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.

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Addressing Environmental Justice in PA

A package of bills was introduced in the General Assembly to help address this issue and uplift Environmental Justice communities. Email your state legislator today and tell them to support these bills

Recent Actions

Minnesota Needs Sustainable, Healthy, & Informed Grocery Shopping Options

We all need to eat, and our collective choices in the food we purchase can make a big impact on the health of our environment - for bad and for good.

Support HB1033: Bring Justice 40 Home to Maryland

Let's put frontline communities at the front of the line.

Reclaim Renewable Energy in Maryland

Take Action! Tell the General Assembly that it’s time to #ReclaimRenewable and put our renewable energy money where our mouth is.

 

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.

Environmental Justice Blog Posts

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November 23, 2022

On Saturday, November 19, 2022, Labor and Environmental Justice Advocates & Organizers, community stakeholders, small businesses, and representatives of youth and young professionals groups, rallied within Weequahic Park in the South Ward of Newark, New Jersey to celebrate the recent defeat of Amazon and to bring attention to the adverse impacts of Amazon’s Black Friday campaigns, how this hurts small businesses, workers and local communities like the South Ward of Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey. 

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October 13, 2022

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, I wanted to take the time to highlight how environmental problems look different for U.S. Latines based on my interviews with 42 Latine adults living in different cities including Miami, New York City, and San Antonio. 

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October 13, 2022

We’re doing a happy dance! Next week, we are celebrating our 50th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act - which our founder, the late David Zwick, helped to craft and pass in 1972.