Climate Change and Clean Energy

Climate change is impacting us. And it’s not good. Pollution from power plants and other sources is affecting our food, our air, and our water. It’s super-sizing things like hurricanes and droughts. If we don’t take action, it’s only going to get worse. 

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Don't let state legislators turn back progress on protecting the Great Lakes

On Monday Governor Whitmer took action to protect our Great Lakes, strengthen Michigan’s response to PFAS contamination, and bring Michigan into the US Climate Alliance.

Recent Actions

Thank Governor Whitmer for standing up for our water!

Join us in thanking Governor Whitmer for taking strong and immediate steps to protect our Great Lakes and address climate change by re-organizing the Department of Environmental Quality into the Department of Environment,

Bring offshore wind and onshore jobs to Maryland!

Tell the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to approve Maryland's offshore wind farms without unnecessary and harmful restrictions that could make the projects impossible to complete.

Say NO to a Gas Plant in Providence

We don't need a new Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) plant here in Providence and Mayor Elorza needs to stand with us to stop it!

Take Action: Fossil Fuel Moratorium

Sign the petition urging Governor Murphy to enact a moratorium on all fossil fuel infrastructure projects in New Jersey.

Press Releases

March 13, 2019

Clean Water Action joined AARP, the Anti-Poverty Network, small businesses and large industrial energy users to call on the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and Governor Murphy to protect ratepayers, public health, private property and the environment at a statehouse press conference following NJBPU’s monthly meeting this morning.

March 13, 2019

Clean Water Action joined representatives of health professionals and organizations from throughout the Delaware River Watershed with residents today to testify before the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC).

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. 

Climate Change and Clean Energy Blog Posts

March 20, 2019

Everywhere you looked a couple of weeks back, there was the Green New Deal, an ambitious proposal to transition the entire US economy to a framework of sustainability and economic justice. A resolution urging creation of a GND was launched last week by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and veteran Sen. Ed Markey, to enthusiastic fanfare from its legions of supporters—and ominous warnings of doom from the corporate center and ideological right.

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February 13, 2019

Today, Empower NJ released a new report​ documenting the devastating climate impacts of 13 fossil fuel projects in New Jersey.

January 18, 2019

Burning trash is not clean energy. When incinerators burn trash, they emit more greenhouse gasses per unit of energy generated than even coal, the dirtiest of fossil fuels. Unfortunately, Maryland currently subsidizes trash incinerators in our state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) - giving taxpayer money to the incinerators as if they are clean sources of energy like solar or wind.