News & Updates

February 10, 2020

"Trump’s budget proposal is like the rest of his administration --  bad news for our water, for our climate, and for our communities "


February 10, 2020

In advance of today's scheduled Senate vote, a broad alliance of progressive and labor groups led by Clean Water Action, Ironbound Community Corporation, and New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance submitted the following letter to members of the NJ Senate in support of the Food Waste Recycling Bill (S865)

February 10, 2020

“From increasing funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to standing up against the Trump administration’s dirty water agenda, and making Enbridge Energy officials publicly answer for their inability to protect the Great Lakes from a Line 5 oil spill, Gary Peters has been a true fighter for the waters that define our state," said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. "We know that Senator Peters will continue to stand up to corporate polluters and advocate for our water in Michigan during his next term,” concluded Brady-Enerson.

Dark Waters poster
February 5, 2020

Join Clean Water Action and the Healthy Legacy Coalition for a free screening of the critically acclaimed drama “Dark Waters.” 

This important film chronicles the true story of attorney Rob Billot’s investigation into PFAS chemical contamination originating from DuPont facilities in West Virginia.

February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 31, 2020 – Ahead of President Trump’s State of the Union address on February 4th, national environmental groups agree: no administration has been worse for our environment or our nation's public health than this one. The President is expected to greenwash his unprecedented assault on kids’ health and our great outdoors during his address. 

10 leading national organizations offered the following statement:

February 3, 2020

“It’s time to do things differently,” said Sean McBrearty, Clean Water Action’s Michigan Legislative and Policy Director.

January 30, 2020

A group of state delegates introduced a package of bills designed to clean up the state of Maryland with a goal of creating a pathway to zero waste. The package of legislation is built on the recommendations of a yearlong task force. The key question they wanted to answer is, How do we dig ourselves out of this mess?

PFAS plume
January 29, 2020

After you submit your comment, RSVP for a special screening of the documentary “No Defense: The U.S. Government’s War on Water”.  This film explores how the PFAS crisis came to light in Oscoda, MI and how the U.S. military has failed to protect human health and the environment.  Join us Wednesday, February 19th at 7pm at the Michigan Theatre (603 East Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI) and learn what you can do to make a difference..


January 27, 2020

Clean Water Action has been working to protect Maryland's water and air for 40 years. We couldn't do it without you - and it's time to celebrate!

Minnesota Department of Health
January 24, 2020

The Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) Initiative at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is funded by Minnesota's Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. The amendment expanded or accelerated important water improvement and protection activities around the state like the CEC Initiative.