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To keep swimmers safe, communities across the country have undertaken efforts to tackle pollution at beaches. Community efforts to reduce pollution have included investing in...

Aug 21, 2020 Blog Post

Yesterday we released the 2020 edition of our report Safe for Swimming? , which finds that, all too often, there are unsafe levels of pollution...

Jul 24, 2020 Blog Post
Pollution at Our Beaches and How to Prevent It

The Clean Water Act, adopted in 1972, set the goal of making all of our waterways safe for swimming. Nearly a half-century later, Americans visiting...

Jul 22, 2020 Report

Over the last four months, while the COVID pandemic has occupied the forefront of the American public’s consciousness, the Trump administration has indefinitely suspended a...

Jul 9, 2020 Blog Post

In the face of climate change and the potential for recurring, devastating drought, California needs to rethink agriculture - including how, where, and which crops...

Nov 26, 2019 Blog Post

A note to readers regarding corrections to our recently released report, Safe for Swimming? Water Quality at our Beaches.

Aug 2, 2019 Blog Post
Water Quality at Our Beaches

Americans should be able to expect that water at our beaches is clean and safe for swimming. In fact, that was a key goal when...

Jul 23, 2019 Report

Too often, infrastructure policy seems to be driven by short-term priorities – getting projects underway, creating jobs, or squeezing out another couple decimal points of...

May 15, 2019 Blog Post

Late last year, I took a trip with a friend to watch the demolition of the retired Mt. Tom coal-fired power plant in Holyoke, Massachusetts....

Feb 8, 2019 Blog Post
Toxic Threats to Our Rivers, Lakes, and Streams

Our lakes, rivers, streams and creeks provide us with water to drink, give character to our most beautiful natural places, and give us places to...

Feb 7, 2019 Report

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