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 the Dirty Water Agenda

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

Protect Minnesota Solar & Clean Energy

Don't let the Minnesota legislature slow down our solar and clean energy progress.

Stop Trump's Dirty Budget!

Stop Trump from rolling back health and environmental protections.

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!

Press Releases

April 20, 2017

Today, Clean Water Action responded to an announcement by Massachusetts Governor Baker, Environment Secretary Matthew Beaton and Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Judith Judson regarding

March 28, 2017

"President Trump and Scott Pruitt are like Thelma and Louise - holding hands as they drive us off the cliff. The President is putting our future at risk with this dangerous executive order."

Climate Change and Clean Energy Blog Posts

May 12, 2017

Massachusetts currently has two bills pending in the Legislature focused on putting a fair price on carbon pollution. Combined the bills have 79 co-sponsors — more than one-third of the Legislature. There is widespread support and strong momentum to pass a bill from previous years’ efforts .

In order to hear more directly from constituents, the Massachusetts State Senate is conducting a series of statewide forums in every corner of the state, known as Commonwealth Conversations.

May 11, 2017

For the past few months, Clean Water Action members have been writing, speaking, and rallying for offshore wind in Maryland.  And today, the Public Service Commission surprised advocates and business leaders alike by

Get Tough on Carbon
May 8, 2017

Clean Air for our Kids: Priceless

As we watch clean air and climate protections face rollbacks at the national level, increasingly states like Massachusetts are stepping forward to show a different path...one that can jump start the clean energy economy to reduce pollution and protect our health, as we battle the climate crisis.