Civic Engagement and Democracy

Clean Water Action harnesses grassroots power by engaging and mobilizing our members and endorsing clean water leaders in elections from the local to national level.

U.S. Capitol Building / photo: shutterstock, Cvandyke

Tracking Attacks from Congress on Public Health, Clean Water, and Action on Climate Change

Big polluters have stacked Congress and the Trump Administration with their friends, and they have already started handing out favors. The polluter friendly agenda calls for rolling back our most vital protections for our water, air, climate and health.

Recent Actions

No drilling in the Arctic!

Opening up the Arctic would fly in the face of public opinion and longstanding bipartisan efforts to protect this fragile ecosystem against the greed of millionaires and corporate polluters. We cannot let Congress rubber stamp an agenda that does irreversible damage to the iconic Arctic Refuge.

 

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Press Releases

September 25, 2017

The NJ legislature again failed to provide adequate environmental safeguards or effectively counter the Christie administration’s anti-environmental agenda, according to the Clean Water Action 2015-2017 Scorecard released today. Tell legislators what you think about their scores.

August 14, 2017

Clean Water Action President and CEO Bob Wendelgass released the following statement on the events in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 11 and 12, 2017.

July 25, 2017

"Today’s vote by the Senate, to proceed to debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act, adds insult to injury by setting up a scenario where 20 to 32 million Americans may be stripped of their healthcare at the same time as environment health safeguards are being rolled back."

Civic Engagement and Democracy Blog Posts

November 3, 2017

The days are now getting shorter, and while we’ve rolled back our clocks we will not roll back our water protections. Here’s what your Maryland Clean Water Action office has been up to as we fight federal rollbacks and push Maryland forward.

We won' go backward - protest photo (Women's March on DC Jan 2017). Credit Michael Kelly
October 18, 2017

We can change the world. We can fight for the things that are right and stop the really bad ideas and the injustices we see. But we have to get involved. We have to do the work. That is what Clean Water Action members are doing. I am gobsmacked by their engagement and their passion.

October 10, 2017

We are hoping that everyone is having a good fall. As the leaves start to turn, visit a local farm with the family to enjoy apple and pumpkin-related festivities! Then curl up with some local apple cider and check out some clean water updates: