Press Releases

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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.

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021

"Today is a good day. We look forward to working with Congress to ensure that the American Jobs Plan is just a downpayment -- if we really want to build back better, we need to go big."



Thursday, Mar 25, 2021

“Unchecked methane pollution from oil and gas operations is supercharging the climate crisis - putting our water at risk from more extreme weather, floods, drought, contamination and sea level rise."


Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021

Clean Air Moms Action ✶  Clean Water Action ✶  Defend Our Future ✶  Earthjustice ✶  EDF Action ✶ Greenpeace ✶ Interfaith Power & Light ✶ League of Conservation Voters ✶  National Wildlife Federation ✶ Natural Resources Defense Council ✶  Sierra Club ✶  The Wilderness Society

March 24, 2021