Press Releases

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Clean Water Action supports NJ Senate Bill 3688 and thanks Senators Stephen Sweeney (D-Camden) and Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) for introducing this legislation to stop warehouse sprawl and protect open space in the Garden State. 

Kim Gaddy Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award 2021
Friday, May 07, 2021

New Jersey - For the 25th Anniversary of the Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award, an outstanding group of 24 Honorees were recognized from across the state of New Jersey, this year virtually. Among them was Clean Water Action’s very own New Jersey Environmental Justice Director, Kim Gaddy. Ms. Gaddy along with other individuals were selected by the Advisory Board out of a pool of 330+ nominations submitted in 2020 and 2021.

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021

Washington, DC -- On the eve of the Biden administration’s hundredth day in office, President Biden gave a joint address to Congress.

Clean Water Action’s National Campaigns Director, Lynn Thorp, released the following statement:

Friday, Apr 23, 2021

Oakland -- Today, Governor Newsom announced that he is directing state agencies to develop a plan to phase out oil production in California by 2045 and to ban fracking by 2025.

Clean Water Action's Kern County Organizer, Jesus Alonso, released the following statement:

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Friday, Apr 23, 2021

Today, Clean Water Action is pleased to name Priscilla De La Cruz, Erika Niedowski, Senator Dawn Euer, RI House Majority Leader Chris Blazejewski, and Representative Lauren Carson as their 2021 Environmental Champions.

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Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021

“We are glad that some measure of justice was served and we hope that this verdict will bring some accountability to those who murdered George Floyd."


Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021

“We can only imagine the grief of Daunte Wright’s family and community. We join them in grief  and solidarity, and demand justice for Daunte."

Friday, Apr 09, 2021

Washington DC -- The Biden administration today released its budget request for discretionary spending.

Clean Water Action President and CEO, Bob Wendelgass, released the following response:

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Thursday, Apr 01, 2021

23 local elected officials from throughout Allegheny County signed a joint letter sent to Dr. Debra Bogen, Director of the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), asking for improvements in proposed new air quality rules currently under consideration.

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021

“This proposal would concentrate too much power in the hands of a single position – the mayor -- while reducing the power of council members who are elected by district,” said David Foster, Clean Water Action’s State Director.