Environmental Justice

Clean Water Action works with partners across the country to address the environmental injustice that disproportionately impacts Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color.

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Addressing Environmental Justice in PA

A package of bills was introduced in the General Assembly to help address this issue and uplift Environmental Justice communities. Email your state legislator today and tell them to support these bills

Recent Actions

Our Priorities: Virginia’s Biennial Budget

Voice your support and contact your legislator to pass a budget that prioritizes Virginia’s conservation programs and water and transit infrastructure. Take action.

Demand a Cleaner and More Just Transportation System for CT

Send a letter to your legislators today in order to ensure this transportation program supports cleaner air, greater decision-making power, and high-quality jobs for those who need it most.

Support Environmental Justice For All

Please ask your Representative to co-sponsor and support the Environmental Justice for All Act!

Tell Congress: Protect the Great Lakes & the People Who Depend on Them!

Last year, Congress made important progress on protecting the Great Lakes with the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021.

Environmental Justice Blog Posts

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November 23, 2022

On Saturday, November 19, 2022, Labor and Environmental Justice Advocates & Organizers, community stakeholders, small businesses, and representatives of youth and young professionals groups, rallied within Weequahic Park in the South Ward of Newark, New Jersey to celebrate the recent defeat of Amazon and to bring attention to the adverse impacts of Amazon’s Black Friday campaigns, how this hurts small businesses, workers and local communities like the South Ward of Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey. 

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October 13, 2022

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, I wanted to take the time to highlight how environmental problems look different for U.S. Latines based on my interviews with 42 Latine adults living in different cities including Miami, New York City, and San Antonio. 

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October 13, 2022

We’re doing a happy dance! Next week, we are celebrating our 50th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act - which our founder, the late David Zwick, helped to craft and pass in 1972.