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. 

The Shenango Coke Works site

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!

Recent Actions

Action Alert - Energize New Jersey

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

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.

Making Oil and Gas Pay for Climate Change Pollution

Climate Change is already impacting residents and businesses in our state. Stronger storms are causing increased flooding of residences and businesses and warming waters are decimating lobster and flounder populations.

Urge the EPA to act on Sulfur Dioxide Pollution and protect Michigan’s air!

In order to protect communities where state government fails, the EPA is responsible for implementing plans to meet national standards regarding sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution.

Press Releases

October 3, 2017

BOSTON – Renters and low-income communities can benefit from solar energy, but state policies are standing in the way.

August 23, 2017

LANSING – Clean air and water advocates today applauded a settlement agreement announced by the Sierra Club requiring the Lansing Board of Water & Light to shut down the Erickson coal-fired generating station by 2025 for violating the Federal Clean Air Act.

July 24, 2017

Groups bring petitions to doorsteps of four state governors and Army Corps in Week of Speaking Out July 24 through 28

Climate Change and Clean Energy Blog Posts

Maria Belen Power - Chelsea GreenRoots, Andrea Nyamekye - Neighbor to Neighbor, Madeleine Scammell - BUSPH
October 25, 2017

Photo: Maria Belen Power - Chelsea GreenRoots (center), Andrea Nyamekye - Neighbor to Neighbor (left), Madeleine Scammell - BUSPH (right) testify at environmental justice hearing

Solar panels, blue sky. Photo credit: epicurean / iStock
October 24, 2017

It's clear that there’s a need for fresh thinking about the politics of energy in Connecticut.

Matewan Massacre marker, Matewan, WV. photo: NDB
October 23, 2017

If we want to shift our energy future and protect our water and climate, then we will need to go head-to-head with the fossil fuel industry. History reveals this is possible.