Press Releases

Justice
Thursday, Jun 04, 2020

We join the calls to fight all forms of racism and oppression. We are committed to tearing down the structures that lead to the killings of George Floyd, Breona Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. We’re also committed to listening to and partnering with communities and activists of color to end the everyday indignities, disinvestment, and increased pollution that damage the health and wellbeing of our black and brown neighbors. 

PA_Air Filter Photo Family_Emily Scott
Thursday, May 28, 2020

A coalition of community, health, and environmental organizations has been working to provide home air purifiers to help protect Clairton residents with respiratory and cardiovascular disease from the threat of ongoing pollution.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

A statement from Deanna White, Clean Water Action’s Minnesota Director, regarding the death of George Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis Police Officers.

Methane Flare
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

This Saturday, May 23rd, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will publish a draft rule in the Pennsylvania Bulletin that will cut methane and air pollution from existing oil and gas operations.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Background: On Tuesday May 19th, 2020, the 95 year-old Edenville Dam failed in Gladwin County, MI creating flash flood conditions in both Gladwin and Midland counties. The collapse of the nearby Sanford Dam, also built in 1925, appears imminent as of the release of this statement.

The following statement can be attributed to Mary Brady-Enerson, Michigan Director, Clean Water Action:

Friday, May 15, 2020

"The HEROES Act is a down payment on the relief people and communities need to weather this crisis by investing in people instead of polluters."

 

 

Measures will protect access to a critically important tool in fighting the spread of COVID-19: washing your hands

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - In a letter to congressional leaders, a diverse coalition of water advocates today called on Congress to fund critical water needs that are impacting Californians amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The letter was addressed to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and U.S. Senators Diane Feinstein and Kamala Harris.

Friday, May 08, 2020

The Clean Water for All Act recognizes that the quality of our water and health of our communities is non-negotiable and will overturn the Administration’s unscientific, outrageous attack on our nation’s bedrock water protection law.

 

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Town hall speakers underscore dire circumstances facing at-risk communities during COVID-19 due to toxic air, compromised immune system, and lack of appropriate regulation from the State

"Oil companies using taxpayer funds to bankroll activities that put our water at risk."