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.

Let's Take Our Democracy Back

Tell the Senate: Pass the For the People Act!

Reforming our democracy is essential to protecting our water, taking bold action to address the climate crisis, and protecting our communities.

Recent Actions

Tell Congress: Fix Our Failing Great Lakes Water Infrastructure!

One of our biggest priorities is to ensure that everyone has access to clean, safe, and affordable water and sanitation in their home. No one should be unable to wash their hands during a pandemic.

Fund Climate Justice & Good Jobs

The climate crisis clock is ticking. We can't allow a budget to be finalized that doesn't meet the gravity of this moment. Write a letter to the Assembly and Senate Budget Committee members as well as to your own state legislators, and tell them that a 2022 budget that cuts clean energy dollars and underfunds mass transit is unacceptable! 

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Environmental Justice Blog Posts

2020 Photo of Great Lakes Day attendees in front of the US Capitol
March 22, 2021

For decades, Clean Water Action has led the fight to protect and restore Lake Superior and the Great Lakes. Why? Because the Great Lakes contain 21% of the Earth’s available fresh surface water. They are the drinking water source for more than 40 million people. Tourism to the Lakes brings in more than 16 billion dollars each year to local economies.  And a less quantifiable reason: they are fun and enjoyable!

 Marylanders for Food and Farmworker Protection logo
March 22, 2021

Clean Water Action, along with a number of other organizations, has joined with Marylanders for Food and Farm Worker Protection in supporting a package of legislation to protect Maryland’s seafood and poultry processing and farm workers from COVID-19. This package includes paid sick leave expansion, personal protective equipment for workers, increased testing, and increased protections for workers to advocate for themselves against dangerous working conditions.

Oil Trains Baltimore by jennifer kunze
March 19, 2021

Railroad Company - Movement of Freight - Required Crew

Senate Finance Committee

March 23, 2021

Dear Chairwoman Kelley and Members of the Committee,

Clean Water Action thanks Delegate Stein for continuing to champion two man crew legislation and supports its passage. We have a keen interest in making sure that trains in Maryland have adequate crew available to not only respond to disasters, but also to prevent them.