Clean water is the foundation for healthy & prosperous communities. While our nation has made significant progress since the 1970’s in cleaning up many of our rivers, bays and other vital water resources, we still face significant water quality and quantity challenges. Drinking water sources are threatened by pollution and overconsumption, and some of these threats are made worse by climate change.
"This is a reckless and dangerous budget. It's also completely unsurprising. President Trump has made his priorities perfectly clear - he will put polluters first at all costs."
This is an assault on the commonsense protections Americans rely on to keep our water drinkable and our air breathable.
We don't get clean water by gutting protections for streams and wetlands and we won't protect public health by ignoring science.
—This is a guest blog by Genevieve Abedon of Californians Against Waste
Going to Standing Rock to fight for Native rights, land and water, and against the outdated oil and gas industry has been one of the most inspiring experiences of my life. I was at Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota for most of Thanksgiving week.
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The first Earth Day helped drag us kicking and screaming into realizing that we were destroying this planet that sustains us. Still, too many people think of “the Earth” as an esoteric concern.