.

January 24, 2018

Our organizations, along with our millions of members and supporters, urge you to oppose the inclusions of damaging ideological riders in any final spending legislation for Fiscal Year 2018, including those that attack much needed clean water protections.

January 22, 2018

In Support of:

Drinking Water Infrastructure

WHEREAS, water is a fundamental component of modern society, supporting a range of essential activities for consumers and businesses;

WHEREAS, public and private water and wastewater systems in the United States deliver clean water for drinking and removing and treating wastewater from homes using a complex infrastructure of plants, pumps, and pipes;