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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Protect Virginia's Waterways From Toxic Coal Ash!

Coal ash, waste produced when coal is burned for energy, contains toxic heavy metals that have contaminated local waterways in the Commonwealth due to unsafe, unstable storage ponds.

Recent Actions

Community Input on Plans for Shenango Site

Clean Water Action is partnering with the community group Allegheny County Clean Air Now (ACCAN) to urge the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to hold a public hearing on DTE’s remediation and reuse plans, so that the community has an opportunity to provide input on those plans. Support this effort by signing our petition today!

Action Alert - Energize New Jersey

Dirty, dangerous oil and gas projects are threatening the Garden State.

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.

Action Alert - Oppose Governor Christie's Bad Settlement With Exxon

On multiple occasions over 20 years, the courts have found Exxon responsible and liable for 100 years of pollution and destruction of 1500 acres of forest, wetland, tideland, meadow, underlying groundwater, and nearby waterways at Exxon's refineries in Linden and Bayonne.

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Press Releases

February 5, 2018

Trenton, NJ--New Jersey lawmakers took a solid step toward setting the state on a renewable energy future by putting the brakes on a controversial $300 million bailout for the benefit of PSE&G stockholders. The bailout would have been a stumbling block for Governor Philip Murphy’s plan to achieve a 21st Century renewable energy future for New Jersey.

February 2, 2018

The news that the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Lacey Township will close ahead of schedule in October, 2018 is hardly surprising given the myriad of safety and technical problems that have arisen over the years.

January 29, 2018

Clean Water Action is thrilled that New Jersey is on a path to enter RGGI as well as committed to bringing the investment to our ports and Environmental Justice communities that have long been left out of the benefits of carbon reduction and improved health.

Climate Change and Clean Energy Blog Posts

January 22, 2018

Public transportation systems are a key air quality and climate change issue.  About a third of Maryland's total greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation sector.  Public transportation uses at least half as much energy to move a single person as a private vehicle, and one study found that replacing private vehicle trips with public transit trips reduces carbon monoxide by 95%, volatile organic compounds by 90%, and carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide by 45%.  Robust public transit systems allow commuters and travele

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January 22, 2018

“If you ever think you’re too small to be effective, you’ve never been in bed with a mosquito!” — Wendy Lesko

Meet the First Lego League team 18249, The Puggles! They are a small but mighty team working together to come up with solutions to stop hydraulic fracturing (fracking) waste from harming water resources.

January 11, 2018

We're only 12 days into the New Year, and we've celebrated some major victories for our health and environment. It's all because Clean Water Action members like you took the time to take action! Whether you called, emailed, or wrote to your legislators, you helped us accomplish the following: