Urge NJ Legislators to Override Christie's Veto of Fracking Waste Ban Bill

fracking rally smallIn May, the a fracking waste ban bill (S1041) was sent to Governor Christie's desk by the Legislature.

However, the Governor put protecting the interests of polluters first and vetoed the bill.

Clean Water Action's 2014 Annual Benefit

Clean Water Action Massachusetts' 20th annual benefit is coming up! Please join us to celebrate...

MA logo with leavesDate: Saturday, September 20th, 2014
Time: 3:00—5:00PM
Place: Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Rd, Framingham, MA 01701
See map: Google Maps

Tickets, Advertisements, and Sponsorships 

Come wander through botanic gardens and wooded valleys, choose from a buffet of tasty vegetarian treats and celebrate a year of hard work for the environment!

Place your own advertisement while supporting Clean Water Action! This year, get more for your money by placing an ad in the progam book along with your sponsorship.

Frederick County Incinerator in Trouble

Remaining engaged and supporting our members and allies for the long haul is what Clean Water has done for many years. When we do this and match corporate dollars with people power we are always successful. Here’s another example of that.

Our campaign to stop Frederick County from building an incinerator to burn 1400 tons of trash a day at a price tag of $500 million to citizens has been going on for a decade now. Over the years our opponents have been many; pro-burn advocates; county commissioners; incinerator builders and operators like Wheelabrator Inc., the Northeast Waste Development Authority; even the Governor O’Malley, who supports burning trash as renewable energy. But we built an equally strong coalition of local residents and organizations like; Zero Waste Carroll County, Frederick County No Incineration Alliance, Sierra Club Catoctin Group, The Potomac Riverkeeper and Monocacy National Battlefield Park. Then the we were joined by other environmental colleagues like, Community Resources, Energy Justice Network, Institute for Local Self Reliance, Environmental Integrity Project, CCAN.

One Step Closer to Protecting All Water

A long overdue proposal to protect most streams and wetlands, released by the Obama administration in March 2014, will ensure that the drinking water for nearly one third of all Americans is no longer at risk of pollution.  Make sure your voice is heard today! President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency need to know that you want to protect our water!

Click here to speak your mind and submit a comment to EPA now.

It’s pretty simple - all water is connected. Even kids understand that. The health of our rivers, lakes, and bays depend on the streams and wetlands that flow into them. The health of our nation’s rivers, lakes, and bays depends on the network of small streams and wetlands that flow into them.  Tell EPA and the Army Corps that you support the proposal to #ProtectCleanWater today.

Clean Water Action Statement on Senate Hearing on Drinking Water Supplies and the WV Spill

Clean Water Action Statement on the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife entitled, "Examination of the Safety and Security of Drinking Water Supplies Following the Central West Virginia Drinking Water Crisis."

Washington DC -- Clean Water Action welcomes today's hearing and its focus on protecting drinking water sources. "Elected officials need to make protection of drinking water sources the primary consideration in decisions about facility siting, permitting and oversight," said Clean Water Action National Campaigns Director Lynn Thorp.

Published On: 
02/04/2014 - 14:00

Californian's Speak Out on Fracking

Tuesday, January 14th marked the end of California's 60 day public comment period on proposed fracking regulations. Over the last two months Clean Water Action members and supporters have spoken, submitting thousands of comments calling for a halt to fracking in California. Residents across the state have turned out in record numbers to voice their concerns, packing public hearing rooms from Oakland to Santa Maria to Bakersfield to Long Beach to Sacramento to Long Beach. Clearly, the public has something to say about fracking, and clearly Californians don't want it happening in our state.

Read our comments on the proposed rules here and our letter to Governor Brown calling for a moratorium here.

Clean Water Action Endorses Brigid Shea for Travis County Commissioner, Precinct 2

Clean Water Action has announced that it is endorsing long-time environmental champion Brigid Shea for Travis County Commissioner, Precinct 2. Clean Water Action is one of Texas' leading grass-roots environmental organizations with over 25,000 members in Travis County.

“It is difficult to imagine a more qualified candidate than Brigid for this position,” said David Foster, State Director for Clean Water Action. “She brings a wealth of expertise, a proven record of building consensus among diverse stakeholders, and a genuine passion to protect our environment and quality of life. We need energetic leadership on the Commissioners Court, and that's why we are endorsing Brigid Shea.”

Published On: 
12/06/2013 - 09:08

Your Xeriscape Headquarters

Welcome to the Clean Water's Xeriscape Headquarters for Texas

Please use the resources on this site to transform your yard and your community’s landscape to protect our water resources.

Xeriscaping: About the term

“Xeriscape” simply means landscaping with plants that do well in the local climate without requiring much, if any, additional water beyond normal rainfall. This can encompass a wide variety of plant options. It is important to note that xeriscaping does NOT mean landscaping with rocks and cacti alone.

2014 Eastern Pennsylvania Celebration

Boat House Row.jpgPlease join us at The Fairmount Rowing Association boathouse for our annual fundraising event to support Clean Water Fund's work to protect our water, our health and our future.

Get your tickets or learn more about sponsorship here!

This year, we have many wonderful items for auction including, a two night Ssay at a Vermont Bed and Breakfast with lift passes to a local ski resort, two round-trip Southwest Airlines Flights, a sailing tour, gift certificates to area restaurants and shops, theater and museum tickets, outdoor adventures and much more!

Green Event Guidelines

What is a Green Event? 

Green Festival Sign

A Green Event seeks to minimize its impact on the environment and host community by incorporating core principles of resource conservation. These principles range from providing recycling to bike racks to procuring renewable energy and reusable materials. At each step a Green Event adds value for guests and helps improve the quality of life in the host community. 

Thanks for taking the first step in planning a Green Event! 

Click Here For a Printable Version of the Green Event Guidelines

Click Here for a List of Green Vendor Services 

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