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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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Saving Allegheny County Parks from Fracking

August 2, 2022

Now this is what I call a real example of what can happen when we come together and utilize people power for the betterment of our communities and environment! This was a big win for Clean Water Action and an even bigger win for the people and the parks in Allegheny County. 

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We need to talk about the impacts of air pollution.

July 29, 2022

It’s not too late to address this health crisis, learn more about our air quality campaign  here.

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Fighting the Illusion of Ambivalence, One Door at a Time

July 21, 2022

It's a very uplifting and heartening experience to walk away from a house and know that someone cares and is working with us to make our world a better place. Even better, these conversations then turn into real political pressure on elected officials that changes public policy for the better. 

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My journey to affordable energy as a renter

June 30, 2022

Massachusetts is considered one of the leading states in the US regarding energy efficiency.

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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.

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Hi! I’m A Dog Who Wants the Humans at REI to Ban PFAS

May 5, 2022

I am SO EXCITED to meet you! Wait, don’t run away! I’m not dangerous! I want to talk to you about something that IS dangerous: toxic PFAS in my humans’ clothes!

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Clean Water 50 Stories: Luisa Santos

April 25, 2022

In honor of Clean Water Action's 50th birthday, we’re sharing our history and stories of the people who have helped us protect clean water along the way through #CleanWater50Stories.

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4 Things About Taxes & Clean Water

April 8, 2022

Here are 4 tips YOU can use to make your clean water giving smarter, more efficient and more impactful. They could even help you save on your taxes!

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Get Ready for the Bag Ban in New Jersey!

March 30, 2022

Get those reusable bags ready! On May 4th, plastic carryout bags will be banned in New Jersey and if you don’t already bring your own reusable bag to the store, now is the time to start!