Press Releases

Friday, Jul 19, 2019

Clean Water Action released the following statement in anticipation of the Governor signing S3207 (Smith/Vainieri Huttle), which amends the 2007 Global Warming Response Act, today.

"A year and a half into the Murphy Administration, much more remains unfinished rather than completed. On the economy, environmental justice, pubic health and the climate crisis, the importance of the final Energy Master Plan (EMP) cannot be underestimated.

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Monday, Jul 15, 2019

The draft EMP is potentially the most holistic energy master plan to transition us to a green economy but without more details and stopping new frack gas projects it will utterly fail to achieve the governors 100% clean energy goals and global warming response act mandates.

Thursday, Jul 11, 2019

Sacramento, CA —This week, the legislature made history with the passage of SB 200 and the establishment of the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund.  

The Fund provides more than $1.4 billion over the next decade to assist the one million Californians who lack safe drinking water. The Fund will support safe drinking water projects, help consolidate unsustainable small water systems, and provide subsidies for high operation and maintenance costs for systems in low-income communities throuhgout the state. 

Thursday, Jul 11, 2019

The following statement can be attributed to Sean McBrearty, Michigan Program Organizer, Clean Water Action:


Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019

The following statement can be attributed to Sean McBrearty, Michigan Program Organizer, Clean Water Action:

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Tuesday, Jul 02, 2019

Clean Water Action stands with Congressman Frank Pallone today in unity to fight any Trump Administration plan to expand oil drilling into the Atlantic.

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Thursday, Jun 27, 2019

For years, Clean Water Action along with a broad coalition of Michigan residents, business owners, and indigenous leaders have been calling for our state leadership to decommission Enbridge’s dangerous and outdated Line 5 pipeline, which remains an ever-present threat to the Straits of Mackinac, and the waters of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Today, Attorney General Nessel has filed a lawsuit in Ingham County Circuit Court to do just that.

By Kim Gaddy
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019

Clean Water Action was honored to attend today’s first-ever Congressional Convening on Environmental Justice hosted by Chairman Grijalva, Rep. McEachin, and the House Committee on Natural Resources. Watch the live stream here: (morning) (afternoon).

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019

Today the Joint Committee on Public Health of the Massachusetts legislature took swift and decisive action to protect the health of kids and firefighters by giving a favorable report to legislation to ban toxic flame retardants in children’s products, household furniture and other products.

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019

Over the last two weeks, the US House of Representatives has passed two spending bills that fund several federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which received increased funding. Clean Water Action released the following statement: