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PFASs Chemicals – Protecting Our Drinking Water And Our Health

August 9, 2018

PFASs are a class of human-made chemicals which includes Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances These chemicals are very long-lived, which means that they remain in the environment and in humans and wildlife for a very long time. Two of these chemicals, PFOA and PFOS are relatively well known, and manufacturers have voluntarily stopped producing them. However, PFOA and PFAS continue to be detected at contaminated sites, in water, and in our bodies.

Extreme Weather Highlights Urgent Need for Energy Infrastructure Updates Across Midwest

January 31, 2019

Recent IPCC and federal studies are clear: we have to act now. Bold decisions are needed to decarbonize power girds and invest in renewable energy sources to . The polar vortex and deep freeze across the Midwest is another reminder that we need strong local and state leadership to fill the vacuum created by a federal pull back on action on climate.

 

Clean Water Action celebrates the Clean Water Act and the legacy of its founder, David Zwick, recommits to the fight to protect clean water

October 18, 2018

Today is a day to celebrate David Zwick and the Clean Water Act, and recommit to cleaner water and healthy communities.

 

3M should continue to pay for pollution damage

August 22, 2017

Recent updates to safety levels for Minnesota water contaminated with perfluorochemicals (PFCs ) has triggered new state actions to provide safe drinking water.  These actions include the provision

Grassroots Management Trainee

October 5, 2016

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

Community Organizer - Field

September 26, 2016

Clean Water Action is currently hiring field staff and interns to work on local grassroots campaigns to protect the health, economy, environment and livelihood of communities.