Press Releases

Friday, Nov 18, 2022

BOSTON–Late Thursday, November 17, 2022, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law An Act preserving open space in the Commonwealth (H.5381), also known as the Public Lands Preservation Act (PLPA), thus ending a more than two decade effort to codify a policy of “no net loss” of public land.

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Thursday, Nov 10, 2022

A group of 12 local, regional, and national land conservation and environmental organizations advocating on behalf of the Public Lands Preservation Act applaud the bill’s passage and urge Governor Baker to sign it.

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2022

For Immediate Release

Scientific studies, community stories, and a new report on environmental justice show that industrial meat- and dairy-production facilities harm public health and the environment, especially in communities of color, low-income communities, and under-resourced rural communities nationwide

Thursday, Oct 06, 2022

Michigan Representative Jack O’Malley claimed that he has not heard of polluter pay legislation and that no constituents have reached out to him. The bill has been introduced in both his two terms in the State House, and Clean Water Action has records that several of our members in his district have indeed sent emails requesting his support for polluter pay.

People rallying in front of Baltimore City Hall holding signs like "Pipes should work for People."
Wednesday, Oct 05, 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

Monday, Oct 03, 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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Wednesday, Sep 28, 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.

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Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022

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

Monday, Sep 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!
Tuesday, Sep 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”