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.

Shared solar panels on top of a multifamily apartment building.

Protect Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve: Fix ZTA 20-01

Right now, the Montgomery County Council is poised to vote on Zoning Text Amendment 20-01, a bill to open the Agricultural Reserve to industrial solar development.

Recent Actions

End Michigan Water Shutoffs Now!

In light of the current public health crisis, access to clean water and sanitation services for the health and safety of our communities should be the top priority.

Allegheny County Deserves Clean Air!

Over this past Christmas, residents in the Mon Valley suffered from nearly a week of unhealthy air pollution levels – violating federal Clean Air Act standards. The main culprit was the U.S.

Environmental Justice Blog Posts

Chesapeake Regional Director Stacia Turner
December 10, 2020

Introducing Stacia Turner, Clean Water Action's new Chesapeake Regional Director!

December 9, 2020

Maryland’s legislative session ended early for the first time since the Civil War this year, because of COVID-19. This meant that the only piece of legislation we were working on that passed was the ban on chlorpyrifos. Governor Hogan vetoed the chlorpyrifos ban, opting for regulations instead. Regulations can be undone with the stroke of a single pen, which is why Clean Water likes strong legislative language!

Plant-based diets are healthy for you and the planet.
November 19, 2020

How to transition towards a plant-based diet to reduce your water footprint & eat healthier for yourself and the planet

In recent years, many people have started to pay attention to the science that shows the harmful effects that their heavy meat diets have on the land, animals, and water usage. A plant based diet --consisting of foods derived from plants – is generally found to be better for your health and the planet.  A plant based diet includes vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, and fruits - with little to no animal products.