climate crisis

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Big wins for climate this session!

May 16, 2022

The Connecticut legislative session ended on May 4th and we’re celebrating some big wins on climate! 

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NJ Governor Murphy's Proposed Budget: Stronger Investments Needed for a Livable Climate Future

March 29, 2022

Today, Eric Benson, Clean Water Action's NJ Campaign Director, testified at the first of two Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee public hearings on Governor Phil Murphy’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2023. 

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Climate Action Now!

March 23, 2022

Together, with our amazing phone canvass team, we’re urging all legislators to support and pass these bills by the end of session on May 9th.  Join us to fight for bold climate action now!!

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New Jersey’s Stalled Road to Clean Transportation

March 8, 2022

New Jersey is moving forward to adopt a suite of California diesel reduction measures including the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule and Cargo Handling Equipment (CHE) rules. This is an important step in the right direction, but the rules don’t go far enough, fast enough.

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Clean Water Action's 2022 Rhode Island Legislative Preview: Part I - Plastic Pollution

January 11, 2022

In this three part blog series, learn more about our work in Rhode Island to fight climate change, stop plastic pollution, and create healthier communities. The first in our series focuses on our campaign to stop plastic pollution.

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One step closer to energy equity at work and at home

November 10, 2021

Last week the MA Energy Efficiency Advisory Council* voted on the resolution for its 2022-2024 plan. The final resolution reiterates the Council’s priorities, including greenhouse emission reductions, investments in workforce development, and equity. Now, we need the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to prioritize energy and climate justice and vote for an equitable energy efficiency program for our State. 

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The Veto of Bill S.2995: A [Painfully] Missed Opportunity

January 27, 2021

What could have been a momentous step towards achieving environmental justice and equity was instead a painfully missed opportunity.

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We Will Not Be Silenced: Speaking Out Against NEPA Rollbacks

February 25, 2020

Today, Clean Water Action joined environmental advocates and community leaders from across the country for a rally and hearing in Washington, DC to speak out against the Trump Administration's rollbacks of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Check out the testimony of Kim Gaddy, Clean Water Action's Environmental Justice Organizer, who traveled from Newark, NJ to speak at the hearing.

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Green Infrastructure- the Solution to Pittsburgh's Sewage Overflow & Increasing Rain Events

November 11, 2019

We are already seeing the impacts of a changing climate through heavy rain.

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The Summer We Couldn't Swim

October 16, 2019

The Summer of 2019 is over and in New Jersey, we’ve been slammed with an ugly effect of the climate crisis – more and often longer outbreaks of toxic algae.