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Rhode Island Trash Trawl - Solving the Problem of Microplastics

This summer, we are conducting a “trash trawl” in the bay to look for microplastics lurking in our own backyard in Narragansett Bay from July 18-22. The goal is to figure out how much microplastic pollution there is in the bay, where the most plastic can be found, and ultimately, what we can do to stop it from entering our waters to begin with. Follow along with us on Facebook, Twitter and Social Media using using #narragansettbay #trashtrawl. 

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Putting a Price on Pollution

Clean Water Action, as a member of the Energize Rhode Island coalition, is fighting for a solution that can reduce the environmental impacts of warming temperatures, while helping the Ocean State’s economy develop alternatives to the burning of fossil fuels.

Protect Families and Firefighters from Flame Retardants

Flame retardant chemicals sound like a good thing.

Bioretention_Rhode Island_Photo courtesy of  Providence College

Green Infrastructure Coalition

Clean Water Action is a leading member of the Rhode Island Green Infrastructure Coalition, which advocates for natural landscaping methods to help clean and control storm water. Learn more.

Gas flare - black smoke. Photo credit: Leonid Ikan / Shutterstock

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!

What Is a Green Scene?

A Green Event seeks to minimize its impact on the environment and host community by incorporating core principles of resource conservation. These principles range from providing recycling to bike racks to procuring renewable energy and reusable materials.

From We All Live Downstream

Retailer Report Card

Retailer Report Card Released with Failing Grades

November 14, 2017

A new Retailer Report Card from Mind the Store, a project of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition, grades major retailers on actions they have taken to remove toxic products from their shelves.

HUGE WIN: General Assembly votes to protect Rhode Island families and first responders!

September 19, 2017

Yesterday, the Rhode Island House of Representatives voted to pass H5082, which will phase out the use of organohalogens, a dangerous chemical used in flame retardants that is associated with cance

One of our samples from the trash trawl

Trawling Narragansett Bay

July 19, 2017

This week, Clean Water Action is trawling Narragansett Bay for microplastic pollution. With this trawl, we hope to show that plastic pollution isn't just an issue in the middle of the ocean, it's a problem right here in our own waters.