Program

Get the Lead Out

Our children need safe drinking water — especially at school where they go to learn and play each day. Unfortunately, lead is contaminating drinking water at schools and pre-schools across the country. That’s why we’re working to Get the Lead Out.

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Clean Water for America

When it comes to our streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands, they all deserve protection. Period. That's why we're working to defend the Clean Water Act. With your support, we're urging senators to vote against any attempts to roll back the Clean Water Rule, which ensures the protection of more than 2 million miles of rivers and streams and the drinking water sources for one in three Americans.

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It's time to reveal America's next top polluter ...

Who is America’s next top polluter? It’s not who you might think. Research shows that today one of the biggest threats to our water is how big corporations are running—and ruining—many of America’s farms.

News Release | Environment Illinois

Carbondale Votes Unanimously to Support Statewide Fracking Moratorium

Carbondale, IL—In a unanimous decision, the Carbondale City Council passed a resolution calling on the Illinois General Assembly to “enact a moratorium on high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing until such time as the health and environmental concerns of the people of Illinois are addressed”. In this decision, Carbondale joins the Illinois towns of Carlyle, Anna and Alto Pass and Union and Jackson Counties in taking action supporting a moratorium, becoming the largest city yet to do so.

Result

We're restoring Clean Water Act protections.

More than 800,000 Americans called on the Environmental Protection Agency to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act. And in May, they answered by finalizing a rule to restore protections to the more than 20 million acres of wetlands, 60% of streams, and drinking water for 117 million Americans. 

News Release | Environment America

Congress announces deal on “clean” Farm Bill

Today, after months of negotiation, the U.S. House and Senate released details of a deal they reached last week on the Farm Bill. The new, reconciled Farm Bill more closely resembles the bipartisan bill that passed the Senate in June, free from the anti-environmental provisions included in the House bill. Bart Johnsen-Harris, clean water advocate for Environment America, issued the following statement:

News Release | Environment America

EPA “Dirty Water Rule” would drastically roll back pollution safeguards

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveils its proposed replacement for the Clean Water Rule. The new rule would drastically roll back Clean Water Act protections from vast networks of streams and wetlands across the country.

News Release | Environment America

Details leak on EPA plan to roll back federal clean water protections

Today, details leaked about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed replacement for the Clean Water Rule. The new “Dirty Water Rule” would replace the landmark 2015 environmental protection regulation, jeopardizing sources of drinking water for one in three Americans that the Clean Water Rule protected.

Victories for clean water are rare in Washington, D.C., these days, so this is one to savor.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Time to “Get the Lead Out” of water across the United States

Health experts estimate that 24 million children are at risk of losing IQ points from even low levels of lead exposure. After widespread lead contamination was found in schools’ drinking water, Environment America Research & Policy Center released a new toolkit to help “Get the Lead Out.” The information in this toolkit can help parents, teachers and schools protect students  during the Centers for Disease Control’s “National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week” and throughout the year.

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