News & Updates

November 28, 2022

Massachusetts Governor-elect Maura Healey and her administration have a huge opportunity to address one of the most pressing environmental and public health issues today -- our waste crisis.

November 18, 2022

BOSTON–Late Thursday, November 17, 2022, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law An Act preserving open space in the Commonwealth (H.5381), also known as the Public Lands Preservation Act (PLPA), thus ending a more than two decade effort to codify a policy of “no net loss” of public land.

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November 10, 2022

A group of 12 local, regional, and national land conservation and environmental organizations advocating on behalf of the Public Lands Preservation Act applaud the bill’s passage and urge Governor Baker to sign it.

November 4, 2022

Clean Water Virginia Congressional Endorsements Fall 2022

The 2022 elections present a huge opportunity to re-elect pro-environment leaders who will help advance clean water and renewable energy priorities in Congress. We need leaders who will protect our communities and natural resources. Virginia voters like you will make the difference in the outcome of races that will affect control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

October 28, 2022

For Immediate Release

Scientific studies, community stories, and a new report on environmental justice show that industrial meat- and dairy-production facilities harm public health and the environment, especially in communities of color, low-income communities, and under-resourced rural communities nationwide

October 27, 2022

The power of one. Just one person and one donation, can help make such an incredible impact - for our water, for air, for healthier communities and justice. In honor of Clean Water Action's 50th birthday, we are grateful for our supporters and want to lift up their stories. Clean Water Action’s story is YOUR story, joined with those of all the others who together form our clean water movement.

October 18, 2022

The health of our environment depends upon the health of our democracy.

Elections matter – that is something that Clean Water Action has known for a long time.

We can set ourselves on a path to address the climate crisis, fix our failing infrastructure, end environmental racism, put drinking water first, and more.

Make sure you are registered to vote.

Make a voting plan.

Make sure you talk to friends and family.

Make sure they're doing the same.

October 17, 2022

Elections matter – that is something that Clean Water Action has known for a long time. Our members expect many things from us, but one of our most important responsibilities is to recommend candidates for office that our members and others who care about can support on Election Day.

It isn’t easy to be a Clean Water Action Endorsed Candidate.  You have to have a strong record of fighting for environmental issues, you have to be willing to champion the environmental issues that matter and you have to run a strong grassroots campaign. In short, you have be GREAT. 

October 6, 2022

Michigan Representative Jack O’Malley claimed that he has not heard of polluter pay legislation and that no constituents have reached out to him. The bill has been introduced in both his two terms in the State House, and Clean Water Action has records that several of our members in his district have indeed sent emails requesting his support for polluter pay.

People rallying in front of Baltimore City Hall holding signs like "Pipes should work for People."
October 5, 2022

BALTIMORE, MD - Blue Water Baltimore and Clean Water Action released a new report on Wednesday calling on the Department of Public Works (DPW) to expand and improve Baltimore City’s two sewage backup assistance programs: the Expedited Reimbursement Program (ERP), which provides limited financial reimbursem