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

Reclaim Renewable Energy in Maryland!

Tell your legislators to stop "renewable energy" subsidies propping up polluters in our communities.

Support the Transportation Equity Act!

The Transportation Equity Act, sponsored by Delegate Sheila Ruth and Senator Jill Carter, is a critical tool for building a transportation system in Maryland that allows everyone to thrive.

Stop polluters from evading the new environmental justice law! Write Governor Murphy

Write the governor a letter today telling him to issue an executive order that directs the DEP not to issue permits for facilities in overburdened, environmental justice communities prior to the time that DEP regulations for S232 are implemented.

Environmental Justice Blog Posts

Clean Water on the Move
August 15, 2022

Happy Summer! Welcome to Clean Water on the Move, your monthly update from Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund. Take a look at what our amazing staff has been up to and what is coming in the months ahead. Thanks for your ongoing support for our work towards a healthy environment for all.

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August 3, 2022

We will all breathe easier once New Jersey’s Environmental Justice Law is implemented. Signed by Governor Murphy two years ago, the law gives the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) the power to deny permits to polluting industries that would further harm overburdened communities all across the state. It has the potential to be one of the strongest policies of this type in the nation.

June 18, 2022

Juneteenth, observed every year on June 19, is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. It is the date in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Texas and the last enslaved African Americans learned of the Emancipation Proclamation--over two years after it was issued. In 2021, President Joe Biden formally marked Juneteenth as a federal holiday.