Press Releases

September 29, 2016

“He understands the threats that our communities face from climate change and has demonstrated leadership in addressing these threats through his support of renewable energy development and his work protecting our rivers, ponds, and oceans. Clean Water Action is proud to endorse Congressman Langevin for Rhode Island’s Second Congressional District.”

September 22, 2016

Action needed given Christie's failures to heed scientific advice on known contamination in New Jersey

Trenton, NJ -- Clean Water Action issued the following statement in response to Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and other key Democrats with jurisdiction over the issue announcing today the introduction of the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 2016.

September 21, 2016

Scorecard highlights “environmental champions” and ongoing environmental rollbacks being pushed by legislature

Harrisburg (September 21, 2016) -- Pennsylvania’s four largest citizen-based environmental advocacy groups have released the “2015-2016 Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard,” tracking state lawmakers’ votes on key environment-related billsduring the current legislative session.

September 14, 2016

Community and environmental groups deliver letter signed by a dozen groups during September 22nd ACHD meeting


September 8, 2016

PROVIDENCE- Clean Water Action is pleased to announce its endorsement of US Congressman David Cicilline in the primary election on Tuesday, September 13th.

Since 2014, Congressman Cicilline has worked diligently to help prepare Rhode Island’s communities and coastline for the worsening effects of climate change, oppose opening up New England’s coastline to fossil fuel drilling, and secure resources to shore up water and wastewater infrastructure and clean up brownfields across the state.

September 14, 2016

BALTIMORE - This morning, 12 concerned Baltimore residents wearing red shirts bearing the message “Hear the Oil Trains Bill” attended a City Council hearing to protest nine months of inaction on a common-sense bill to address the health and safety dangers of explosive oil trains that travel through Baltimore. At the start of the hearing, Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Kraft informed the community activists that he had just scheduled a committee hearing for this bill on November 1, 2016.

September 13, 2016

BALTIMORE -- On the morning of Tuesday, September 13, a group of concerned residents will mark nine months of inaction on the citywide public safety and environmental threat posed by dangerous oil trains traveling through Baltimore.

September 9, 2016

Council Member Pool has been a champion for water conservation and renewable energy. She was a leader in the successful effort to persuade city leaders to invest in low-cost West Texas solar farms that will reduce Austin's dependence on fossil fuels, lower Austin Energy's water footprint, and help keep electric bills in check.

September 7, 2016

Clean Water Action is calling for California lawmakers to act against the hidden dangers of toxics in food packaging, with thousands of unregulated chemicals contaminating food every day.

August 31, 2016

A new analysis and threat map release by Clean Air Task Force and Earthworks as part of a coalition supported by Clean Water Action, shows that emissions from oil and gas operations cause ozone smog that result in 12,200 asthma attacks in Philadelphia children each year, especially during the warm summer months.