Press Releases

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2022

Clean Water Action members and supporters now have access to a unique ESG-screened investor cash management account with the flexibility to save, invest, and spend in alignment with values of environmental sustainability.

Trenton, NJ -- EmpowerNJ issued the following statement and released the attached report estimating that New Jersey’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have increased by up to 19% from 6 major fossil fuel expansion projects approved by the Murphy Administration over the past 4 years and have the potential to increase an additional 38% if 7 pending projects are approved and completed during his 2nd term.[1

PROVIDENCE – Today, Clean Water Action is excited to announce their 2022 Environmental Champions: Kate Michaud, Liza Burkin, Attorney General Peter Neronha, and former Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott. Additionally, Meg Kerr is this year’s recipient of the David R. Gerraughty Award for Lifetime Commitment to the Environment.

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Tuesday, Apr 12, 2022

Just in time for Earth Day, Pittsburgh City Council unanimously passed a ban on wasteful single-use plastic bags. 

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Thursday, Apr 07, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the historic confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court, a broad coalition of environmental, climate, and public health advocacy groups jointly celebrate the Senate’s decision.   

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Tuesday, Mar 22, 2022

Several bills this session address water-related issues

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Thursday, Mar 24, 2022

Restaurant Brands International commits to eliminating PFAS in food packaging by 2025 in all stores worldwide including Burger King, Tim Hortons, and Popeyes

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2022

LANSING- Today, Clean Water Action  and Sierra Club Michigan Chapter announced their endorsement of Jocelyn Benson for Secretary of State

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2022

Washington DC -- The State Revolving Fund programs have long provided low-interest loans to communities across the nation. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act brings forth long-overdue funding for these vital programs while also including much needed focus on water equity. Today the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Implementation Memorandum.

Thursday, Mar 03, 2022

LANSING, MI - This afternoon more than a dozen organizations penned a letter to Governor Whitmer condemning the passage of legislation this week that would provide huge tax giveaways to wealthy individuals while putting at risk funding to support Michigan families and communities. The groups called for the Governor to veto any proposal that hurts people struggling to get by in order to give more to the rich and wealthy corporations who have profited during the pandemic and increased inflation by raising prices.