News & Updates

August 16, 2022

For years, the East Phillips community has been fighting with the city of Minneapolis over the development of the Roof Depot site. Despite East Phillips being an environmental justice community, the City is currently planning to cite a major new city project in the heart of their neighborhood.

August 16, 2022

Today President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which makes historic investments to combat climate change. A 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 will help ensure we protect future generations from the worst climate impacts.

2022 Great Lakes Award Ceremony: Cheers to 50 Years!
August 14, 2022

Cheers to 50 years! Join us in celebrating 50 years of Clean Water Action history and victories at our annual Great Lakes Awards Celebration. The event will feature live music, food and drinks and an awards ceremony. Join us in recognizing our 2022 honorees:

The Honorable Dana Nessel
Attorney General of the State of Michigan
Heroine of the Great Lakes

Andrea Pierce
Anishinaabek Caucus
Great Lakes Advocate of the Year

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August 11, 2022

Clean Action & Clean Water Fund’s Pittsburgh Office is hosting its 13th Annual Fall Fundraiser and Dewey Award.

August 10, 2022

MILFORD, MI – Following a devastating spill of several thousand gallons of hexavalent chromium from Tribar Manufacturing that reached the Huron River, dozens of concerned citizens, lawmakers, and activists gathered at Heavner Canoe Rental on Wednesday to address the need for state action to hold po

August 8, 2022

In response to the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) in the Senate, Bob Wendelgass, President and CEO of Clean Water Action, released the following statement.

August 2, 2022

A group of land conservation and environmental organizations advocating on behalf of An Act preserving open space in the Commonwealth, also known as the Public Lands Preservation Act (or PLPA) issued the following statement upon conclusion of the formal 2021-2022 legislative session:

August 1, 2022

Elections matter – that is something that Clean Water Action has known for a long time. Our members expect many things from us, but one of our most important responsibilities is to recommend candidates for office that our members and others who care about can support on Election Day.

It isn’t easy to be a Clean Water Action Endorsed Candidate.  You have to have a strong record of fighting for environmental issues, you have to be willing to champion the environmental issues that matter and you have to run a strong grassroots campaign. In short, you have be GREAT. 

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July 26, 2022

Clean Water Action jumped into the 2022 gubernatorial primary today and announced their endorsement of Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea for governor. 

July 17, 2022

Join ReThink Disposable for a monthly open and virtual office hour chat!

We consistently receive inquiries about ReThink Disposable - how to start ReThink in other communities, how to talk to business owners, data requests, partnership requests, just good 'ol venting, and more. To maximize our service to the reuse community, we are holding office hours for folks looking for support - beginning on 7/28 in honor of Plastic Free July!