Press Releases

August 17, 2018

Austin, Texas — Clean Water Action is pleased to announce its endorsement of Beto O'Rourke for U.S. Senate. Clean Water Action's Texas State Director, David Foster, released the following statement:

August 16, 2018

“Today’s decision affirms that rule of law, not politics, must dictate how regulatory decisions are made,” said Jennifer Peters, Clean Water Action’s National Water Programs director. “The Clean Water Rule was adopted with tremendous public support, a fact the Trump administration cannot brazenly ignore. The Administration should immediately scrap its plan to strip critical Clean Water Act protections for certain streams and wetlands and instead ensure all our nation's waters are safeguarded from harmful pollution.”  

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August 14, 2018

“We need elected officials who care about our water and our health. Don won’t just be a positive vote on these issues but he will lead and advocate for getting things done. We are proud to endorse Don’s campaign for the 8th congressional district, and look forward to working with him again as a legislator. The choice is clear – Don Beyer for Congress.”

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August 14, 2018

“Gerry’s advocacy on behalf of his constituents and the Chesapeake Bay means he knows how to fight and fiercely protect the natural resources and environmental protections that the Trump administration is intent on destroying,” concluded Michael Bochynski. “We are proud to endorse Gerry’s campaign for the 11th congressional district, and look forward to continue working with him as a legislator. The choice is clear – Gerry Connolly for Congress.”

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August 14, 2018

Clean Water Action is pleased to announce its list of endorsed statewide and General Assembly candidates for the 2018 primary election being held on Wednesday, September 12th.

August 14, 2018

Emily Ranson, Maryland Program Coordinator for Clean Water Action, said: "Marylanders are drinking from and fishing in waterways downstream of power plants, and these waterways should not be dumping grounds for power plants' toxic waste. Industry should be held accountable for its pollution. Marylanders should not subsidize polluting power plants by suffering the negative health impacts or paying higher water treatment costs to clean up their mess."

August 14, 2018

Philadelphia, PA – Conservation Voters of PA, PennEnvironment, Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter, and Clean Water Action have released their 2017-2018 Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard, which scores each member of the State Senate and House of Representatives based on their votes on the most crucial environmental legislation that came before the General Assembly this session.

August 9, 2018

“Jennifer Wexton is the best choice for people of Northern Virginia -- we are excited to endorse her," said Michael Bochynski, Clean Water Action Chesapeake Program Manager. "In the Virginia State Senate, Jennifer sponsored legislation to increase consumers’ access to community solar energy, mandate quicker reporting on hazardous spills in Virginia waterways, and broaden the powers of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to go after polluters and stop construction of natural gas pipelines.”

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August 6, 2018

Brick, NJ--Clean Water Action's New Jersey State Director, Amy Goldsmith, spoke out about the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court at a press conference at Trader’s Cove Marina hosted by US Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, along with other environmental groups. The following is a condensed version of her statement:

July 23, 2018

LANSING- Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Dan O’Neil for the Michigan House of Representatives.