Michael Kelly - Director of Communications

We won' go backward - protest photo (Women's March on DC Jan 2017). Credit Michael Kelly

This is How We Win

October 18, 2017

We can change the world. We can fight for the things that are right and stop the really bad ideas and the injustices we see. But we have to get involved. We have to do the work. That is what Clean Water Action members are doing. I am gobsmacked by their engagement and their passion.

Waste_Plastic_National_Pile. Photo: Mikadun / Shutterstock

ReThinking our Toxic, Plastic Legacy

August 4, 2017

The world is awash in plastic trash. We've produced more than 9 billion tons of plastic since the middle of the 20th century and most of it lingers in landfills and recycling piles, in our oceans, on our beaches, and in our bodies. It's not going anywhere anytime soon.  It's our toxic legacy.

The Clean Water Rule protects drinking water for 117 million of us

The President is Gutting Clean Water Protections

June 27, 2017

We knew this day was coming. Scott Pruitt has tried to gut protections for clean water for years and President Trump made repealing the Clean Water Rule a regular part of his 2016 campaign stump speeches.

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He Can't Keep Us from Acting on Climate

June 1, 2017

The President can ignore reality all he wants, but he can't stop us from taking action to fight climate change and protect clean water.  We know we can't count on the federal government to protect the future anymore, so we're going to take our fight to the states.

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Be the Boss of Them

April 12, 2017

Make sure your elected officials hear from you about water. - whether they are home during a "home work period" or in DC. Make sure they know that you expect them to join you to protect clean water. Make sure they know who they work for - you.

Methane Flares in the Bakken Oil Fields. Credit NASA

EPA Thinks If It Ignores It, Maybe Methane Pollution Will Just Go Away

March 8, 2017

Methane is a climate change steroid. It is 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide in the near term.  It's polluting our air and making communities sick.

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Show up

February 20, 2017

It's easy to ignore an email, delete a voicemail, or hang up the phone. It's a lot harder for elected officials to ignore you when you are standing in front of them.

Send a message to the Senate about Scott Pruitt

A Swing and a Miss on Pruitt

February 17, 2017

Republicans in the Senate had an opportunity to protect clean water and safeguard public health by rejecting Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator. They didn't take it.

Marchers with CApitol in background during the Women's March on Washington. Credit: Michael Kelly

It's Not American Carnage, It's American Promise

January 23, 2017

On Saturday that hunger met the streets where we found hope and inspiration in each other. We came together in Washington and New York and Oakland and Austin and Chicago and Fairbanks and Nashville and Cleveland and hundreds of cities and towns to march toward a just future. It was the biggest mass demonstration in U.S. history. It was beautiful.

Here's the thing: It wasn't a march, it was an occupation. And it wasn't one day, it was day one.

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A Love Letter to Fossil Fuels from President Trump

January 20, 2017

On the same day that the Trump Administration scrubbed all mention of climate change and climate action from WhiteHouse.gov, it published what my colleague Lynn calls a "love letter to fossil fuels".