News & Updates

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June 15, 2018

We are proud to announce our first round of endorsements in the 2018 Maryland election. Clean Water Action endorses candidates based on legislative track record as well as questionnaires and interviews. 

June 15, 2018

Here are a few ways that you can get involved in your community to help address pollution from industrial corporate agriculture.  Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need any help with the following activities!

Learn more about the clean water problems in your community

Learn more about pollution from corporate agriculture here and solutions here. Other great resources are MPR’s water reporting, your local newspaper, other environmental groups in Minnesota or nationwide.

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June 15, 2018

One of the greatest threats to the quality and health of Minnesota’s rivers, lakes, streams, and drinking water sources comes in the form of excess chemicals, fertilizers, and sediment from irresponsible agricultural practices. While this pollution enters our rivers, lakes, and streams in many various ways, runoff from single crop farmland and factory farms are one of the largest contributors. In order to really address this problem we need to be creative and find a number of different solutions. Here are some of the most promising.

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June 15, 2018

One of the greatest threats to the quality and health of Minnesota’s rivers, lakes, streams, and drinking water sources is excess chemicals, fertilizers, and sediment from irresponsible agricultural practices.

There are many ways these pollutants enter our water, but runoff from single crop farmland and animal factory farms are some of the largest contributors to this problem.

June 15, 2018

"With this vote, Massachusetts takes a courageous leadership step forward in the battle against the climate crisis,” said Cindy Luppi, Clean Water Action New England Director and Coordinator of the Massachusetts Campaign for a Clean Energy Future. 

June 14, 2018

“Michigan does not need Line 5, yet our state bears all the risks associated with a devastating Line 5 oil spill and gets next to nothing in return,” said Sean McBrearty, Clean Water Action’s Michigan Program Organizer.

June 14, 2018

"If Scott Pruitt was truly concerned with protecting clean water and providing clarity to small businesses and communities, he would stop this scheme to gut vital safeguards for drinking water sources and direct EPA to implement the 2015 Rule."

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June 13, 2018

Newark, NJ – On Wednesday, June 13 the Jersey Renews coalition, represented by a crew of delegates from the broad and varied base of supporters, testified at the NJ Transit board meeting. They advocated for electrification of the public fleet of buses and cleaner ports, citing public health, environmental, and economic benefits as key reasons to make the switch.

 

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June 13, 2018

Delaware River Basin Commission Public Meeting June 13

West Trenton, NJ - The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) conducted their June 13 business meeting with a public comment session at the West Trenton Fire House where people spoke in a united stand against fracking in the Watershed and the PennEast pipeline, both activities under current review by the DRBC.

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June 12, 2018

Summer Campaign Aims to Protect New Jersey's Critical Waters

­­Knock! Knock! Knock!

It’s Clean Water Action at your door!

Clean Water Action's door-to-door grassroots organizing team is kicking off their clean water summer campaign to ensure all of New Jersey's rivers, streams, oceans, wetlands and drinking water are protected.