News & Updates

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May 4, 2022

BOSTON--Silent Spring Institute published a peer-reviewed article today that details how widespread per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are in children’s products, including clothes, bedding, and furnishings. In response, the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow, a coalition of 60 environmental and public health nonprofits, called upon Massachusetts state legislators to pass pending bills that would  protect Massachusetts’ children from PFAS and other toxic chemicals.

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May 2, 2022

In a huge victory for public health, the Rhode Island House voted today to pass H7438 which bans toxic PFAS and heavy metals in packaging including food packaging.

April 28, 2022

Clean Water Action honors environmental advocates each year during Rhode Island’s annual Breakfast of Champions events. 

Congratulations to all of our Environmental Advocates, and thank you for all your hard work fighting to protect Rhode Island’s drinking water, environment, and public health. 

April 26, 2022

Clean Water Action members and supporters now have access to a unique ESG-screened investor cash management account with the flexibility to save, invest, and spend in alignment with values of environmental sustainability.

April 22, 2022

Trenton, NJ -- EmpowerNJ issued the following statement and released the attached report estimating that New Jersey’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have increased by up to 19% from 6 major fossil fuel expansion projects approved by the Murphy Administration over the past 4 years and have the potential to increase an additional 38% if 7 pending projects are approved and completed during his 2nd term.[1

April 21, 2022

PROVIDENCE – Today, Clean Water Action is excited to announce their 2022 Environmental Champions: Kate Michaud, Liza Burkin, Attorney General Peter Neronha, and former Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott. Additionally, Meg Kerr is this year’s recipient of the David R. Gerraughty Award for Lifetime Commitment to the Environment.

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April 13, 2022

Just in time for Earth Day, Pittsburgh City Council unanimously passed a ban on wasteful single-use plastic bags. 

April 11, 2022

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Thanks to you, we’re working to protect public health and the environment for all Rhode Islanders every day. We’re working to reduce exposure to toxic PFAS in consumer goods, reduce plastic waste, and make sure polluters clean up after themselves. 

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April 7, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the historic confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court, a broad coalition of environmental, climate, and public health advocacy groups jointly celebrate the Senate’s decision.