News & Updates

March 11, 2019

"The BRESCO trash incinerator, in my neighborhood, has received $10 million worth of subsidies in the past six years paid for by Maryland rate payers," said Jennifer Krunze, Maryland program organizer for Clean Water Action. Money advocates point out that could have gone to help promote clean energy sources such as wind and solar power.

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March 11, 2019

We need volunteers to survey San Mateo residents and businesses to help us gather data that will be used to reduce the volume of litter and waste in San Mateo.  This is an exciting and important volunteer opportunity for anyone interested in environmental organizing, source reduction, and civic engagement. 

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March 8, 2019

Clean Water Action endorses Pam Iovino in the State Senate, District 37 special election. Pam’s 23 years of public service makes her uniquely qualified to be your state senator.

Thanks to your support last year we created a green wave that elected a slate of state legislature candidates who are already charting new paths for environmental protection in Harrisburg. And now you have a unique opportunity on April 2nd to keep that momentum going.

Barton Spring. photo courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey.
March 6, 2019

It's time to celebrate our community and our fight for clean water once again!

Please join us at Clean Water Fund's “2019 Spring for Water Birthday Bash” at the Charles Page Zilker Club House. We expect a huge crowd to join us for an evening of live music, refreshments, an eclectic silent auction, and the coolest view of our Austin skyline!  Guests will include elected officials, sponsors and community volunteers. We are raising funds to promote water conservation and would love your support again.

March 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. –  On March 6th, 2019, the State Water Board will convene a special informational hearing about PFAS, a family of thousands of toxic chemicals, most famously used in nonstick coatings, moisture-proof textiles, and firefighting foams. The hearing will include regulators, dischargers, and public advocates. Thus far, California has had 455 PFAS detections in drinking water sources, which is the highest of any state.

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March 5, 2019

Clean Water Action's NJ State Director, Amy Goldsmith, released the following statement in response to Governor Murphy's proposed budget released this afternoon.

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March 4, 2019

People and industry use tens of thousands of chemicals. A vast array of these chemicals have been found in our environment, where we consider them contaminants of emerging concern or CECs. Most of these CECs have not been fully evaluated for the risks they might pose to the environment— or to our health.

February 28, 2019

Washington, D.C. -- Today the Senate voted to confirm Andrew Wheeler’s nomination as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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

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February 28, 2019

Clean Water Action sang the praises of today's overnight news that the owner of the BL England (aka Beasley Point) power plant in Ocean City has decided to retire it instead of continuing with a controversial plan to try and convert if from dirty coal to equally problematic frack gas power. 

February 27, 2019

(Kansas City, Kansas)-- Today, stakeholders held a press conference to call on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect clean water and abandon its proposed Dirty Water Rule, the latest in the agency’s relentless efforts to rollback critical protections and make it easier for industry to endanger our kids and communities without any accountability.

Quotes and videos can be found below. Full statements are available via email.