Press Releases

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Thursday, Dec 05, 2019

NJ's plastic bag ban bill (S2776/A4330) cleared a critical hurdle today when it was amended and passed out of the Senate Budget Committee.

Thursday, Dec 05, 2019

Three bills introduced today by Michigan State Representatives Yousef Rabhi, Laurie Pohutsky, and Rachel Hood will ban diversions of bottled water and strengthen protections for Michigan’s groundwater as a public trust resource.

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

Thursday, Dec 05, 2019

DETROIT- Last week, while Michiganders were enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday, aggregate from a known contaminated site currently being used by Detroit Bulk Storage collapsed into the Detroit River. The site has been contaminated for decades with a variety of dangerous and radioactive chemicals including uranium, PCBs, and PFAS compounds. The collapsed riverbank threatens downriver water intake pipes for the city of Detroit.

Monday, Oct 28, 2019

THURMONT — On Saturday, October 26, Stream-Link Education organized over one hundred volunteers to plant a new 6-acre forest on formerly open land in Thurmont, Maryland.

PFAS Rhode Island
Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

South Amboy, NJ – Today, Clean Water Action joined Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. to applaud the passage of legislation to address PFAS contamination and exposure by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where Pallone serves as Chairman.

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019

Jersey City, NJ - Vice President Al Gore joined Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy today to announce New Jersey's newest ambitious goal on offshore wind.

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019

A new report reveals that many of North America’s largest retail companies are embracing chemical safety policies to help protect consumers from toxic chemicals in products.

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019

New commitment targets PFAS, organohalogen flame retardants, phthalates, bisphenols, and other dangerous chemicals for safe substitution

Toxic Power Plant near a fishing spot - Photo courtesy Pete Harrsion, Waterkeeper Alliance
Monday, Nov 04, 2019

Today the Trump administration continued its assault on the Clean Water Act and signed a proposal to weaken effluent limitation guidelines (ELGs) for the power plant industry.

Changes to solar regulations, pending legislation, could open up opportunity

BOSTON -- Municipal officials from across the state, including Boston, Brockton, Cambridge, Chelsea, Holyoke, New Bedford, Worcester and twenty other communities, are urging the Baker administration and legislature to address inequities in solar access through revamped energy regulations and pending state legislation.