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. 

Maintain MInnesota's Nuclear Moratorium, take action for a clean energy future

Defend Minnesota's Nuclear Power Moratorium

Legislators in the Minnesota House and Senate have once again introduced legislation to lift the moratorium on the construction of nuclear power plants in this state, continuing to embrace the idea that nuclear energy is c

Recent Actions

Sign the Petition for Energy Efficiency Justice

Tell Governor Charlie Baker, Lt Governor Polito, and Environmental Secretary Katie Theohorides to act on energy justice today! 

Oppose the wastewater permit for Killingly fracked gas power plant

On April 27, the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced plans to give the proposed Killingly fracked gas power plant a permit to discharge up to 90,000 gallons of wastewater daily.

Protect Solar Power!

The Board of the Pedernales Electric Co-op recently voted to impose new fees on customers who want to put solar panels on their homes, and also voted to pay both new and existing solar customers less money for the energy t

Take Action: Beach, Clean Water and Green Economy Bond

Urge your Rhode Island State Representatives to prioritize the Beach, Clean Water, and Green Economy bond when they reconvene.

Climate Change and Clean Energy Blog Posts

Minnesota State Capitol
April 6, 2021

The Minnesota Legislature has been in session since January 6th, without many final actions to show for the time spent. In the past 12 weeks there has been a flurry of activity in the House and Senate, although from the perspective of clean water there are stark contrasts between the directions that they are headed in the remaining weeks until they adjourn on May 16th.

Senate

March 23, 2021

Statement for Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee on A2783

March 15, 2021

Clean Water Action thanks the committee for the opportunity to comment on A2783 and Assemblyman Stanley and Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle for sponsoring this bill. Clean Water Action supports the bill directing the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to develop guidelines for state and local government purchases to be more environmentally sustainable.

Massachusetts Youth Climate Strike
March 19, 2021

In a saga that has been playing out since the close of 2020, this week, both chambers of the Massachusetts legislature passed the Next-Generation Roadmap Climate bill with its vital environmental justice reforms intact! Thank you to Clean Water's members and allies for all the calls, letters, emails, and tweets that helped push our legislative leaders to stand firm. A particular shout out to our youngest members for speaking up for their generation who will be most impacted by our actions today to fight the climate crisis -- we all need to act urgently with YOUR future in mind.