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PFASs Chemicals – Protecting Our Drinking Water And Our Health

August 9, 2019

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

Lake Erie Algal Bloom - August 2015. Photo Credit: NOAA Great Lakes CoastWatch

Harmful Algal Outbreaks and Drinking Water

August 26, 2016

In summer 2014 the residents in and around Toledo, Ohio were told not to drink, cook, or bathe with the water from their faucets.

Manmade canal on a sunny day. Photo credit: nayneung1 / Shutterstock

Putting Drinking Water First - the Reports

January 21, 2016

“Act like drinking water matters.” This approach has always been at the core of Clean Water Action’s programs.

Crater Lake

We need to fully fund the LWCF

December 2, 2019

Congress, it’s time to fully fund LWCF

Toxic Power Plant near a fishing spot - Photo courtesy Pete Harrsion, Waterkeeper Alliance

Trump administration guts water pollution controls for coal plants, putting industry profits before public health

November 4, 2019

Today the Trump administration continued its assault on the Clean Water Act and signed a proposal to weaken effluent limitation guidelines (ELGs) for the power plant industry.

Conservation Groups Challenge Repeal of Clean Water Act Protections in Federal Court

"The only people who support this outrageous repeal are the corporate polluters who stand to benefit from making it easier to contaminate streams or to fill in wetlands, while burdening communities downstream with their pollution," said Jennifer Peters, National Water Programs director for Clean Water Action. "Americans understand the importance of clean water and expect our government officials to do more, not less, to protect it. We're going to fight this scheme, along with the rest of the Trump administration's dirty water agenda."