National News

Bernhardt Hearing Commences Inside Dirksen, While His Alias ‘Swamp Creature” Makes An Appearance Outside

March 27, 2019

(Washington, D.C.)-- Despite being a former oil and gas lobbyist with extensive conflicts of interests acting Secreta

Clean Water Action Joins NRDC and Other Partners Sue EPA Over Decades-Long Failure to Protect Communities from Most Dangerous Chemical Spills

March 21, 2019

“Congress required EPA to develop regulations to address hazardous substance spills and leaks into water nearly 30 years ago. The agency's failure to act ignores Congress' intent and puts drinking water sources and communities at risk,” said Lynn Thorp, Clean Water Action’s National Campaigns Director

New Report Raises Questions About Colorado Oil and Gas Injection Wells and Threat to Drinking Water Sources

March 20, 2019

“Turning over aquifers to fossil fuel companies for injection should only be done with the most extreme caution - if at all. Colorado regulators do not even keep a list of which aquifers have been handed over to the industry, and EPA’s list is full of holes,” said report author, Andrew Grinberg.

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

March 15, 2019

"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."

 

This dirty budget is not the path to a 'Better America'

March 11, 2019

"We don’t get to a better America by gutting funds for the agencies charged with protecting our water, air, and health. Reducing EPA’s budget by nearly $3 billion will stymie the agency, leaving communities to fend for themselves."

Clean Water Action on Andrew Wheeler's Confirmation

February 28, 2019

Washington, D.C. -- Today the Senate voted to confirm Andrew Wheeler’s nomination as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.