global warming

Let's Transition to a Clean Energy Future!

clean energy wind turbinesePipelines, oil trains, fracking, and offshore oil and gas projects are impacting every corner of New Jersey. To fight back, we've formed a powerful new coalition to ensure New Jersey transitions to a clean energy future.

Now, we need your help to urge NJ State Legislators to join us - please contact them today!

Newark Activists Kick Off Effort to Stop Deadly Diesel Pollution From Port Trucks

Moving Forward Network National Week of ActionThis week, we joined the Moving Forward Network's National Week of Action to demand clean air and environmental justice at our ports!

We held a Walking Tour and Truck Count on Thursday, July 30 in the South Ward of Newark, which is surrounded by highways, railroads, trucks, a superfund site, polluting industry and the Port of Newark. Read the Press Release.

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Clean Water Fund's 6th Annual Autumn Auction & Party

It's been a great year for environmental change here in Western Pennsylvania and we've had many hard fought victories. We could not have done it without you!

Come join fellow activists, community leaders, and Clean Water Fund to celebrate as we look back on 2014 and look forward to 2015.

Tell Congress to Protect Communities from Toxic Coal Ash

No community should have to worry about arsenic, lead, hexavalent chromium or other toxic metals poisoning their drinking water because of reckless coal ash dumping.  Yet polluters and their friends in Congress want to make it harder for communities to protect themselves from harmful coal ash pollution. Don't let this happen - act now!

Tell the Climate Commission that Reducing Greenhouse Gases Protects Water

md greenhouse gas exec summaryClimate change is impacting our communities. And the impacts - increased flooding of property and wetlands; reduced biodiversity of plants and animals; and substantial harm to crops and food sources - will only get worse unless we take action. 

The primary cause of climate change is pollution from the burning of fossil fuels - we have to focus on reducing those emissions. Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan was created to reduce climate pollution by 25 percent by the 2020. The Plan will implement some 150 programs and initiatives – learn more here.

The Climate Commission needs to hear what you think of the plan today. RSVP to attend a meeting today.

New England Currents - Summer 2015

New England Currents
summer 2015 edition

New England Wants Clean Energy Now!

New England Wants Clean Energy Now
Communities across New England are fighting for clean energy. Despite a utility-backed push to expand gas pipelines and suppress solar power, states are making progress and building powerful coalitions to fight for a low-carbon, economically just future. Read more

Interns Make Our World Go Round!

Clean Water Action’s internship program provides a great opportunity for young people to learn the skills of environmental organizing while making meaningful change. Here we’ve shared interviews with Ayanna Hampton and Rachel Fricke who joined the Clean Water Action Massachusetts team for their winter/spring semester and a profile of Nicole Harrison from the Rhode Island team. Thank you Ayanna, Rachel and Nicole! Read More

Chesapeake Currents - Summer 2015

Chesapeake Currents
summer 2015 edition

2015 Maryland Legislative Update

Years of clean water victories came under siege in Maryland’s 2015 legislature. Clean Water Action responded with ramped up efforts to educate sixty-eight new legislators and the new Governor, Larry Hogan, about the importance of preserving the state’s legacy of landmark protections for water resources and healthy communities. Read more

 

Pennsylvania Currents - Summer 2015

Pennsylvania Currents
summer 2015 edition

Thousands Ask for Stricter Drilling Rules

This April, the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released changes to its 2014 proposed oil and gas regulation revisions. Though DEPs latest proposals follow tens of thousands of comments from the public, advocates, issue experts and industry and reflect some improvement, Clean Water Action believes further changes are still needed.

For example, DEP would continue to allow open pits for storing gas drilling wastes. While open pits on well sites would now be banned, industry would still be allowed to use huge off-site pits, each serving multiple wells — pits as large as two football fields and holding 15 million gallons of toxic wastewater. Read more

Autumn Toast to a Healthy Environment, Sunday, October 4, 2015

Attend Clean Water Action's 6th annual Autumn Toast to a Healthy Environment on Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 1-4 pm at the Pine Barrens Golf Club* in Jackson, NJ.

Enjoy wine and chocolate tastings and savory hors d'oeuvres while listening to live jazz music on the golf club's beautiful outdoor patio. Celebrate our work to protect New Jersey's water and environment and take a chance at winning some amazing gift items during our charity and silent auction. Download the Autumn Toast Save the Date 2015 (pdf).

Ban Plastic Microbeads in California!

A single tube of facial cleanser or toothpaste can contain 3,500 plastic microbeads, which are used as exfoliants or simply to add color.  These beads  are rinsed down the sink or shower drain and end up being sent to sewage treatment plants that are not designed to remove floating plastics. Approximately 38 tons of plastic microbead pollution are discharged into California’s waterways and the ocean every year.  None of these plastic microbeads break down in water.  Instead they absorb toxic chemicals from waterways, like PCBs and flame retardants, turning these plastic microbeads into tiny little toxic pills.  These particles are then eaten by wildlife and some of the toxic chemicals move up the food chain into seafood that many people consume!

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT NOW!  With a simple click you can send a message to your State Senator, urging them to vote for AB 888 (Bloom) when it comes to the Senate Floor next month.  This bill would ban the use of plastic microbeads in personal care products, while allowing natural alternatives like ground apricot pits, beeswax, and clay.
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