Press Releases

Friday, Mar 19, 2021

Washington DC -- Racist hate and violence against Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the United States has been on the rise recently, culminating in the deadly shootings at three Asian American owned businesses in Georgia.

Clean Water Action President and CEO, Bob Wendelgass, released the following statement:

Thursday, Mar 18, 2021

Statement of Deanna White, State Director for Clean Water Action and Director of the Healthy Legacy Coalition regarding PFAS in Landfill Leachate

This morning, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) announced that more than 50 closed landfill sites in nearly 40 Minnesota counties have per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in groundwater that exceeds the Minnesota Department of Health’s Health Based Values (HBVs). Of those sites, sixteen tested at more than 10 times the HBVs.  

“For decades, the fossil fuel industry has exploited loopholes in the Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water Acts, allowing these companies to profit at the expense of our water and communities."

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2021

"A strong and vibrant democracy is essential to protecting our water and health."

Monday, Mar 15, 2021

"Now that President Biden’s team is nearly in place, we’re eager for the Administration to continue to take bold action to tackle the climate crisis, protect our water, and put our communities first."

Friday, Mar 12, 2021

The following statement can be attributed to Sean McBrearty, Michigan Legislative and Policy Director, Clean Water Action:

Awarding Clairton Coke Works the Closed Windows Award
Thursday, Mar 11, 2021

For the past three days, Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) monitors recorded exceedances of state and federal clean air standards in the Mon Valley.

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021

"We look forward to engaging in the review process around critical issues, including provisions related to lead service lines, the largest source of lead in drinking water."


PA_Plastic_bags_Photo by Kelly O'Day
Wednesday, Mar 03, 2021

Clean Water Action on behalf of its 3,213 Philadelphia members came out today in support of the City of Philadelphia’s lawsuit challenging the Commonwealth’s pre-emption of Philadelphia’s plastic shopping bag ban.

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2021

"The Senate must take up its version of this transformational legislation as soon as possible. Protecting and strengthening our democracy is too important for partisan politics. We, the people deserve to have our voices heard."