National Blog Posts

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Buy. More. Stuff. (Actually don't) - Sustainable Shopping Tips

November 21, 2017

Some of this weekend’s "bargains" will end up in a landfill or incinerator when they break or become obsolete, maybe as soon as a few months from now. Many of our purchases can have other big environmental and social impacts, too. They can be over-packaged and non-recyclable, and offshore or irresponsible manufacturing can pollute air, land and water and endanger workers’ health and the communities where they operate.

Thank you for all you do for clean water

We Just Want to Say Thank You

November 21, 2017

Clean Water members and activists were one of the bright spots of 2017. Throughout the year member and activists like you sent messages, mailed letters, signed postcards, and made phone calls. You attended rallies and town hall events. You got involved and you spoke loud and clear. 

Illustartion - Green valley. credit: Tetiana Dziubanovska / Shutterstocl

Reflections on Earth Day

April 22, 2016

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.

US Map with Aquifer Exemptions plotted

Challenging Oil and Gas Industry Practice of Legally Polluting Sources of Drinking Water

March 25, 2016

On March 23, we sent a legal petition to EPA requesting the Agency revoke or amend its rules governing Aquifer Exemptions.

Three glasses of water on a table. Photo credit:  bunyarit / Shutterstock

Activity on Lead in Water and Drinking Water Investment and Innovation

March 2, 2016

Increased oversight of state programs is essential in light of public concern in the wake of events in Flint, Michigan.

"Pure Michigan" sign. Photo credit: Katherine Welles / Shutterstock

Putting Drinking Water First - Back to Basics

January 20, 2016

Our approach to drinking water protection - “Putting Drinking Water First” - feels light years away from the crisis in Flint, with seemingly nothing to offer based on what we have learned about the causes of this situation.