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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Welcome to Clean Water Action, Massachusetts!

Everything is interconnected: clean water, good health, a stable climate, a healthy environment, economic well-being, a robust democracy, and justice for all—especially the most vulnerable among us. That’s why Clean Water Action aims to makes these basic rights and values central to all of our work.

Recent Actions

Stop EPA's reckless coal ash proposal

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is a former coal lobbyist, so it’s not a surprise that he’s doing everything he can to make it easier for the coal plant industry to harm communities with toxic coal ash waste.

Tell Governor Lamont to Take Bold Action on PFAS

On July 9th, Governor Lamont formed a taskforce to make recommendations on how to manage PFAS contamination.  This is good news but we want to make sure comprehensive steps are taken to 1) restrict firefighting foam, 2) restrict other sources of contamination like food packaging, 3) implement strict water testing guidelines and 4) set a health protective drinking water standard.

Take Action: NJ's Green Amendment

We are working with Delaware Riverkeeper Network to pass New Jersey's Green Amendment and we need your help!

Protect the Patapsco Lower North Branch Watershed

CB38-2019 is a bill before the Howard County council in September designed to halt the routine practice of giving waivers to developers and projects impacting environmental resources in the Patapsco Lower North Branch Wate

Water Blog Posts

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September 26, 2019

Today, in a blatant political attack, Andrew Wheeler told California that the state  “needs to fulfill its obligation to protect its water bodies and, more importantly, public health."

That’s rich coming from the head of Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency.

Lake Erie Algal Bloom - August 2015. Photo Credit: NOAA Great Lakes CoastWatch
September 19, 2019

Today EPA announced “See a bloom, give it room”, a contest for high school students to make a video that “promotes awareness of harmful algal blooms” and “how to spot and steer clear of them.” It doesn’t mention what EPA should be doing to stop them.

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September 9, 2019

This is the fifth in a series of interviews with Clean Water Action Massachusetts Advisory Board members.