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.

Program

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.

Program

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 and U.S. PIRG

San Diego commits to get the lead out of schools’ drinking water

One of the largest school districts in the country has taken a major step toward getting the lead out of school drinking water.

News Release | Environment America

EPA plan allowing unlined coal ash pits puts drinking water at risk

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule Wednesday that would allow at least some unlined coal ash ponds to continue operating. The proposal is the administration’s fourth rollback of modest rules adopted in 2015 to protect Americans from this toxic residue.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America urges stronger EPA action to get lead out of drinking water

In public comments submitted today, Environment America and 62 other organizations urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to dramatically strengthen its proposed update to the Lead and Copper Rule, which is the federal regulation that is supposed to keep lead out of our drinking water.

Making the Case for Investing in Clean Water

By | John Rumpler
Senior Director, Clean Water for America Campaign and Senior Attorney

What can be said in five minutes of Congressional testimony? John Rumpler, senior attorney and clean water program director for Environment America, testified at a House Appropriations Committee on environmental spending February 6th, urging Congress to dramatically increase federal funding to protect our rivers and bays from sewage overflows and ensure safe drinking water for all Americans.

Resource

Testimony of John Rumpler, Environment America, to House Appropriations Committee -- February 6, 2020

Testimony of John Rumpler, senior attorney and clean water program director for Environment America at a House Appropriations Committee on environmental spending February 6th, urging Congress to dramatically increase federal funding to protect our rivers and bays from sewage overflows and ensure safe drinking water for all Americans.

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