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This Dow Chemical facility in Freeport, TX released toxic substances to a local waterway in 2020.
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Wasting Our Waterways

Polluters poured nearly 200 million pounds of toxic substances into U.S. waterways in 2020. We must strengthen Clean Water Act protections and reduce toxics use.

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Lead in schools’ water
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Clean water

Lead in schools’ water

Test results now show that lead is even contaminating drinking water in schools and preschools — flowing from thousands of fountains and faucets where our kids drink water every day.

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What to do if you suspect a gas pipeline leak

Fossil fuel pollution

What to do if you suspect a gas pipeline leak

Methane gas—marketed as “natural” gas—has heated homes of many Americans for over a century and, for just as long, has been prone to leaks, putting communities and the environment in danger. When it leaks, methane gas can do significant damage, especially when it catches fire or explodes.  This guide will explain the warning signs and how to keep your family safe if you suspect a gas pipeline leak in your community. 

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Methane Gas Leaks

Fossil fuel pollution

Methane Gas Leaks

Methane gas (marketed as “natural gas”) has heated the homes of many Americans for over a century – and for over a century, it has been prone to leaks, putting communities and the environment in danger. With growing awareness of the impact of methane leaks on the climate, and with growing availability of safer alternatives, it is clear that gas has no place in a modern clean energy network.

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