Strengthening Clean Water Protections

Clean Water is working to protect clean water and restore safeguards for our nation's wetlands and streams that feed our drinking water sources, filter pollution and protect communities from flooding.

Lake Erie Algal Bloom - August 2015. Photo Credit: NOAA Great Lakes CoastWatch

Harmful Algal Outbreaks and Drinking Water

In summer 2014 the residents in and around Toledo, Ohio were told not to drink, cook, or bathe with the water from their faucets.

Wetlands

Putting Drinking Water First: Restoring Clean Water Act Protections to Streams and Wetlands

Clean Water Action’s Putting Drinking Water First approach means making drinking water impacts a primary consideration when developing regulations and other programs involving upstream activities that could negatively impact downstream drinking water sources. The EPA/Corps Clean Water Rule better protects tributaries that impact the health of downstream waters, include drinking water sources: The Clean Water Rule has concrete implications for source water protection and for drinking water quality.

39 Diverse Groups Launch Coalition For Clean Energy and Healthy Communities

"Congress must act now to help the most impacted communities - disproportionately Black and other communities of color, recover and get back to work. The legislative response to Covid-19 needs to move us toward a just and sustainable future. Rebuilding from this pandemic must include an investment in infrastructure needed to ensure clean water for all, acting on climate by building resilient communities, supporting public transit, and making rapid investments in clean energy."

An Inappropriate Nomination: The Senate Should Reject Andrew Wheeler as EPA Administrator

“It’s outrageous that the President thinks it is appropriate to formally nominate Andrew Wheeler to lead EPA while the agency is shut down because of the President’s radical demand for an unnecessary and ecologically destructive border wall."