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Help Us Prevent Waste and Litter in San Mateo!

April 12, 2019

We're looking for passionate and outgoing volunteers to survey 400 San Mateo County food businesses to support a future policy that will reduce the volume of litter and waste in your community. 

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PFASs Chemicals – Protecting Our Drinking Water And Our Health

August 9, 2018

PFASs are a class of human-made chemicals which includes Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances These chemicals are very long-lived, which means that they remain in the environment and in humans and wildlife for a very long time. Two of these chemicals, PFOA and PFOS are relatively well known, and manufacturers have voluntarily stopped producing them. However, PFOA and PFAS continue to be detected at contaminated sites, in water, and in our bodies.

ReThink Disposable Program Materials and Publications

June 30, 2016

Learn more about how we can ReThink Disposable!

Kern River Oil Field

Underground Injection: Oil and Gas Wastewater Disposal and Enhanced Recovery

February 18, 2016

The majority of oil and gas wastewater in California is injected underground putting our aquifers at risk.

Oil wells and pipelines - Belridge Oil Field

Protecting California from Oil and Gas

February 3, 2016

An overview on the oil industry in California, and what Clean Water Action is doing to protect our water, our communities, and our health.