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.

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Sweet Treats and Sweetheart Deals

David Bernhardt is already the most conflicted Interior Secretary in history, with so many conflicts of interest that he has to carry around a list of his former clients to remember them.

Recent Actions

Speak out on the future of Frederick County

In the next few decades, how and where Frederick County grows will have enormous impacts on improvement or decline in air and water quality, how much County residents contribute to climate change, and how the County adapts

Don't let state legislators turn back progress on protecting the Great Lakes

On Monday Governor Whitmer took action to protect our Great Lakes, strengthen Michigan’s response to PFAS contamination, and bring Michigan into the US Climate Alliance.

Urge Oakland County Commissioners to adopt a septic code

Michigan is the only state in the US without a statewide septic code, and currently only 13 out of our 83 counties have septic codes that require inspections.

Help us make polluters pay in Michigan

From 1990 until 1995, Michigan had the strongest “polluter pay” law in the country.

Water Blog Posts

August 23, 2019

Howard County has a lot of upcoming legislation with hearings scheduled in September. This includes CB38-2019, the Protect This Watershed bill.

Councilwoman Liz Walsh's CB38-2019 is a very big bill that is responding to the problem of waivers in the Patapsco Lower North Branch Watershed. Many laws involving the environment include waivers at the discretion of the overseeing agency, mainly to provide needed flexibility in unforeseen circumstances. When waivers become routine practice, they undermine the effectiveness of that legislation. 

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August 21, 2019

One of the best things about working for Clean Water Action is the opportunity to meet and work with so many wonderful people on a variety of issues that protect our water and reduce pollution. A highlight this year was working with students and teachers at the Connecticut River Academy to design and build a rain garden that will reduce stormwater runoff into the Connecticut River.

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August 14, 2019

On Tuesday, August 20th, County Executive Pittman is holding a town hall at South River High School (201 Central Ave E, Edgewater, MD 21037) at 6:30 PM to present his proposed update to Anne Arundel County's Forest Conservation laws. 

Forests throughout Maryland are disappearing, replaced by development. When trends are analyzed, it becomes apparent that Maryland's state minimum forest conservation practices are not doing a good job at protecting our contiguous and heavily forested parcels. It is in these heavily forested parcels that the state is losing hundreds of acres a year.