News & Updates

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September 29, 2022

Environmental justice advocates and their allies scored a huge victory late this afternoon when Senate Majority Leader Schumer and Senator Manchin announced they withdrew the dirty pipeline deal from the must pass budget bill to fund the federal government this week.

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September 27, 2022

The power and conviction of Jim Florio to do what was right for people and environment extended far beyond New Jersey.

September 26, 2022

Clean Water Action announced today their endorsement of Seth Magaziner for Congress in Rhode Island’s 2nd district.

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September 22, 2022

Our democracy works the best when everyone’s voice is heard. To ensure that everyone can live in a community with clean air, clean water, and free from pollution, environmental groups have started to come together to join the fight to protect democracy and make voting more accessible.

Tell REI to phase out PFAS chemicals from its products!
September 20, 2022

Spanning 12 cities in 11 states, REI customers will deliver a petition with more than 130,000 signatures demanding action on PFAS “forever chemicals”

Tell REI to phase PFAS out of its products!
September 19, 2022

Join us at Ann Arbor's REI Store to challenge the chain to become a leader in removing PFAS from their outdoor gear! Clean Water Action is joining Toxic Free Future's Mind the Store Campaign and Ecology Center for a national “week of action” to call on REI to ban PFAS in the products it sells. Despite thousands of messages and actions taken by Clean Water Action members and thousands more from other organizations in the Safer States alliance, REI has not taken meaningful action on PFAS, so we need to amp up the public pressure!

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September 16, 2022

Clean Water Action came together with allied organizations across Pennsylvania to develop “PDF icon A Shared Vision for Pennsylvania’s Environment and Communities”.

September 16, 2022

Sewage backs up into homes in Baltimore thousands of times per year - sometimes caused by tree root intrusion, sometimes caused by rainstorms overwhelming the sewer and stormwater pipes, and sometimes caused by clogs and debris in the city-maintained pipes under the street. For too long, too many residents have been left without help when sewer backups happen in their homes through no fault of their own. 

September 14, 2022

After one of the strongest environmental legislative sessions in Rhode Island history, primary night saw even more environmental champions endorsed by Clean Water Action win their races.

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September 12, 2022

St. Paul, MN—Today, during its annual meeting, health, disability and environmental groups are questioning Patterson Dental’s continued production, distribution, and sales of dental amalgam. Composed of 50% mercury, a well-known neurotoxicant, amalgam is a health risk for children and other vulnerable populations, and results in a significant release of mercury pollution.