News & Updates

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June 4, 2020

Here are some resources and online events we’ve hosted over the last few weeks. The work for a clean, just, and healthy environment never stops - so please check back regularly for updates!

Justice
June 3, 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. 

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May 29, 2020

Everyone deserves access to clean water, and that’s why it’s so important that leaders in the U.S. House are fighting back against the Trump administration’s rollback of clean water safeguards. The Clean Water For All Act (H.R. 6745) would block the administration’s reckless Dirty Water Rule, which jeopardizes the rivers, lakes, streams, and other vital water bodies our families, communities, and economies depend on.

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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.

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
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.

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May 22, 2020

In May 2020, we held a townhall to talk about PFAS and it's impact on the health of first responders and communities.

Firefighters using PFAS fire fighting foam
May 22, 2020

What are PFAS?

PFAS are a class of chemicals that are used to make products grease proof, waterproof and stain resistant. PFAS chemicals have been dubbed “forever chemicals” because they and their breakdown products are extremely persistent, lasting thousands of years or more. Unfortunately, they are also linked to a wide array of serious health problems.

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May 22, 2020

Clean Water Action is proud to endorse Senator Markey for the U.S. Senate.  He brings crucial experience, leadership, passion and judgement that we need in these troubling times.  

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: