Water

Clean water is the foundation for healthy & prosperous communities. While our nation has made significant progress since the 1970’s in cleaning up many of our rivers, bays and other vital water resources, we still face significant water quality and quantity challenges. Drinking water sources are threatened by pollution and overconsumption, and some of these threats are made worse by climate change.

Michigan Capitol building / photo: Denny Green, Clean Water

Pledge to hold Michigan Legislators Accountable!

Pledge today to hold your elected officials accountable for their record on issues that affect our water and health.

Recent Actions

Help protect our lakes and rivers from chloride pollution

As Minnesotans, we love our waters – it’s part of who we are. But lakes and creeks in our cities are getting a bit salty. It’s time for the state to address this issue and take legislative action to address salt pollution. Take Action Now!

Tell Pittsburgh City Council to Invest in Green Infrastructure today!

Tell your City Councilor to make an investment into our communities by helping to fund the final design of this amazing green infrastructure project!

Stop the Dirty Water Agenda

Big polluters and their friends in Congress are pushing an extreme agenda to rollback vital laws, regulations, and funding that protect clean water, reduce air pollution, and fight climate change.

Tell the Public Utilities Commission to Protect Pittsburgh’s Water!

Now is your opportunity to weigh in to the PUC’s oversight plan and demand we have a plan in place that treats access to safe, affordable drinking water as a fundamental human right, not a business investment.

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Press Releases

February 12, 2018

"It seems that the President and his advisors picked through the trash of their worst ideas and rejected proposals, repackaged them, and hoped no one would notice."

 

 

 

February 12, 2018

"This isn't a plan, it's a scam to sell off our roads, bridges, and other vital infrastructure to wealthy corporations while gutting the bedrock laws that have protected our water, air, and health for decades"

February 6, 2018

Conservation groups today challenged in court the administration’s effort to strip away crucial clean water protections from rivers, lakes, streams and other waters that feed drinking-water sources for nearly 20 million people in the South and 117 million people across the country.

Water Blog Posts

photo: flickr.com/gambier20 (CC BY 2.0)
February 14, 2018

Trump’s proposed budget would be a disaster for our nation’s water. This isn't surprising - the Trump administration has worked to undermine common sense protections for our water and health since inauguration day. But this budget is particularly shortsighted and just plain mean. 

A stream in Howard County during a rain storm.
February 14, 2018

The Maryland Forest Conservation Act was designed to protect Maryland's forests; it implemented replanting requirements and minimum forested thresholds, and required more county oversight to protect our forests from over-development. While the law slowed forest clearance in some places, the law is falling short of protecting priority forests, especially where development pressure is intense and there are large, contiguous forests.

It is time to update the Forest Conservation Act!

Water from a facuet: Photo credit:  nikkytok / Shutterstock
February 14, 2018

The Trump administration’s “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America” is the farthest thing from putting drinking water first. Case in point – rolling back one of the fundamental parts of the Clean Water Act that drove the statutory vision of “zero discharge” of pollutants into our nation’s waters.