Clean Water Act

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Celebrating 50 Years of Protecting Clean Water

October 13, 2022

We’re doing a happy dance! Next week, we are celebrating our 50th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act - which our founder, the late David Zwick, helped to craft and pass in 1972. 

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Examining Section 401 of the Clean Water Act

August 11, 2022

Clean Water Action is celebrating our 50th birthday this year and the anniversary of the Clean Water Act which our founder, the late David Zwick, helped to craft and pass in 1972. For 50 years, the Clean Water Act – our nation’s bedrock environmental law – has helped prevent water pollution and protect the health and safety of waterways across the country. 

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Public Participation for Pollution Protection

May 13, 2022

This year, we’re celebrating Clean Water Action’s 50th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act - our nation’s bedrock environmental law passed in 1972 with the help of our founder David Zwick. This law ensures that our rivers, streams, lakes and other surface waters are protected.

Reject the Dirty Water Rule

Trump’s polluter handout threatens your right to clean water – comment by April 15th!

April 12, 2019

On April 10th, Trump issued an Executive Order that limits states’ ability to protect their own water resources from harmful pipelines and other dirty energy projects.

Belridge oil field. Credit Sarah Craig

The Dirty Water Rule would mean more oil and gas wastewater in rivers and streams.

March 28, 2019

New analysis finds big impacts in oil producing states