News & Updates

March 18, 2019

On Friday afternoon, a freight train derailed over the 1900 block of Falls Road. Media outlets are reporting that at least five train cars fell at least two stories onto the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Falls Road, and surrounding green space. Fortunately, no leaks, spills, or injuries have been reported. But this is only a matter of luck, as trains carrying hazardous materials travel through Baltimore routinely.

March 15, 2019

"We applaud Attorney General Nessel’s decision to remove Michigan from a lawsuit opposing the Clean Water Rule.  As Michiganders, we recognize our water is precious. We can’t effectively protect the Great Lakes without also protecting the small streams that flow into them and wetlands that buffer them from pollution. Attorney General Nessel’s withdrawal from this dangerous and shortsighted lawsuit is a win for our drinking water and Great Lakes."


Recycling collected at Bassett Creek cleanup
March 14, 2019

Bassett Creek is an essential part of the Minneapolis landscape but it has struggled with litter and pollution.

Join us and help protect this Minneapolis treasure!


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March 13, 2019

Clean Water Action joined AARP, the Anti-Poverty Network, small businesses and large industrial energy users to call on the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and Governor Murphy to protect ratepayers, public health, private property and the environment at a statehouse press conference following NJBPU’s monthly meeting this morning.

Water from a faucet / photo: istock
March 13, 2019

Clean Water Action joins Newark’s Mayor Ras Baraka and other officials at a ribbon cutting to launch its lead service line replacement program.

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March 13, 2019

Clean Water Action joined representatives of health professionals and organizations from throughout the Delaware River Watershed with residents today to testify before the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC).

March 11, 2019

"We don’t get to a better America by gutting funds for the agencies charged with protecting our water, air, and health. Reducing EPA’s budget by nearly $3 billion will stymie the agency, leaving communities to fend for themselves."

March 11, 2019

On March 8th, an unlikely alliance of Republican and Democratic legislators, residents from across Maryland, and environmental advocates gathered to demand the end of public subsidies for trash incineration in the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard.

March 11, 2019

"It is a pollutant,” said Del. Lorig Charkoudian (D-Montgomery County). “It is making people sick and the more money we subsidies to burning trash and non-clean energy is money that we are not putting into solar. We are not putting into wind. We are not putting into all of things that are going to help us truly move into a response to the climate crisis we are in." Environmental advocates say it is wrong for Maryland rate-payers to pay extra money on their utility bills to cover the cost of trash incinerators.

March 11, 2019

"The BRESCO trash incinerator, in my neighborhood, has received $10 million worth of subsidies in the past six years paid for by Maryland rate payers," said Jennifer Krunze, Maryland program organizer for Clean Water Action. Money advocates point out that could have gone to help promote clean energy sources such as wind and solar power.