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While the Clean Water Act has done a great deal to restore our waterways, there is still a lot left to do to fully implement the act at the state and local level. Additionally, challenges like climate change were not envisioned when the law was created, and Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities are unjustly burdened by pollution and largely left out of the success stories. Let’s work together for better clean water laws for our communities. The CWA50 campaign is working on the state and local levels to improve the implementation of the Clean Water Act. Our advocacy priorities include:

  • Ensure environmental justice and public empowerment
  • Plan for climate impacts to waterways
  • Demand corporate accountability for toxics and waste in water
  • Promote strong enforcement of environmental laws
  • Invest in healthy waterways, ecosystems, and sustainable local economies

Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s policy priorities for the 2022 Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania legislative sessions focus on enforcement, climate, equity and justice, public access, participation and notification, and sustainable local agriculture. Our overarching priority is strengthening states’ implementation and enforcement of the federal Clean Water Act. As bills move through the general assemblies, we will share opportunities for you to take action. Follow our social media and sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date.

Press Release: Maryland Legislature Passes Bills Strengthening Clean Water Protections and Ensuring Equity

Press Release: Maryland Legislature Passes Bills Strengthening Clean Water Protections and Ensuring Equity

Three bills improve the state’s regulation, enforcement, and public notice under the Clean Water Act (Takoma Park, MD) – In a…

Act Now to Stop Water Pollution Violations in Maryland!

Act Now to Stop Water Pollution Violations in Maryland!

Maryland has hundreds of facilities currently polluting our local waterways, endangering public health, local economies and our drinking water. The…

Take Action to Support Funding for Clean Water in Virginia

Take Action to Support Funding for Clean Water in Virginia

A James River Association action alert: At James River Association we’re committed to securing clean water and a bright future…

Take Action to Restore Patuxent Riverkeeper to the Patuxent River Commission

Take Action to Restore Patuxent Riverkeeper to the Patuxent River Commission

Take action today to ask your legislators to reinstate environmental and community advocates to the Patuxent River Commission. SB367 & HB716 sponsored by Sen.…

Take Action to Stop Toxic PFAS in Maryland!

Take Action to Stop Toxic PFAS in Maryland!

People across the state and country are exposed to PFAS chemicals in consumer products, food and food packaging, and drinking…

Ensure All Marylanders Have Safe Drinking Water

Ensure All Marylanders Have Safe Drinking Water

The Safe Drinking Water Act is the primary federal law governing the health of the nation’s drinking water, but its…

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