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. 

Two children by a lake, caption: Michigan's water future is worth the investment

Support Michigan Clean Water and Green Energy Budget Investments

Governor Whitmer has proposed several important investments to rebuild our water infrastructure, protecting children from lead poisoning, and investing in clean energy and energy efficiency.

Recent Actions

Tell Governor Baker to Sign the Climate Roadmap!

The Massachusetts House and Senate have finalized the Climate Roadmap bill and sent it to Governor Baker to sign -- S.2995, An Act Creating a Next-Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy. 

Allegheny County Deserves Clean Air!

Over this past Christmas, residents in the Mon Valley suffered from nearly a week of unhealthy air pollution levels – violating federal Clean Air Act standards. The main culprit was the U.S.

Protect Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve: Fix ZTA 20-01

Right now, the Montgomery County Council is poised to vote on Zoning Text Amendment 20-01, a bill to open the Agricultural Reserve to industrial solar development.

Oppose the wastewater permit for Killingly fracked gas power plant

On April 27, the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced plans to give the proposed Killingly fracked gas power plant a permit to discharge up to 90,000 gallons of wastewater daily.

Climate Change and Clean Energy Blog Posts

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February 17, 2021

Just months after announcing groundbreaking environmental justice legislation, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has announced a trio of environmental actions, including over $100 million in new transportation investments to tackle the climate crisis, reduce pollution in communities of color and high-poverty areas, and create new jobs.

Toxic for People & Planet projected on BRESCO by the Backbone Campaign
February 4, 2021

Today, the House Economic Matters Committee is holding a hearing on HB0332, legislation to reform Maryland's Renewable Portfolio Standard - a program intended when it was created in 2004 to promote new wind and solar development.

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January 27, 2021

What could have been a momentous step towards achieving environmental justice and equity was instead a painfully missed opportunity.