Connecticut News

Thanking Governor Malloy for Climate Leadership in June 2017

Thank you to Governor Malloy for Leadership on Climate Change

June 21, 2017

Clean Water Action’s team launched into action on Friday, June 2nd to mobilize a large group of advocates and environmental leaders to sign on to a “Thank you” letter to Governor Malloy

The team at the Chemicals of Concern Event in CT in June 2017

Huge Progress on Chemicals of Concern in Connecticut

June 21, 2017

June 14th, 2017 was a milestone for Connecticut as members of Clean Water Action and the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy CT joined with the Commissioners from the Departments of Consume

Green Procurement

May 11, 2017

Most of us don't think much about the impact of our purchases on the marketplace but when we make conscious choices to purchase furniture without toxic chemical flame retardants, cookware without h

Letter to the Editor: Rules Rollback Threatens Water

May 1, 2017

Connecticut is fortunate to have abundant sources of clean water for drinking, recreation and supporting wildlife. But our waters are at risk. Wednesday, the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing to reconsider the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Rule.

A Mind the Store Event in Meridien, CT

Mind the store in CT in 2017

April 20, 2017

Clean Water Action and the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy CT are lead partners in a national campaign urging major retailers like Walmart, Target, CVS and Home Depot to "Mind the Store." 

Keep Playgrounds Free of Toxic Recycled Tire Mulch

April 20, 2017

We can't throw tires away in landfills because of all the toxic chemicals they contain so why is it okay to grind them up, call it recycled rubber mulch and use them on children's playgrounds?  Recycled tire rubber contains numerous toxic chemicals including styrene, a chemical that is neurotoxic and a likely human carcinogen, butadiene-a proven human carcinogen linked to leukemia and lymphoma and lead and cadmium which are also neurotoxic.