National Publications

Aquifer Exemptions: The Report

Aquifer Exemptions: Sacrificing Groundwater for Oil and Gas Production

January 6, 2015

The Aquifer Exemption program in the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Underground Injection Control (UIC) program allows certain oil and gas and mining activity to occur in groundwater that would otherwise be protected as a drinking water source. 

Putting Drinking Water First #1

Put Drinking Water First: Time to Curb Power Plants' Toxic Pollution

September 15, 2013

Clean Water Action’s analysis of supporting documents for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Proposed Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category confirms that power plant discharges to surface water often include contaminants that experts consider to be “contaminants of concern” when found in drinking water. 

Community Letter -- PFAS Provisions in NDAA for FY 21

September 17, 2020

September 17, 2020

The Honorable Adam Smith -- Chairman, House Armed Services Committee      

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State Fact Sheets -- The Clean Water Scorecard for the 116th Congress

September 10, 2020

Unfortunately, the Clean Water Scorecard for the 116th Congress found that support for common sense protections for our health and water break down along partisan lines.

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The Clean Water Scorecard for the 116th Congress

September 10, 2020

Since the start of the 116th Congress in 2019, the House of Representatives has worked to put people, water, and the environment first while the Senate has prioritized corporate special interests a

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Reuse During Covid Guide

August 25, 2020

ReThink Disposable & Clean Water Action/Clean Water Fund have released a timely guide for restaurants seeking to keep customers safe while at the same time honoring our commitment to the planet.