Press Releases

Friday, Sep 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. 

Thursday, Sep 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.

Wednesday, Sep 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.

Friday, Sep 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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Thursday, Sep 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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Thursday, Sep 10, 2020

Albany NY, Trenton NJ, Harrisburg PA, Dover DE and Washington DC --  The lead advocates against all fracking related activities and infrastructure in the Delaware River Watershed issued the following joint statement today in response to the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) virtual meeting decision this morning to: 1) delay a decision on whether or not to approve permits for the proposed controversial liquid natural gas (LNG) New Fortress Energy Gibbstown, NJ port so the Commissioners could further assess the voluminous record and take a “careful look” at complex issue

Thursday, Sep 10, 2020

"We can’t afford to let Mitch McConnell keep operating a legislative ‘graveyard’ in the Senate -- we need to act on climate, protect our water, and end environmental racism now"


Clean Water Voter - Vote!
Wednesday, Sep 09, 2020

Clean Water Action is proud to announce our 2020 priority endorsements.

Ed Markey
Wednesday, Sep 02, 2020

“Massachusetts voters have spoken: this moment in human history is the time to back and support our climate champions, not to sideline them."

Tuesday, Sep 01, 2020

"It’s unconscionable for EPA to give coal plants a free pass to continue to contaminate drinking water sources and poison the rivers and lakes where people fish to put food on their table."