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PFAS Chemicals – Protecting Our Drinking Water And Our Health

August 9, 2019

PFAS are a class of human-made chemicals which includes Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances.

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

Harmful Algal Outbreaks and Drinking Water

August 26, 2016

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

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Putting Drinking Water First - the Reports

January 21, 2016

“Act like drinking water matters.” This approach has always been at the core of Clean Water Action’s programs.

Tell REI to phase out PFAS chemicals from its products!

REI members nationwide rally at REI stores this week, following company inaction

September 20, 2022

Spanning 12 cities in 11 states, REI customers will deliver a petition with more than 130,000 signatures demanding action on PFAS “forever chemicals”

Clean Water Action Statement on President Biden Signing of the Inflation Reduction Act

August 16, 2022

Today President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which makes historic investments to combat climate change. A 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 will help ensure we protect future generations from the worst climate impacts.

Clean Water Action Statement on Senate Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

August 8, 2022

In response to the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) in the Senate, Bob Wendelgass, President and CEO of Clean Water Action, released the following statement.