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Missouri Coalition for the Environment successfully sues polluter Worlds of Fun

We would like to congratulate our member, the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, for their successful lawsuit against the amusement park, Worlds of Fun. Worlds of Fun repeatedly violated the Clean Water Act by discharging illegal levels of pollutants such as chlorine, copper, oil, grease, and total suspended solids into the Missouri River and its tributary, Shoal Creek. […]

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Shenandoah Riverkeeper limits pollution of the Massanutten Sewage Treatment Plant

We’re writing to share the success of the Shenandoah Riverkeeper, one of our network members. In the past, the undersized Massanutten Sewage Treatment Plant purchased nitrogen and phosphorous “credits” when it could not handle the volume of wastewater from a ski resort in Virginia. The credits allowed the plant to discharge excess nutrients to the […]

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Western Reserve Land Conservancy doubles the size of the Hach-Otis Sanctuary

These days, it seems like all we hear about is how there are so many threats to our environment and not enough action to address them. To remind you that CLEAN WATER NETWORK members are making progress to protect their local watersheds all across the country, we’re sharing an impressive victory from the Western Reserve […]

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Black River Warriorkeeper and others appealed to court to hold EPA accountable

We would like to share with you how one of our members, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, along with six other conservation groups, appealed to court in an effort to hold the EPA accountable in its duty to ensure that states are complying with clean water regulations. In 2010, the same petitioners sent the EPA a list […]

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Supreme Court won’t pause Obama water rule case

The Supreme Court will not pause a case concerning the Obama administration’s Clean Water Rule in a rebuke to the Trump administration. The justices’ decision came on Monday with no explanation. The White House opposes the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers’ rule and asked the court to hold off on the […]

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Trump signed WOTUS order

By Annie Snider and Jenny Hopkinson, POLITICO ProPresident Trump signed an executive order on February 28th, beginning the process of unwinding the Obama administration’s controversial Waters of the U.S. rule, according to an agricultural industry source. Trump vowed during the campaign to eliminate “some of our most intrusive regulations, like the Waters of the U.S. rule,” […]

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Scott Pruitt nominated and confirmed for position of Administrator of EPA

President Donald Trump nominated the Attorney General of Oklahoma, Scott Pruitt, as the new Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  He was confirmed by the Senate 52 to 46. But Scott Pruitt is bad for our water. Americans overwhelmingly support clean water. Scott Pruitt supports polluters. In November, Americans did not vote to rollback […]

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Get the Lead Out

On February 15th, 2017, our friends at Environment America launched a new campaign to “Get the Lead Out,” calling on all states to get lead out of drinking water in schools to protect kids’ health. You can read more about the issue in their new report below. If you’re interested in this issue and would […]

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Washington, D.C. Fly In March 20th and 21st

With the election of Donald Trump as President, we know we’ll need to defend the Clean Water Act against attacks. Americans didn’t vote for more pollution in their water, no matter how they voted in the election. So we’ll need to come together to fight rollbacks to our bedrock clean water laws. We’ll need to […]

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The Basics of Field Organizing

To stand up to big, powerful polluters and special interests, we need strong grassroots power.  And to successfully build that power, you need to be strategic about how you run your campaign. This is a training manual written for Clean Water Network members that covers the basic principles of developing a field plan for your […]