News & Updates

People rallying in front of Baltimore City Hall holding signs like "Pipes should work for People."
October 5, 2022

BALTIMORE, MD - Blue Water Baltimore and Clean Water Action released a new report on Wednesday calling on the Department of Public Works (DPW) to expand and improve Baltimore City’s two sewage backup assistance programs: the Expedited Reimbursement Program (ERP), which provides limited financial reimbursem

No Line 5 Oil Tunnel
October 5, 2022

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is continuing work on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Great Lakes Tunnel permit.

This third event is one of many opportunities to add your voice to this process. The USACE is determining the scope of the EIS - what should they consider studying to determine how the proposed Enbridge oil tunnel for Line 5 will impact the environment? There are many concerns, including:

October 3, 2022

Clean Water Action, NRDC, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners


Sacramento – In a win for current and future public health in California, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law AB 1817, the Safer Clothes and Textiles Act, which will curb the flow of toxic PFAS chemicals into Californians’ clothes, bodies, and environments.

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September 29, 2022

Environmental justice advocates and their allies scored a huge victory late this afternoon when Senate Majority Leader Schumer and Senator Manchin announced they withdrew the dirty pipeline deal from the must pass budget bill to fund the federal government this week.

James Florio-Wikimedia Commons Image
September 27, 2022

The power and conviction of Jim Florio to do what was right for people and environment extended far beyond New Jersey.

September 26, 2022

Clean Water Action announced today their endorsement of Seth Magaziner for Congress in Rhode Island’s 2nd district.

Tell REI to phase out PFAS chemicals from its products!
September 20, 2022

Spanning 12 cities in 11 states, REI customers will deliver a petition with more than 130,000 signatures demanding action on PFAS “forever chemicals”

PA-A shared vision-report cover
September 16, 2022

Clean Water Action came together with allied organizations across Pennsylvania to develop “PDF icon A Shared Vision for Pennsylvania’s Environment and Communities”.

September 16, 2022

Sewage backs up into homes in Baltimore thousands of times per year - sometimes caused by tree root intrusion, sometimes caused by rainstorms overwhelming the sewer and stormwater pipes, and sometimes caused by clogs and debris in the city-maintained pipes under the street. For too long, too many residents have been left without help when sewer backups happen in their homes through no fault of their own. 

September 14, 2022

After one of the strongest environmental legislative sessions in Rhode Island history, primary night saw even more environmental champions endorsed by Clean Water Action win their races.