News & Updates

September 25, 2020

Group Points to Pendley’s Illegal Tenure as Acting BLM Director, Opposition to Public Lands, Ties to Big Oil & Gas, Racism, As Reasons to Give Pendley the Pink Slip

Starting today, a new online ad buy from Clean Water Fund, a leading environmental advocacy group, will target US Senators with messages demanding that they call for the immediate firing of acting Bureau of Land Management director, William Perry Pendley. 

September 24, 2020

A coalition of environmental groups applauded the NJ Legislature’s passage today of A1978/S864. The bill now goes to the desk of Gov. Murphy and he has 45 days to act on the legislation.

September 23, 2020

The following statement can be attributed to Mary Brady-Enerson, Michigan Director, Clean Water Action:

“In the past few weeks, the skies over Michigan have been darkened by the smoke from fires burning 2,000 miles away. Over the past year, Michigan’s record-breaking high water levels have eroded the Great Lakes shoreline. Severe storms have flooded communities across our state. All the while, federal authorities have done nothing to prepare our country for the life-threatening impacts of the climate crisis.

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September 22, 2020

This year’s elections are the most critical in recent history. Voters will have the opportunity to elect environmental champions from the White House to the courthouse. Clean Water Action will endorse candidates at every level who will join us in our campaigns to protect clean water and act on the climate crisis. The past few years have shown us the importance of electing candidates who listen to the science and let it guide commonsense policies.

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September 22, 2020

This year’s elections are the most critical in recent history. Voters will have the opportunity to elect environmental champions from the White House to the courthouse. Clean Water Action will endorse candidates at every level who will join us in our campaigns to protect clean water and act on the climate crisis. The past few years have shown us the importance of electing candidates who listen to the science and let it guide commonsense policies.

September 18, 2020

(Trenton) - After decades of local struggle and grassroots advocacy, New Jersey made history today when Governor Murphy signed into law a first of its kind Environmental Justice Bill (S232 - Singleton/McKeon/Weinberg/Ruiz). The law will direct the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to deny or condition certain permits due to cumulative, disproportionate impacts of pollution in environmental justice communities.

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September 17, 2020

The New Jersey Bag and Styrofoam Ban bill, A1978/S864, took a big step forward today passing out of the Assembly Appropriations committee. If passed by full senate and assembly, the bill will ultimately ban single-use carryout bags and polystyrene foam food containers, as well as require that single-use plastic straws be provided only upon request.

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September 15, 2020

Pennsylvania Clean Water Fund is hosting a joint virtual fundraiser that brings together our Philadelphia and Pittsburgh offices to celebrate World Rivers Day. We hope you can join us!

Our live event features an awards ceremony recognizing Pennsylvania environmental leaders and a keynote address by Bob Wendelgass, Clean Water Action's President and CEO. 

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September 14, 2020

We’re hosting a free viewing of the movie Dark Waters, the true story of how Attorney Rob Bilott - portrayed by Mark Ruffalo - took a stand against Dupont to protect public health and shine a light on the damage that toxic PFAS chemicals can inflict on our communities.