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March 30, 2021

Recommended Practices and Products to Minimize Exposure to Harmful Chemicals  

September 25, 2020

Group Points to Pendley’s Illegal Tenure as Acting BLM Director, Opposition to Public Lands, Ties to Big Oil & Gas, Racism, As Reasons to Give Pendley the Pink Slip

Starting today, a new online ad buy from Clean Water Fund, a leading environmental advocacy group, will target US Senators with messages demanding that they call for the immediate firing of acting Bureau of Land Management director, William Perry Pendley. 

July 7, 2020

Your septic system is likely the most expensive appliance in your house, but are you taking care of it? Flushing the wrong things down the pipes, not sticking to a schedule of regular maintenance, and treating your drain field poorly are common reasons why a septic system fails prematurely. Fixing or replacing a failed or failing septic system is expensive, and while it is failed it is releasing untreated waste into nearby waterways or into your yard! 

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April 15, 2020

Learn about flame retardants, chemicals that are added to everyday products such as highchairs, car seats, nursing pads, upholstered furniture, carpet pads, nap mats, strollers, electronics (including toys) and many more common household products. Many flame retardants are hazardous to our health. Over time flame retardants escape from the products they are used in and get into the air and dust around us. 

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April 14, 2020

Learn more about PFAS, a class of chemicals used to make products grease proof, water-proof, stick-proof, and stain-resistant. 

Eckert Power Plant, Lansing
December 19, 2019

Proposed Rule Would Allow Coal Utilities to Continue to Use Old, Ineffective Pollution Treatment

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March 27, 2019

As a founding member of the Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative, Clean Water is committed to working with communities to get lead service lines out of the ground and away from our drinking water!

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December 20, 2018

In January 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized it's Navigable Waters Protection Rule (AKA "The Dirty Water Rule") to slash federal clean water safeguards. Trump’s Dirty Water Rule is a radical reinterpretation of the Clean Water Act that would eliminate protections for rain-dependent streams, which feed drinking water sources for millions of people. And it would put at risk more than half of our nation’s wetlands, which filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

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April 10, 2018

Residents interested in becoming Green Ambassadors can reach out for in-home “walk-throughs” where Clean Water Fund will assist them in identifying possible lead sources in their own homes so they may learn to do the same for their neighbors.

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April 25, 2017

Clean Water Action’s Putting Drinking Water First approach means making drinking water impacts a primary consideration when developing regulations and other programs involving upstream activities that could negatively impact downstream drinking water sources. The EPA/Corps Clean Water Rule better protects tributaries that impact the health of downstream waters, include drinking water sources: The Clean Water Rule has concrete implications for source water protection and for drinking water quality.