News & Updates

Lance Event_NewJersey_Photo by Eric Benson
April 26, 2018

Westfield, NJ – Constituents of U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ Congressional District 7) and organizers from environmental, community and labor groups representing tens of thousands of voters in his district rallied outside the Congressman’s office today to demand that Lance cease supporting the Trump Administration’s attack on the environment, science and facts. The action comes on the heels of Earth Day.

Overflowing Garbage Can
April 25, 2018

Right now, streets, waterways, and coastlines across the San Francisco Bay Area are littered with plastic. Food containers, cups, cutlery, straws, bottle caps, wrappers, and other take-out food packaging have become all too common sights. Packaging waste and plastics designed for single use application and discarded after mere minutes are growing as a significant portion of the waste stream and recycling can’t keep up. According to the EPA, in 2014 over 33 million tons of plastic waste was generated, and only 9.5% was recycled. This plastic waste epidemic is a problem for not only creating blight in our communities from all the litter, but for our streams and oceans too -- 80% of plastics and trash that are in the ocean right now started as trash on the street or in a landfill. If we don’t stop this unnecessary consumption and disposal of single use plastics, there will be more plastic (by weight) in the ocean than fish by 2050.

Pennsylvania Capitol, photo: Clean Water Action
April 24, 2018

A Franklin & Marshall Poll found, 62% of Pennsylvanians think more should be done to address climate change and only 26% approve of how our state government has handled oil and gas development.

Yet we continue to see inaction from our legislature. That is why we’re organizing for measures to control methane, a greenhouse gas more 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide to our climate. A recent study shows methane emissions in Pennsylvania are five times higher than what industry is reporting.

David Zwick Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act
April 23, 2018

Please join the Center for the Study of Responsive Law, Clean Water Action and Friends of the Earth for a memorial gathering to honor the life and legacy of David Zwick.

Program starting at 4pm, Reception to follow (light food & refreshments)

Whether or not you are able to attend, please use our RSVP form so we can stay in touch and avoid duplicate messages.

April 23, 2018

Please RSVP and tell us more about your connection to David below.

Austin skyline / photo: (CC BY-NC 2.0)
April 23, 2018

Celebrate our 30 years in Texas at Clean Water Fund's annual Spring for Water party and fundraiser.

This year's Spring for Water will once again include appetizers, libations, music,  celebrity guests, and a silent auction. We'll also be honoring David Zwick, who founded Clean Water Fund and Clean Water Action. David passed away earlier this year after over 40 years of environmental organizing.

Minnesota State Capitol-Drew Geraets
April 21, 2018

The first half of Minnesota’s 2018 legislative session is complete and it has been made clear that some of our lawmakers are willing to put our environment and public health at risk. They have repeatedly voted to advance policies that ignore science and weaken protections for our land, air, and water.

These bills, which are on track to pass through the legislature, aim to:

April 20, 2018

"The time for talking is past," said Kim Gaddy, Environmental Justice Organizer for Clean Water Action. "This environmental justice  (EJ) executive order starts the process and the governor cannot move fast enough to adopt mandatory EJ measures across multiple agencies. We need to significantly reduce the cumulatively be pollution burdens and health impacts on New Jersey is most vulnerable-low income communities and communities of color."

Energy_OffshoreOil_Adobe Spark Image
April 20, 2018

Point Pleasant, NJ - On behalf of Clean Water Action a national organization and its nearly 1 million members nationwide with 100,000+ in the Garden State and in the coastal states of California, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia and District of Columbia, Clean Water Action applauds Governor Murphy for taking a tough stand against President Trump’s outlandish plan to open our ocean waters to offshore drilling  by signing the Shore Tourism and Ocean Protection (STOP) from Offshore Oil and Gas Act (S-258/A-839) into

April 19, 2018

Learn more about what we're fighting for in the California legislature in 2018!