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2018 Elections: A Fight for Clean Water

July 31, 2018

Clean Water Action offices will engage on key state and local races in all our states, seeking to protect pro-environmental majorities where they exist and flip control of chambers currently with anti-environmental majorities. Below are our priority federal races. We'll work on dozens of other state, local, and federal races in the fall of 2018.


Environmentalists Rally to Save the Pinelands

October 22, 2018

Today, Clean Water Action joined the Pinelands Preservation Alliance and other environmental groups on the steps of the capitol for a Rally to Protect the Pinelands, presenting thousands of petitions to Governor Murphy urging him to reform the Pinelands Commission. 

Clean Water Action: Say Goodbye to the Oyster Creek Nuke and Hello to Offshore Wind

September 17, 2018

Today’s anticipated decision by the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to issue an RFP for 1100 MW of offshore wind proves the future of clean energy is here and now.

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E Day at the State House

October 15, 2018


Trenton, NJ – The Senate Environment Committee passed SCR134, a proposal to amend the New Jersey Constitution's Declaration of Rights to include environmental rights. This is an important first step to ensure every person has a right to a clean and healthy environment, including pure water, clean air, and ecologically healthy habitats, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic, and esthetic qualities of the environment in New Jersey.

Clean Water Action’s Statement on Newark’s decision to provide water filters to residents with lead service lines

October 12, 2018

“To get the job done right, distributing free filters to residents is not enough. It has to be coupled not only with correct installation, ongoing public education, funds and confirmation of regular filter replacements,”

NJ Kim Gaddy on the panel at a California climate conference

Global Climate Action Summit in California

September 18, 2018

Clean Water Action's NJ Environmental Justice Organizer, Kim Gaddy, joined other eloquent speakers at the Global Climate Action Summit in California.