Press Releases

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Thursday, Aug 15, 2019

Clean Water Action State Director, Amy Goldsmith, testified at the joint annual meeting of the Senate Environment and Energy Committee and Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee. This year’s hearing focused on the state of recycling in New Jersey.

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019

Today, the City of Boston announced a set of recommendations that will bring the city into the zero waste economy, moving away from a polluting waste system and creating good jobs for local residents.

Monday, Aug 12, 2019

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Clean Water Action’s ReThink Disposable program has completed a hugely successful two-year project in Alameda to “unpackage” the city by helping local food businesses dramatically reduce single-use disposables.

Thursday, Aug 08, 2019

Members of the Environmental Justice (EJ) community, community leaders, youth, supportive elected officials and progressive advocates called on the Murphy Administration to make major strengthening changes to NJ's Draft 2019 Energy Master Plan (EMP).

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Wednesday, Aug 07, 2019

We appreciate many elements of Worcester’s proposed Clean City Program that will educate the public, create new waste programs, and reduce litter in the city.  However, the provision to mandate clear plastic bags for recycling is not going to reduce waste--in fact it is wasteful--and there is little empirical evidence to justify its inclusion.  

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019

The following statement can be attributed to Sean McBrearty, Michigan Campaign Organizer, Clean Water Action:

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019

Sanger, CA — The Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund Coalition released the following statement today from Phoebe Seaton, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability; Jonathan Nelson, Policy Director, Community Water Center; and Jennifer Clary, Water Programs Manager, Clean Water Action after Governor Newsom signed an urgency bill that, along with the budget bill passed on June 13, will deliver $1.4 billion over 11 years to finally realize California’s promise of safe water for all: 

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019

Clean Water Action today applauded Senator Cory Booker and Congressman Raul Ruiz for reintroducing the Environmental Justice Act. 

Friday, Jul 19, 2019

Clean Water Action State Director, Amy Goldsmith, released the following statement this morning in response to Governor Murphy signing S3207 / A4821 (Smith/Vainieri Huttle) late yesterday to amend the 2007 Global Warming Response Act.

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Monday, Jul 15, 2019

The draft EMP is potentially the most holistic energy master plan to transition us to a green economy but without more details and stopping new frack gas projects it will utterly fail to achieve the governors 100% clean energy goals and global warming response act mandates.