Publications

Screenshot of the title page of the report. "Expanding Baltimore City's Sewage Backup Assistance Programs. October 2022." Logos for Blue Water Baltimore and Clean Water Action at the bottom. In the middle, a picture of a November 2019 rally.
October 5, 2022

Sewage backups in homes have been increasing in frequency in Baltimore over the past two decades. However, the City has not addressed this problem as the health and environmental hazard that it is, leaving impacted residents with little support. Residents who have experienced sewage backups in their homes and environmental organizations have been sounding the alarm about the effects of sewage backups, pushing Baltimore City to take action to address this environmental injustice.

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October 5, 2022

Check out Pennsylvania Currents - Clean Water Action's Fall 2022 Newsletter!

NJ Currents Newsletter Cover Clean Water Action Fall 2022
October 5, 2022

Check out New Jersey Currents - Clean Water Action's Fall 2022 Newsletter!

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October 4, 2022

Check out our Fall updates in Clean Water Action's New England Currents -- Fall 2022 Newsletter.

Groundwater Sustainability Assessments - Report Cover
September 8, 2022


California passed the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) almost a decade ago as a step to bring the states’ depleted groundwater aquifers to sustainability. With increased droughts, the implementation of SGMA and protection of vulnerable communities dependent on small water systems and domestic wells is urgent. Over the last 2 years, Clean Water Action has reviewed and analyzed over 95 groundwater sustainability plans, in every groundwater basin covered by SGMA, closely evaluating the steps local agencies are taking to protect vulnerable communities.

July 28, 2022

The Environmental Justice for All Act (H.R. 2021), introduced by Representative Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and Representative Donald McEachin, (D-VA)  is a long overdue package of reforms that will help address the history of environmental injustice that has led to undue burdens of pollution on people of color and low-income communities. Clean Water Action has submitted the following letter to the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee in support of this legislation.

July 26, 2022

PFAS in San Francisco Bay Fish
June 30, 2022

Meeting summary from the Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in San Francisco Bay Fish virtual forum which took place on February 4th, 2022. The forum was organized by Clean Water Action - Clean Water Fund, the California Indian Environmental Alliance, and the San Franscisco Estuary Institute with assistance from the Green Science Policy Institute and The Water Foundation.

June 1, 2022

This joint scorecard from Clean Water Action and Sierra Club Michigan Chapter is a first in the history of both organizations, focusing not on environmental bills in the Michigan legislature but scoring bills that would have harmful impacts on our democracy.

May 31, 2022

 

Groundwater resources play a vital role in maintaining environmental sustainability in California. During a typical year, approximately 40 percent of the state’s total water supply comes from groundwater. During dry years, groundwater contributes 60 percent (or more) of the state’s total supply, and serves as a critical buffer against the impacts of drought and climate change.