Free elections should not be overturned based on partisanship. No matter what an individual’s political opinions are, elections represent the will of the majority at a given time, and are the basis of the democratic process.
The environmental justice movement has its roots in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s but really emerged in the late 1980s when a blistering report exposed massive disparities in the burden of environmental degradation and pollution facing minority and low-income communities. Unfortunately, many of our communities still remain disproportionately impacted by environmental degradation.
New Jersey - For the 25th Anniversary of the Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award, an outstanding group of 24 Honorees were recognized from across the state of New Jersey, this year virtually. Among them was Clean Water Action’s very own New Jersey Environmental Justice Director, Kim Gaddy. Ms. Gaddy along with other individuals were selected by the Advisory Board out of a pool of 330+ nominations submitted in 2020 and 2021.
Washington, DC -- On the eve of the Biden administration’s hundredth day in office, President Biden gave a joint address to Congress.
Clean Water Action’s National Campaigns Director, Lynn Thorp, released the following statement:
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 was an ecological disaster. A few months later, the Kalamazoo River in Michigan experienced a similar disaster - one of the largest inland oil spills in US history. Between 800,000 and 1 million gallons of oil flowed from a 6 foot pipeline break into the river over 35 miles. That pipeline was Enbridge’s Line 6B. A decade later, Clean Water Action is fighting different Enbridge pipelines in Michigan and Minnesota to prevent a similar catastrophe to our freshwater resources.
Join Clean Water Action and the Oil and Water Don't Mix Coalition in Lansing or Mackinaw City on May 13th to send a clear message to Enbridge that they can’t violate the law by operating Line 5 without an easement.
Oakland -- Today, Governor Newsom announced that he is directing state agencies to develop a plan to phase out oil production in California by 2045 and to ban fracking by 2025.
Clean Water Action's Kern County Organizer, Jesus Alonso, released the following statement:
Today, Clean Water Action is pleased to name Priscilla De La Cruz, Erika Niedowski, Senator Dawn Euer, RI House Majority Leader Chris Blazejewski, and Representative Lauren Carson as their 2021 Environmental Champions.
“We are glad that some measure of justice was served and we hope that this verdict will bring some accountability to those who murdered George Floyd."