National Blog Posts

Illustartion - Green valley. credit: Tetiana Dziubanovska / Shutterstocl

Reflections on Earth Day

April 22, 2016

The first Earth Day helped drag us kicking and screaming into realizing that we were destroying this planet that sustains us.  Still, too many people think of “the Earth” as an esoteric concern.

US Map with Aquifer Exemptions plotted

Challenging Oil and Gas Industry Practice of Legally Polluting Sources of Drinking Water

March 25, 2016

On March 23, we sent a legal petition to EPA requesting the Agency revoke or amend its rules governing Aquifer Exemptions.

Three glasses of water on a table. Photo credit:  bunyarit / Shutterstock

Activity on Lead in Water and Drinking Water Investment and Innovation

March 2, 2016

Increased oversight of state programs is essential in light of public concern in the wake of events in Flint, Michigan.

"Pure Michigan" sign. Photo credit: Katherine Welles / Shutterstock

Putting Drinking Water First - Back to Basics

January 20, 2016

Our approach to drinking water protection - “Putting Drinking Water First” - feels light years away from the crisis in Flint, with seemingly nothing to offer based on what we have learned about the causes of this situation.

Kern River Oil Field in California. Photo credit: Andrew Grinberg / Clean Water Action

Our Latest Trip Around the Sun: A 2015 Collection of Articles and Insights

January 3, 2016

Highlights from some of Clean Water's favorite insights and developments this year in the world of oil and gas, drinking water protection and climate change.

Non-potable water on an oil field. Photo credit: Andrew Grinberg / Clean Water Action

Scientists Agree EPA’s Study on Fracking and Drinking Water Needs Revision

December 18, 2015

EPA’s multi-year multimillion-dollar study of the impacts of fracking on drinking water on resources is important and will inform the debate around expanded oil and gas development for years to come.