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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Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency means using less energy to perform the same task.

Recent Actions

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.

Tell EPA: Time to Cut Methane Pollution!

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just released a proposal to reduce methane and other harmful pollutants from new and existing sources in the oil and natural gas industry.

Clean Air For All, All For Clean Air

You can help end environmental injustice and win cleaner healthier air for everyone!

Extend Michigan's Water Shutoff Moratorium

Due to support from Michiganders like you, our State Legislature passed a temporary moratorium on water shutoffs in 2020.

Environmental Justice Blog Posts

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October 12, 2021

Good news! Last week, the Boston City Council unanimously voted for the Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance to become law. 

June 15, 2021

On June 8, 2021, the Baltimore City Council voted to adopt the City's Fiscal Year 2022 budget without introducing any amendments. Our budgets reflect our values, and we're paying close attention to how the city's spending is prioritizing - or not - sewage infrastructure, especially protecting people from sewage backing up into their homes.

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June 14, 2021

Statement by Maura Toomey, Zero Waste Organizer for Clean Water Action before the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Opposing A5803

June 14, 2021

Thank you for the opportunity to testify on this bill. Clean Water Action strongly opposes A5803, which would exempt plastic material processed at advanced plastic processing facilities from solid waste and recycling regulations, and urges the bill’s sponsor Assemblyman McKeon to pull this bill.