Press Releases

August 15, 2017

“It is unconscionable and absolutely absurd for Scott Pruitt to try to make it easier for coal plants to dump deadly toxics and other harmful chemicals directly into our rivers and lakes, including those used for drinking water, fishing, and swimming,”

August 2, 2017

New Report: Enhanced oil recovery threatens drinking water.

Regulators lack the resources and data to oversee an estimated 60% of U.S. oil production.

Washington, D.C. - According to a study released today by Clean Water Action, federal and state agencies tasked with monitoring the oil industry do not have the data, resources and regulations needed to adequately protect water from risks associated with enhanced oil recovery (EOR) practices, which account for an estimated 60% of crude oil production.

"This will force drinking water utilities and their consumers to continue to foot the bill for removing this pollution from drinking water supplies."

July 26, 2017

"Republicans in Congress and Scott Pruitt know how unpopular – not to mention legally and scientifically indefensible, it is to gut protections for clean water. So they are trying to change the rules to cut the public out of the process so the Trump administration can weaken protections for drinking water, rivers, streams and wetlands."

July 25, 2017

"Today’s vote by the Senate, to proceed to debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act, adds insult to injury by setting up a scenario where 20 to 32 million Americans may be stripped of their healthcare at the same time as environment health safeguards are being rolled back."

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July 24, 2017

Groups bring petitions to doorsteps of four state governors and Army Corps in Week of Speaking Out July 24 through 28

July 18, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Sacramento, CA, July 18, 2017) — Today the State Water Resources Control Board voted to create a new legal limit, or maximum contaminant level (MCL), on 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (TCP), a man-made, carcinogenic drinking water contaminant found across the state. The standard was set at the legal detection limit, the lowest level at which TCP can be detected in drinking water based on current technology, which is five parts per trillion (ppt).

July 18, 2017

"Following Trump’s lead, House Republicans are slashing key programs we rely on for clean water and healthy air."

July 12, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today the Energy and Water Subcommittee and the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee are considering budget proposals with deep cuts to critical environmental programs, and ideological policy riders that would gut clean water and other health and safety protections.

Clean Water Action President and CEO Bob Wendelgass released the following statement:

Zero Emission Now!
June 29, 2017

The Coalition for Healthy Ports (CHP) demands reinstatement of the Port Authority of NY & NJ’S (PANYNJ) dirty truck ban originally planned to go into effect in January 2017 to significantly reduce diesel emissions and corresponding adverse health impacts as the port continues to grow.