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December 8, 2021

Polluters should have no place in Maryland's Renewable Portfolio Standard.

Did you know that Maryland calls burning trash and chicken poop or manufacturing methane "renewable energy"? Join us to hear from Maryland leaders fighting against trash incinerators, working for real zero waste and real renewable energy! Maryland needs to put our money into wind and solar power - not false solutions like trash incinerators.

December 3, 2021

USA TODAY spent a year investigating how climate change is exacerbating overflows, parsing through national rainfall data and reports of spilled sewage in dozens of states and cities. It found that, across the board, communities saddled with these systems now face harder and more frequent rainfalls that can lead to even more toxic spills.

“It’s not even theoretical, they’re already experiencing an increase in rainfall,” said Becky Hammer, deputy director for federal water policy at the Natural Resources Defense Council. “And their plans were not designed to accommodate it.”

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November 29, 2021

Join our Clean Water Week of Giving happening Dec 13-17 in Connecticut! Donate today.

November 19, 2021

"The Senate must act now, pass the Build Back Better Act, and deliver on the priorities the public has demanded for years."

November 18, 2021

"The Administration must finalize a robust policy that ensures all communities have clean drinking water sources and water bodies that are safe for swimming and fishing."


November 11, 2021

Clean Water Action organizers were on hand to celebrate Governor Murphy’s announcement that he is issuing an Executive Order to reduce New Jersey’s greenhouse gas emissions to 50% of their 2006 levels by the year 2030. The announcement took place with a backdrop of construction vehicles as workers continued to install the nation’s largest solar farm on reclaimed landfill.

Picture of plastic waste (spoon and fork) on beach. Caption: Water Action Wednesday, ReThink Disposable
November 8, 2021

Join our Clean Water Action Minnesota team on December 8th at 7 PM CST for a discussion on the relationship between plastic pollution and climate change, how we're working to ReThink Disposable, and how you can help!

This is the seventh in our Minnesota Water Action Wednesday series of townhall briefings. See the full calendar and watch previous events at


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November 4, 2021

CalGEM (the state agency that regulates oil and gas production) and the Governor’s office have proposed new oil and gas public health rules. They have proposed a 3200-foot setback from new oil and gas wells to protect frontline communities. This is huge -- but we have to make sure the proposal is finalized.

November 3, 2021

“Reform the filibuster now. It’s the only way to move forward"

November 2, 2021

“Until we transition away from oil and gas completely, we need the strongest possible rules to limit the harm to our climate and communities from this polluting industry."