Press Releases

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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.

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."

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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 18, 2018

"This is a big win for our water. Invasive species like Zebra Mussels jeopardize the health of our waters, damage our infrastructure, and impact businesses across the nation -- costing our economy billions of dollars annually."

April 18, 2018

Edison, NJ--First Lady Tammy Murphy will keynote Clean Water Action's 32nd annual conference, "Rise Up, Persist & Win," happening  Saturday, April 28th, 9 am - 5 pm, at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, NJ.

April 18, 2018

"EPA has no authority to create a polluter loophole that does not exist in the language of the Clean Water Act. But Scott Pruitt is going to try anyway because the special interests who call the shots in the Trump administration asked him to. The Senate EPW committee has to see through this transparent attack on one of our bedrock laws and hold Pruitt accountable if he tries to gut the Clean Water Act."

April 13, 2018

"This is a heartless bill that will undermine the safety net, especially food security, and set back years of effort to protect drinking water from pollution from industrial agriculture. It is more focused on padding the pockets of billionaires and improving the bottom-lines of corporate polluters than it is on public health, conservation, or supporting families and communities. It puts water at risk by rolling-back conservation programs."

April 11, 2018

Trenton, NJ -- Today, Clean Water Action joined a broad coalition of business, community, and environmental groups at a Statehouse press conference to speak out about the nuclear subsidy bill, S877 (Sweeney, D-Gloucester).

March 29, 2018

On March 28, 2018 Mayor Catherine Pugh signed the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition, protecting Baltimoreans from an increase in dangerous crude-by-rail traffic and positioning Baltimore as a national leader on climate action.

March 22, 2018

"For once this Congress listened to the public and said 'No' to President Trump. Trump's budget proposal was an attack on our water, public health, and communities throughout the country. This will ensure that EPA can continue to partner with states to safeguard drinking water and other vital water resources."