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.

Recent Actions

Take Action: Beach, Clean Water and Green Economy Bond

Urge your Rhode Island State Representatives to prioritize the Beach, Clean Water, and Green Economy bond when they reconvene.

Take Action - Turn Off the Tap of PFAS chemicals!

Now’s the time to raise your voice on key restrictions on toxic PFAS chemicals in Connecticut. There are two critical bills that will restrict PFAS chemicals this session!  

Tell the Michigan Public Service Commission to Reject the Line 5 Tunnel Scheme!

The Michigan Public Service Commission is currently accepting comments on Enbridge’s request to relocate Line 5 in a tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac.

Water Blog Posts

Solar field
September 30, 2020

On October 5th, Clean Water and Audubon Naturalist Society submitted testimony to the Montgomery County Council explaining our questions and concerns about a proposal to open up the Montgomery County Agricultural Preserve for solar development. 

1. Introduction

Bard Center for Environmental Policy Logo
September 22, 2020

I am often asked: “Why are you studying environmental policy?” 

This is a loaded question because there are so many different ways to answer it. The other day, however, I had a revelation. 

A stream surrounded by trees in the Frederick Municipal Forest
September 10, 2020

This summer, Frederick County proved itself to be an environmental leader.