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PFAS-Containing Firefighting Foams

December 19, 2019

In September 2020, Clean Water Action and its allies won a major victory in our effort to stop the flow of PFAS chemicals into the environment.  SB 1044 (Allen), a bill we co-sponsored, was signed

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PFAS Chemicals – Protecting Our Drinking Water And Our Health

August 9, 2019

PFAS are a class of human-made chemicals which includes Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances.

trash on a beach

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. 

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.