In honor of Clean Water Action's 50th birthday, we are lifting up voices and stories in the Clean Water movement through #CleanWater50Stories. Our story is the story of everyday people who have used their power to make a difference to create a healthier and greener future for all.
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.
These past few weeks you may have come across a petition that intends to repeal a new state bill, SB 1137. These petitioners have claimed that it will ruin the economy by hiking up gas prices, costing Californians jobs, and other fear mongering rhetoric. The truth is that oil and gas companies are trying to repeal a law that would ensure the safety and health of Californians before it can go into effect.
How we think about water infrastructure is about to change! Last year President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law.
Building the Just Transition to Offshore Wind in Salem
We can and should do more to put the Clean Water Act to work to protect our drinking water. That’s where the Source Water Collaborative comes in.
When Dana Nessel was sworn in as Michigan’s Attorney General in January of 2019, an era of overdue reform and renewed advocacy for the people of Michigan began. For years before, the Attorney General’s office had largely served to protect corporate interests at the expense of Michigan residents and the natural resources on which we all rely.
There are less than two weeks until the midterm election! Every election is important, and this one will be pivotal in the fight for clean water, protecting democracy, and environmental justice. With every single State House and State Senate seat up for election, as well as statewide elections for governor and lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, and state auditor, this will be a huge opportunity to shift the balance of power in Minnesota. By electing environmental champions, we can push through important issues to protect water, climate, and people.
I’m Eric Benson, Clean Water Action’s NJ Campaigns Director. I’ve been in the advocacy business for a long time, but I have a confession to make. When I was in college I was a bad voter, I just didn’t show up. Knowing what I know now though, every election feels more important than the last. And right now, I’m feeling like the soul of a country and the fate of our planet are on the ballot this November.