News & Updates

Lake Michigan, photo:  (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
November 23, 2020

Join us for our 2020 Annual Member Call on Tuesday, December 15 at 7:00 pm, ET/4:00 pm PT.

On Tap - Townhall conversations with Clean Water Action and Sierra Club Michigan featuring newly elected Michigan Representatives
November 18, 2020

Join Clean Water Action, Sierra Club Michigan, and newly elected members of our Michigan legislature for our new townhall series, On Tap!

We will be joined for this first On Tap townhall by Representative Abraham Aiyash from MI State House District 4 (Detroit/Hamtramck) and Representative-Elect Julie Rogers who will be representing MI State House District 60 (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Twp/Portage). The virtual event is on November 19th at 7 PM. Open to all and free to attend, but please RSVP for the Zoom link.

Clean Water Voters came out!
November 17, 2020

Your vote is your voice. The 2020 election was the most important in recent history, with record numbers of people voting.  We thank all of Clean Water Action’s members that made sure their ballot went in.  While there are a few disappointments, clearly we also had some major victories among the water champions that we endorsed.  Here’s an update on those races:

President: Joe Biden/Kamala Harris – Victory!

November 13, 2020


The following statement can be attributed to Sean McBrearty, Michigan Legislative and Policy Director, Clean Water Action:


Thank You Clean Water Voters!
November 11, 2020

Elections matter – that is something that Clean Water Action has known for a long time. 

On Tap - Townhall Conversations with newly elected Michigan lawmakers
November 10, 2020

Join Clean Water Action and Sierra Club Michigan for a series of virtual town hall events to meet our newly elected Michigan lawmakers!

Watch video recordings of previous events and RSVP for upcoming town halls below - and thank you for joining us!


Michigan On Tap 1 - Rep Aiyash, Rep-Elect Rogers: November 19th, 2020 at 7 PM EST. Registration Link.

Representative Abraham Aiyash, Michigan State House District 4 (Detroit, Hamtramck)

November 7, 2020

Thanks to the power of the people, we finally have an expiration date on the Trump administration.



November 6, 2020

In a move which could soon lead to more protection for firefighters and families, and improved public health and safety for Massachusetts residents, a crucial bill moved through the House of Representatives and over to the Senate this week.  

November 4, 2020

Trenton – A coalition of environmental groups applauded Gov. Murphy’s signature today of A1978/S864, now the strongest law in the country to reduce single-use waste to clean up our communities and the environment. The legislation passed the NJ Assembly 48-24-7 and the Senate 26-12 in late September. The legislation, which will go into effect in Spring 2022, bans single-use plastic carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service ware, allows plastic straws on request, and phases out paper bags at large grocery stores.