News & Updates

Istock Nuclear Photo
April 18, 2019

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) in an expected, but nevertheless devastating and disappointing decision today caved to PSE&G graft and greed, profit and pressure with a needless max $300 million hand out.

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April 16, 2019

Trenton, NJ: Empower NJ - No Fossil Fuel Projects, a coalition of more than 70 environmental, community and faith groups dedicated to seeking a moratorium on all new fossil fuel projects as critical to fighting climate change, released the following guide in anticipation of the imminent release of the BPU’s proposed new Energy Master Plan (EMP).

More than 72,000 comments opposed to the Dirty Water Rule!
April 15, 2019

"EPA will try ignore this, but it can’t. The public doesn’t support its dangerous scheme to fundamentally change the Clean Water Act. Despite limiting comment on the most aggressive attack on protections for clean water since the Clean Water Act was passed in 1972 to a paltry 60 days, Americans are unified in opposition to the Dirty Water Rule."

April 15, 2019

“In light of this decision, the Trump administration should immediately abandon efforts to weaken these vital safeguards at the behest of industry,” said Jennifer Peters, Water Programs Director at Clean Water Action. “Coal plants are the top polluters of toxic waste into our nation’s waters—including drinking water sources—and it’s long past time they stopped putting our health and environment in jeopardy in order to maximize their own profits.”

trash on a beach
April 12, 2019

We're looking for passionate and outgoing volunteers to survey 400 San Mateo County food businesses to support a future policy that will reduce the volume of litter and waste in your community. 

Please use the links below to register for one of the four two-hour training sessions being offered:

Swampy and Bernhardt
April 11, 2019

Washington, D.C. -- Today the Senate confirmed former oil and gas industry lobbyist, David Bernhardt, to be Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI). Bernhardt has faced numerous ethics challenges during his time at DOI, that is unlikely to change now that he is permanent secretary.

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

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April 10, 2019

The Murphy Administration's State of the NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU) address today left more questions than answers according to Clean Water Action. 

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April 9, 2019

Trenton, NJ - Clean Water Action joined with over 70 organizations in calling for the resignation of NJ’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) Board. This demand is clearly in order based on state audit findings (January 2019) detailing long term corruption, lack of accountability and transparency of the Authority.

Toxic for People & Planet projected on BRESCO by the Backbone Campaign
April 8, 2019

The Maryland General Assembly has passed the Clean Energy Jobs Act, requiring that Maryland reach 50% renewable energy by 2030. While we support urgent, transformative action to fight the climate crisis, the bill increases the amount of money available to subsidize burning trash for energy. Since 2011, trash incineration has received the same “clean energy” credits as truly renewable sources like wind and solar. However, unlike wind and solar, trash incineration produces significant air pollution that impacts nearby communities and greenhouse gasses that contribute to climate change.

Mackinac Bridge
April 7, 2019

In early March, Governor Whitmer announced her first state budget proposal. Much of the press coverage of Governor Whitmer’s budget so far has focused on her proposal to increase the gas tax by 45 cents per gallon ovcritical road infrastructure investments. The focus on a single aspect of the budget has resulted in several key components of the budget proposal, which would have significant impacts on our water, being neglected.