Climate Change and Clean Energy

Climate change is impacting us. And it’s not good. Pollution from power plants and other sources is affecting our food, our air, and our water. It’s super-sizing things like hurricanes and droughts. If we don’t take action, it’s only going to get worse. 

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

Say NO to a Gas Plant in Providence

We don't need a new Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) plant here in Providence and Mayor Elorza needs to stand with us to stop it!

Stop Trump's Dirty Budget!

Stop Trump from rolling back health and environmental protections.

Tell Governor Malloy to Stand Up for Clean Energy

Send a message to the Governor today and ask him to focus on renewable energy during the special session in July!

Don't Let Michigan Move Backward on Clean Energy

HB 4297 and the Nesbitt energy plan is a step in the wrong direction, instead of a step toward making us a leader in clean energy policy. This proposed legislation would classify the burning of hazardous waste, including tires, as renewable energy and is nothing more than a cynical attempt to hijack Michigan’s renewable energy definition for the benefit of corporate polluters.

Press Releases

July 24, 2017

Groups bring petitions to doorsteps of four state governors and Army Corps in Week of Speaking Out July 24 through 28

June 29, 2017

The Coalition for Healthy Ports (CHP) demands reinstatement of the Port Authority of NY & NJ’S (PANYNJ) dirty truck ban originally planned to go into effect in January 2017 to significantly reduce diesel emissions and corresponding adverse health impacts as the port continues to grow.

June 1, 2017

"President Trump needs to stop getting his news from Twitter. Climate change is real and it's happening right now. We spent years negotiating a truly great accomplishment in global diplomacy in order to preserve life as we know it. We owe it to our children to act now. Instead, the President seems committed to sticking his head in the sand. "

Climate Change and Clean Energy Blog Posts

Delivering a Thank You letter to Gov. Malloy
July 12, 2017

Normally nurses don't get involved in energy policy, but here in Connecticut, the Connecticut Nurses' Association (CNA) recognizes that nurses are key advocates for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting more renewable energy.

Solar panels, sunset. Photo credit: vencavolrab / iStock
July 7, 2017

Solar energy is an incredible resource for Massachusetts, with approximately 15,000 jobs and 1600 megawatts of installations powering the Commonwealth's economy and clean energy future. This puts the Bay State in the top 10 for megawatts of solar installed across the nation—yes, dear Florida, we’re beaming right past you.

June 25, 2017

Photo caption: Clean Water Action staff and volunteers—from left, Lisa Bjerke, Kadineyse Ramize Peña, Joel Wool, Cee Byrd, Jennie Stephens, Terina Keller, Danny Faber, Elizabeth Saunders, Alex Papali