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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!

Collaborating for Success: Stakeholder Engagement for Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Implementation

SGMA_Stakeholder_Engagement_White_Paper_Page_01.jpgExecutive Summary

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In August 2014, the California Legislature passed the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), marking a fundamental shift in the management of water resources in California. For the first time, groundwater in the state will have to be managed to protect the long-term reliability of the resource. SGMA is thus an important step forward, but achieving the objective of sustainability will ultimately depend on the commitment and participation of a large number of actors throughout its implementation.

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.

Protect Drinking Water from Oil and Gas

Recently, more and more information has gone public that has exposed  the oil and gas industry as a major threat to California's water supply. From illegal injection of oil and gas waste into drinking water, to dumping of toxic wastewater into unlined pits, to irrigation of crops with potentially contaminated oil byproducts, there has been no shortage of cause for alarm.

Take action today to protect drinking water!

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

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