Press Releases

December 7, 2016

Washington, D.C. - Today, President-elect Trump nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator. Pruitt has a long history of questioning the science of climate change and opposing safeguards for water, air, and public health.

Clean Water Action President and CEO Bob Wendelgass released this statement:

November 30, 2016

Clean Water Action welcomes publication of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Drinking Water Action Plan.

November 30, 2016

EPA undermined the findings of the fracking and drinking water study when it added political spin into the executive summary and press release.

November 29, 2016

The members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other demonstrators from across the nation should be allowed to stay at the camps to continue to protect their sacred lands, their water, and the water of millions more downstream from the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline.

November 22, 2016

Long Branch, NJ - "This is frustrating but it's not a time to retreat. This is a moment for anyone who wants to protect clean water, act on climate, and improve public health to come together and take action.

Thankfully subtlety is not one of Donald Trump's vices - we know exactly what he said he will do. He promised to appoint oil industry insiders and climate change deniers to federal agencies.

November 16, 2016

Report reveals significant improvements to chemical policies at Walmart, Target, CVS and Best Buy

 

For immediate release

November 16, 2016

 

Contact: Elizabeth Saunders, 617-338-8131 x203, esaunders@cleanwater.org

 

** SEE THE FULL REPORT HERE **

 

November 9, 2016

Nov 9, 2016 (Oakland, California)—Voters have upheld California’s state ban on plastic bags in the face of moneyed opposition by out-of-state bag corporations.

The victory preserves the United States’ first statewide bag ban, signed into law in 2014, and will protect California’s environment and wildlife.

November 9, 2016

This is frustrating but it's not a time to retreat. This is a moment for anyone who wants to protect clean water, act on climate, and improve public health to come together and take action.

November 7, 2016

Clean Water Action supports the Standing Rock Sioux tribe as its members fight to protect treaty rights and their lands and water from damage from the proposed Dakota Access pipeline. We are disturbed to see way that officials have treated these peaceful "water protectors" as they defend their community and the drinking water sources for 17 million Americans downstream, on the Missouri River.

October 31, 2016

After Conducting an Environmental Justice Tour of Newark's Port & Surrounding Neighborhoods...

Coalition for Healthy Ports Calls on Congressmen Payne, Pallone & Sires

to Act to Reduce Deadly Diesel Pollution in Port Neighborhoods