Rhode Island Blog Posts

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.

Katrina on the Statehouse Steps in Rhode Island. Photo by Dave Gerraughty

Following the Leader

June 29, 2017

I am a canvassing intern for the summer here at Clean Water Action in Rhode Island. In addition to knocking on doors, I got the opportunity to shadow State Director Johnathan Berard for one day to

RhodeIsland_Canvass_Lobby_Photo by Dave Gerraughty

Direct Democracy at the Statehouse

May 9, 2017

I am a canvasser. For four months, I have been knocking on doors and talking to folks about environmental and public health issues with Clean Water Action.

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Engaging the Marketplace & Winning

April 26, 2017

Our members are familiar with many of the aspects of Clean Water Action advocacy: promoting legislation, endorsing candidates, field and phone canvassing, educational outreach.

Rhode Island Rep. Aaron Regunberg, D-Providence, speaks at a press conference in Hartford, CT., about the importance of regional cooperation on carbon pricing legislation. Photo by Dave Gerraughty.

Carbon Fight - Going Regional

March 29, 2017

With national environmental policy in the hands of administrators and officials allied with polluters, it has become essential for activists to form innovative alliances to advance progressive programs.

The president’s executive order aimed at overturning six of President Obama’s directives on regulating carbon emissions, including the Clean Power Plan, is just the latest attempt to reverse hard-won victories for clean water and air.