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. 

Neville Island / photo: Clean Water

Tell DTE to Remediate the Shenango Site and Build a Solar Array

Sign the Petition calling on DTE Energy to remediate the Shenango coke works site on Neville Island by tearing down the plant and replacing the facility with a solar array.

Recent Actions

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.

Sign the Petition: Zero Emissions Now!

Diesel emissions are linked to asthma, cancer, and other health disorders, causing 21,000 premature deaths each year. Families that live by busy diesel truck corridors and port communities are often hit the hardest. It's time to demand Zero Emission Now!

The Bay State Needs a Price on Carbon

We are all aware of the devastating impacts climate change could have on Massachusetts, intensifying storms and wreaking havoc on aging infrastructure. Tell Governor Baker to lead on climate.

Action Alert - Urge Jackson & Great Adventure to Build Solar Project Over Lots

Six Flags Great Adventure Amusement Park wants to do a good deed but in a horrible way - build NJ's largest solar farm but by clear cutting almost 70 acres of healthy forest despite a perfect alternative location right nex

Press Releases

LANSING, Mich. – Clean Water Action today applauded the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for its ruling yesterday that DTE Energy should have obtained a permit for increasing emissions after the company expanded its Monroe power plant in 2010.

December 13, 2016

Rick Perry has a long record of putting the interests of polluting industries who have funded his campaigns above the health and safety of ordinary people. It's hard to imagine a worse choice to head the US Department of Energy.

Climate Change and Clean Energy Blog Posts

Michigan staff dropping thousands of handwritten letters off at the capitol
December 16, 2016

The 98th Michigan Legislature has passed a landmark package of bills expanding renewable energy, protecting ratepayers and the Great Lakes. Bipartisan support increased the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) from 10% by 2015 to 15% by 2022, with an interim mandate of 12.5% by 2019!

December 14, 2016

December 14, 2016 marks a historic day in the campaign for to fix aging gas distribution pipelines: an ordinance filed by Councilor Matt O’Malley’s ordinance passed 12-1 in the Boston City Council. The ordinance passing is a huge success and big step in the right direction for riding the city of dangerous methane leaks from our aging gas infrastructure. The ordinance is especially exciting in that it addresses concerns about worker safety, promotes infrastructure coordination, and promotes environmental protection.

Woodstock CT solar installation. Courtesy of BeFree Solar
December 14, 2016

Clean Water is determined to hold onto clean energy progress in the Connecticut, and to begin a strange new political era with vision and mojo.  We are gearing up by visiting and celebrating some of the state’s most exciting clean energy installations -  and making a party of it.