Press Releases

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2021

Drivers, advocates, unions, and civil rights groups announce Coalition to stop Uber/Big Gig’s $100M+ campaign to undermine civil rights, wages, and benefits of Mass. workers, urging the

companies to “follow the law.”

Friday, Jul 09, 2021

Massachusetts' breakthrough climate law took legal effect June 25, 90 days after it was signed by Gov. Charlie Baker. 

Thursday, Jul 01, 2021

"We applaud the House for including $45 billion in funding for lead service line replacement in the INVEST in America Act"

Thursday, Jul 01, 2021

"Today’s decision makes passing legislation to strengthen our democracy and buttress the freedom vote even more important."

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2021

HARRISBURG  – Today, leading state elected officials and members of the environmental community  held an event in Harrisburg calling for immediate action by Governor Wolf and the Department of Environmental Protection to close a loophole for low-producing wells in the state’s draft methane rule before the final form is brought to the Environmental Quality Board later this summer. The loophole would leave over half of the state’s 1.1 million tons of annual oil and gas methane pollution unchecked.

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2021

"Protecting our water and health depend on a robust democracy, in which all of our voices are heard. We will push Democrats to protect our freedom to vote and strengthen our elections, however they can."

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Thursday, Jun 10, 2021

At a public hearing held by the Allegheny County Health Department last night, Mon Valley residents urged ACHD to enact new rules to stop hazardous air pollution episodes in Allegheny County. Over 300 residents from the Mon Valley and Pittsburgh have submitted public comments to ACHD supporting a strong rule to make plants in the Mon Valley, like U.S. Steel, cut their pollution when air quality rises to dangerous levels.

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Wednesday, Jun 09, 2021

Washington DC -- Today the Biden administration announced its plan to safeguard water and communities across the nation by reconsidering the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule, which stripped certain streams and wetlands of Clean Water Act protection. 

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Thursday, Jun 03, 2021

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a virtual community roundtable in Pittsburgh on revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule.

“As we struggle to secure clean air and clean water for families here in the Central Valley, the last thing we need is irresponsible companies dumping their toxic water near our communities, endangering both water and air, and placing our families at risk.” said Jesus Alonso, Kern Community Organizer at Clean Water Fund and Clean Water Action. “This incredible victory is a testament to the power of community residents and allies working together to hold industry accountable and help families breathe a little easier.”