Press Releases

Tell REI to phase out PFAS chemicals from its products!
Tuesday, Sep 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”

Wednesday, Sep 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.

Periodic Table for Mercury
Monday, Sep 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.

Zero Waste - Canva Image
Thursday, Sep 08, 2022

According to a new report issued Thursday by Zero Waste Massachusetts, two million tons of materials banned from the state’s landfills and incinerators end up there each year. The report, entitled “PDF icon The Need to Enforce: Waste Ban Regulations in Massachusetts” – looks at banned waste being disposed of in the Commonwealth, and provides snapshots of other states and cities with waste bans.

Kids drinking water
Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Today, the California legislature made history by passing SB 222 (Dodd) which will create the first statewide water and sewer rate assistance program in the country.

Your Vote. Your Voice.
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2022

Clean Water Action is pleased to announce the candidates we have endorsed in the 2022 General Election!

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2022

Today President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which makes historic investments to combat climate change. A 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 will help ensure we protect future generations from the worst climate impacts.

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022

MILFORD, MI – Following a devastating spill of several thousand gallons of hexavalent chromium from Tribar Manufacturing that reached the Huron River, dozens of concerned citizens, lawmakers, and activists gathered at Heavner Canoe Rental on Wednesday to address the need for state action to hold po

Monday, Aug 08, 2022

In response to the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) in the Senate, Bob Wendelgass, President and CEO of Clean Water Action, released the following statement.

Tuesday, Aug 02, 2022

A group of land conservation and environmental organizations advocating on behalf of An Act preserving open space in the Commonwealth, also known as the Public Lands Preservation Act (or PLPA) issued the following statement upon conclusion of the formal 2021-2022 legislative session: