Press Releases

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Wednesday, May 04, 2022

BOSTON--Silent Spring Institute published a peer-reviewed article today that details how widespread per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are in children’s products, including clothes, bedding, and furnishings. In response, the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow, a coalition of 60 environmental and public health nonprofits, called upon Massachusetts state legislators to pass pending bills that would  protect Massachusetts’ children from PFAS and other toxic chemicals.

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Thursday, Apr 28, 2022

In a huge victory for public health, the Rhode Island House voted today to pass H7438 which bans toxic PFAS and heavy metals in packaging including food packaging.

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2022

Clean Water Action members and supporters now have access to a unique ESG-screened investor cash management account with the flexibility to save, invest, and spend in alignment with values of environmental sustainability.

Trenton, NJ -- EmpowerNJ issued the following statement and released the attached report estimating that New Jersey’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have increased by up to 19% from 6 major fossil fuel expansion projects approved by the Murphy Administration over the past 4 years and have the potential to increase an additional 38% if 7 pending projects are approved and completed during his 2nd term.[1

PROVIDENCE – Today, Clean Water Action is excited to announce their 2022 Environmental Champions: Kate Michaud, Liza Burkin, Attorney General Peter Neronha, and former Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott. Additionally, Meg Kerr is this year’s recipient of the David R. Gerraughty Award for Lifetime Commitment to the Environment.

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Tuesday, Apr 12, 2022

Just in time for Earth Day, Pittsburgh City Council unanimously passed a ban on wasteful single-use plastic bags. 

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Thursday, Apr 07, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the historic confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court, a broad coalition of environmental, climate, and public health advocacy groups jointly celebrate the Senate’s decision.   

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Tuesday, Mar 22, 2022

Several bills this session address water-related issues

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Thursday, Mar 24, 2022

Restaurant Brands International commits to eliminating PFAS in food packaging by 2025 in all stores worldwide including Burger King, Tim Hortons, and Popeyes

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2022

LANSING- Today, Clean Water Action  and Sierra Club Michigan Chapter announced their endorsement of Jocelyn Benson for Secretary of State