Climate Change and Clean Energy

Climate change is impacting us. And it’s not good. Pollution from power plants and other sources is affecting our food, our air, and our water. It’s super-sizing things like hurricanes and droughts. If we don’t take action, it’s only going to get worse. 

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Sign the petition to restore CT energy funding!

The 2017 raids of $145 million of ratepayer dollars into the state’s general fund severely impacted CT’s award-winning energy efficiency programs and reduced residents’ ability to use these monies for energy efficiency ser

Recent Actions

Thank Governor Raimondo for committing to mandatory emissions reductions

During her campaign for re-election, Governor Raimondo promised to support these mandatory emissions reductions. We want to thank the Governor for her leadership on this issue, but we also want to emphasize how critical it is to take bold climate action NOW.

Who deserves clean air and water?

Everyone deserves clean energy and a healthy environment, but many Massachusetts communities bear a greater health burden from fossil fuel pollution.

Take Action: NJ's Green Amendment

We are working with Delaware Riverkeeper Network to pass New Jersey's Green Amendment and we need your help!

Tell your legislators: Advance clean energy in Connecticut

Contact your legislators today about four priority clean energy bills that will protect our health and climate.

Press Releases

April 18, 2019

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) in an expected, but nevertheless devastating and disappointing decision today caved to PSE&G graft and greed, profit and pressure with a needless max $300 million hand out.

April 11, 2019

Washington, D.C. -- Today the Senate confirmed former oil and gas industry lobbyist, David Bernhardt, to be Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI).

April 10, 2019

The Murphy Administration's State of the NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU) address today left more questions than answers according to Clean Water Action. 

Climate Change and Clean Energy Blog Posts

April 8, 2019

People all across Maryland - especially in Baltimore, Frederick, and Montgomery County where communities have fought or are fighting against trash incinerators in their neighborhoods - have been working to make sure that any increase in the renewable portfolio standard not increase subsidies for trash incineration. Today, on the last day of the legislative session, the current version of the Clean Energy Jobs Act maintains burning trash as a tier 1 renewable energy source, keeping it eligible for the maximum amount of subsidy available.

April 3, 2019

In the predawn hours of Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018, early rising residents of the Monongahela Valley southeast of Pittsburgh might have thought they were getting surprised by an early sunrise, but the reality was just as surprising and much more dangerous. A massive fire at the Clairton Coke Works (CCW) painted the sky red and orange as on site first responders and steelworkers heroically battled a blaze that stretched the size of a football field.

Carbon pricing for MA!
April 3, 2019

I’ve been canvassing with the Northampton office of Clean Water Action since November. I’m also studying social thought and political economy, working to gain a better understanding of the mechanisms of social and political change. Organizing for Clean Water Action has given me the opportunity to gain experience on the ground, advocating for environmental justice and sustainability. I have been extremely lucky to work with an incredible group of people and have gained a much better understanding of the local and national campaigns Clean Water Action is taking on.