Press Releases

Thursday, Feb 13, 2020

"This package is a cynical attempt to greenwash oil production, gas and coal-fired powerplants and avoid taking meaningful steps to reduce carbon emissions."



Lansing -- The Trump administration today released its Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal. It contains historic cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and programs that Michigan relies on to protect water and health. The budget proposes reducing $28 million in water infrastructure funding for Michigan from the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds.

Mary Brady- Enerson, Clean Water Action’s Michigan Director, released the following response:

"Trump’s budget proposal is like the rest of his administration --  bad news for our water, for our climate, and for our communities "


Monday, Feb 10, 2020

In advance of today's scheduled Senate vote, a broad alliance of progressive and labor groups led by Clean Water Action, Ironbound Community Corporation, and New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance submitted the following letter to members of the NJ Senate in support of the Food Waste Recycling Bill (S865)

Monday, Feb 10, 2020

“From increasing funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to standing up against the Trump administration’s dirty water agenda, and making Enbridge Energy officials publicly answer for their inability to protect the Great Lakes from a Line 5 oil spill, Gary Peters has been a true fighter for the waters that define our state," said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. "We know that Senator Peters will continue to stand up to corporate polluters and advocate for our water in Michigan during his next term,” concluded Brady-Enerson.

Tuesday, Feb 04, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 31, 2020 – Ahead of President Trump’s State of the Union address on February 4th, national environmental groups agree: no administration has been worse for our environment or our nation's public health than this one. The President is expected to greenwash his unprecedented assault on kids’ health and our great outdoors during his address. 

10 leading national organizations offered the following statement:

Monday, Feb 03, 2020

“It’s time to do things differently,” said Sean McBrearty, Clean Water Action’s Michigan Legislative and Policy Director.

Thursday, Jan 23, 2020

"Donald Trump and Andrew Wheeler are stripping protections from streams and wetlands to pad the profits of fossil fuel companies, developers, and other corporate polluters."

Sunday, Jan 19, 2020

Washington, D.C. -- Today, during his address to the American Farm Bureau Federation convention, President Trump highlighted EPA’s rollbacks of water protections, which would strip Clean Water Act protections from more than half the nation’s remaining wetlands and millions of miles of streams that feed drinking water sources throughout the country.

Clean Water Action President and CEO, Bob Wendelgass, responded:

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020

Washington, D.C. -- Today Clean Water Action published a first of its kind report evaluating Clean Water Act regulation and oversight of oil and gas wastewater discharges by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and states. The report found significant gaps in scientific knowledge, oversight, and regulation that leaves rivers, streams, wetlands, and lakes, including drinking water sources, vulnerable to pollution.