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. 

Pittsburgh. Credit: ESB Professional /  Shutterstock

Tell the Health Department to stop operating in secrecy!

Allegheny County Health Department must be more transparent and accountable to the residents of Allegheny County, not the industries that do us harm. Tell them to close the loopholes.

Recent Actions

Protect Public Health and Fight Climate Change - Save the Clean Power Plan

Tell EPA today that our health and our families are more important that polluter profits. Tell them that we can't afford to cancel the Clean Power Plan and replace it with weaker standards.

Action Alert - Urge Jackson & Great Adventure to Build Solar Project Over Lots

Six Flags Great Adventure Amusement Park wants to do a good deed but in a horrible way - build NJ's largest solar farm but by clear cutting almost 70 acres of healthy forest despite a perfect alternative location right nex

Stop EPA’s Rollback of Toxic Waste Safeguards!

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is proposing another free pass to industrial polluters. This time he wants to allow coal utilities to write their own rules for how they manage their coal ash.

Don't Let the Legislature Give Xcel a Blank Check

If you can get away with rewriting the rules, why wouldn't you?

Press Releases

April 20, 2018

"The time for talking is past," said Kim Gaddy, Environmental Justice Organizer for Clean Water Action. "This environmental justice  (EJ) executive order starts the process and the governor cannot move fast enough to adopt mandatory EJ measures across multiple agencies. We need to significantly reduce the cumulatively be pollution burdens and health impacts on New Jersey is most vulnerable-low income communities and communities of color."

April 20, 2018

Point Pleasant, NJ - On behalf of Clean Water Action a national organization and its nearly 1 million members nationwide with 100,000+ in the Garden State and in t

April 11, 2018

Trenton, NJ -- Today, Clean Water Action joined a broad coalition of business, community, and environmental groups at a Statehouse press conference to speak out about the nuclear subsidy bill, S877 (Sweeney, D-Gloucester).

Climate Change and Clean Energy Blog Posts

April 20, 2018

We're getting so excited for our 32nd Annual Conference, Rise Up, Persist & Win, happening next weekend, Saturday, April 28th, 2018, from 9 am to 5 at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, NJ. Don't miss our Keynote Speaker First Lady Tammy Murphy, who also serves as Secretary and charter member of The Climate Reality Action Fund, an organization founded by former Vice-President Al Gore.

April 19, 2018

If you open up your social media feed you’ll probably notice a lot of news about incredible young people doing powerful things to influence policy, make the world a better place, or just being awesome. The youth are our future, which is why Clean Water Action decided to start a Youth Advisory Board (YAB). We’ve had a great time meeting with folks of different ages and backgrounds to work on and discuss many of the issues Clean Water works to address on a daily basis.

Connecticut capitol building / photo: flickr.com/auvet cc
April 17, 2018

I go to class and talk about climate change every day. Often, I make an offhand comment to a friend on campus about how we are all doomed and nothing really matters. They usually agree.