News & Updates

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.

February 23, 2017

Looking for ways to get involved to protect clean water and public health? Volunteer!

October 5, 2016

Our Grassroots Management Trainee positions are open to those who want to develop into Field Managers and Canvass Directors.

September 26, 2016

Clean Water Action is currently hiring field community organizers to work on local grassroots campaigns to protect the health, economy, environment and livelihood of communities. We are looking to add to our current staff of committed, professional, and highly skilled activists to act as front line ambassadors in the communities that we serve.

September 21, 2016

Phone canvass positions are part time, providing flexible scheduling for students, parents, and those with day jobs. You'll contact Clean Water Action members by phone with updates, calls-to-action, membership renewals, special appeals and thank-you messages.

Xeriscape in Texas, photo: David Foster
April 6, 2016

Learn More About the Texas Water Crisis, State Law, and Drought Resistant Landscaping

Would you like to save water, save money, and still have a beautiful yard? Would you like to help your community and our state save water for wildlife and for future generations of Texans?

Clean Energy Wind Turbine Sun
March 18, 2016

Connecticut has a great way to connect skilled volunteers and residents to local energy planning and policy efforts: the Clean Energy Task Force. There are more than 60 task forces across the state.

Cleaning Products, photo: istock alexdans
January 20, 2016

Do you wonder if the chemicals used in your laundry detergent, cleaners and other household products are safe?

January 19, 2016

Boston’s recycling rate has risen from abysmal levels in recent years, but still lags far behind the national average. Boston incinerates 80% of its residential waste and pays tens of millions annually for the privilege.

Xeriscape in Texas, photo: Bob Beyer
December 28, 2015

“Xeriscape” simply means landscaping with plants that do well in the local climate without requiring much, if any, additional water beyond normal rainfall. Use the resources on this site to transform your yard and your community’s landscape to protect our water resources.