Press Releases

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."

NJ_Fracking_DRBC_Coalition_Photo by Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Thursday, Feb 25, 2021

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) banned fracking in the Delaware River Watershed today, affecting four states and water supplies for millions, after eleven years of raging debate and public discourse.

Friday, Feb 19, 2021

The following statement can be attributed to Mary Brady-Enerson, Michigan Director, Clean Water Action:

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2021

Newark, NJ: Responding to Governor Phil Murphy’s announcement today on disbursement of the Volkswagen settlement and Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative funds, and a new Executive Order on clean energy and green jobs, Kim Gaddy, Clean Water Action, NJ Environmental Justice Organizer, released the following statement:

Saturday, Feb 13, 2021

"History won’t forget what former President Trump did or that these Senators put partisan loyalty before their country.”


Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021

Clean Water Action and the Healthy Legacy Coalition congratulate the Pollution Control Agency and the Departments of Health, Agriculture, and Natural Resources on finalizing the new comprehensive report “Minnesota’s PFAS Blueprint”.  Unfortunately, because of the long history of PFAS contamination in Minnesota and across the country, there is more than adequate scientific proof that these chemicals are harmful to our environment and our health and need to be addressed.