Environmental Justice

Clean Water Action works with partners across the country to address the environmental injustice that disproportionately impacts Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color.

Capitol Building - Washington DC

Tell Congress: We Must Invest In Our Future NOW

We need the U.S. Congress to act now to fund programs to tackle the climate crisis, build the clean energy future, protect our water, and address environmental injustice.

Recent Actions

Environmental Justice in Siting Decisions

Racial justice is environmental justice- and we need our representatives to stand up and fight for it. Take Action!

Reclaim Renewable Energy in Maryland!

Tell your legislators to stop "renewable energy" subsidies propping up polluters in our communities.

Support the Transportation Equity Act!

The Transportation Equity Act, sponsored by Delegate Sheila Ruth and Senator Jill Carter, is a critical tool for building a transportation system in Maryland that allows everyone to thrive.

Clean Air For All, All For Clean Air

You can help end environmental injustice and win cleaner healthier air for everyone!

Environmental Justice Blog Posts

June 18, 2022

Juneteenth, observed every year on June 19, is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. It is the date in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Texas and the last enslaved African Americans learned of the Emancipation Proclamation--over two years after it was issued. In 2021, President Joe Biden formally marked Juneteenth as a federal holiday.

Friends outside a grill - Have a green barbecue summer!
June 7, 2022

Great food and great weather bring us together. Barbecues in the summer are perfect for spending time outside with loved ones. Here are some tips to make BBQing as “green” as possible this summer!

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May 16, 2022

Right now, the majority of the country has no plan in place for storm related toxic chemical leaks. Improperly managed storage facilities can devastate a community’s drinking water.