National News

Clean Water Action: New Reporting Reveals the Oil Industry Still Injecting into Protected Groundwater in California

August 20, 2019

“It’s unacceptable that oil companies are still injecting toxic wastewater into potential drinking water sources, in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Despite significant progress by state agencies in recent years to improve California’s Underground Injection Control program, the oil and gas industry still has far too much influence. State regulators need to stand up to fossil fuel interests and take more aggressive action to protect our water."

Clean Water Action Applauds Senator Booker and Congressman Ruiz for Prioritizing Frontline Communities with the Environmental Justice Act

July 24, 2019

Clean Water Action today applauded Senator Cory Booker and Congressman Raul Ruiz for reintroducing the Environmental Justice Act. 

Governor Inslee’s Statement on Line 5 Shows Bold Leadership on Climate

July 10, 2019

The following statement can be attributed to Sean McBrearty, Michigan Program Organizer, Clean Water Action:

Clean Water Action applauds House Members who voted to fund vital programs that protect our water and our health

June 26, 2019

Over the last two weeks, the US House of Representatives has passed two spending bills that fund several federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which received increased funding. Clean Water Action released the following statement:

More than 72,000 comments opposed to the Dirty Water Rule!

The President Can’t Miss This: Clean Water Action delivers more than 72,000 comments to EPA

April 15, 2019

"EPA will try ignore this, but it can’t. The public doesn’t support its dangerous scheme to fundamentally change the Clean Water Act. Despite limiting comment on the most aggressive attack on protections for clean water since the Clean Water Act was passed in 1972 to a paltry 60 days, Americans are unified in opposition to the Dirty Water Rule."

Federal Appeals Court Orders EPA to Strengthen Rule on Toxic Power Plant Wastewater

“In light of this decision, the Trump administration should immediately abandon efforts to weaken these vital safeguards at the behest of industry,” said Jennifer Peters, Water Programs Director at Clean Water Action. “Coal plants are the top polluters of toxic waste into our nation’s waters—including drinking water sources—and it’s long past time they stopped putting our health and environment in jeopardy in order to maximize their own profits.”