Putting Drinking Water First

“Putting Drinking Water First” means stopping threats to drinking water where they start.

Clean Water Action is working to win strong water pollution controls  by focusing on public health and drinking water impacts and bringing public health and environmental advocacy into Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) implementation.

EPA Can't Defend its Dirty Water Agenda

“Assistant administrator Ross was perfectly blunt -- the Trump administration is going to continue to pursue its dirty water agenda, come hell or high water. And if Ross, Wheeler, and Trump get their way, the high water may come first."

Americans speak out: No water polluter loophole

"Andrew Wheeler, like Scott Pruitt before him, has never found a safeguard he didn’t want to gut to help former clients and other corporate special interests."

Clean Water Action Applauds AG Nessel’s Withdrawal from WOTUS Lawsuit

"We applaud Attorney General Nessel’s decision to remove Michigan from a lawsuit opposing the Clean Water Rule.  As Michiganders, we recognize our water is precious. We can’t effectively protect the Great Lakes without also protecting the small streams that flow into them and wetlands that buffer them from pollution. Attorney General Nessel’s withdrawal from this dangerous and shortsighted lawsuit is a win for our drinking water and Great Lakes."

 

Stream in a yellow meadow

What's at stake with the Dirty Water Rule

On December 11th, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled its proposal to slash federal clean water safeguards.