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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Clean Water Action Conference: Apply as a Sponsor or Green Vendor

Apply as a sponsor or green vendor at Clean Water Action's 33rd annual conference taking place Saturday, June 8th at Wardlaw-Hartridge in Edison, NJ.

Recent Actions

Tell the Health Department to stop operating in secrecy!

Allegheny County Health Department must be more transparent and accountable to the residents of Allegheny County, not the industries that do us harm. Tell them to close the loopholes.

Making Oil and Gas Pay for Climate Change Pollution

Climate Change is already impacting residents and businesses in our state. Stronger storms are causing increased flooding of residences and businesses and warming waters are decimating lobster and flounder populations.

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.

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.

Press Releases

April 9, 2019

The Maryland General Assembly has passed the Clean Energy Jobs Act, requiring that Maryland reach 50% renewable energy by 2030.

April 3, 2019

In Response to NJDEP’s Electric Vehicle Announcement, Clean Water Action's State Director Amy Goldsmith issued the following statement.

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.

Climate Change and Clean Energy Blog Posts

Youth Climate Strike in Boston
April 3, 2019

On March 15, young people all over the world gathered together to protest the lack of action in the fight against climate change. The Youth Climate Strike highlighted the urgency of climate change and reminded leaders that the decisions they make will impact the futures of our generation.

Belridge oil field. Credit Sarah Craig
March 28, 2019

New analysis finds big impacts in oil producing states

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.