Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a virtual community roundtable in Pittsburgh on revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule.
“As we struggle to secure clean air and clean water for families here in the Central Valley, the last thing we need is irresponsible companies dumping their toxic water near our communities, endangering both water and air, and placing our families at risk.” said Jesus Alonso, Kern Community Organizer at Clean Water Fund and Clean Water Action. “This incredible victory is a testament to the power of community residents and allies working together to hold industry accountable and help families breathe a little easier.”
Minnesota Water Action Wednesdays are a series of virtual events discussing pressing issues and topics regarding protecting our Minnesota water resources, learning the background and history, where we currently stand, what the future holds, and how you can take action.
Each month Clean Water Action staff will give exclusive briefings on a wide range of topics that affect the health of our communities and environment. Join us for a better understanding of the key issues affecting our water and the work Clean Water Action is doing to address the problems.
Clean Water Action supports NJ Senate Bill 3688 and thanks Senators Stephen Sweeney (D-Camden) and Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) for introducing this legislation to stop warehouse sprawl and protect open space in the Garden State.
Free elections should not be overturned based on partisanship. No matter what an individual’s political opinions are, elections represent the will of the majority at a given time, and are the basis of the democratic process.
New Jersey - For the 25th Anniversary of the Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award, an outstanding group of 24 Honorees were recognized from across the state of New Jersey, this year virtually. Among them was Clean Water Action’s very own New Jersey Environmental Justice Director, Kim Gaddy. Ms. Gaddy along with other individuals were selected by the Advisory Board out of a pool of 330+ nominations submitted in 2020 and 2021.
Washington, DC -- On the eve of the Biden administration’s hundredth day in office, President Biden gave a joint address to Congress.
Clean Water Action’s National Campaigns Director, Lynn Thorp, released the following statement:
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 was an ecological disaster. A few months later, the Kalamazoo River in Michigan experienced a similar disaster - one of the largest inland oil spills in US history. Between 800,000 and 1 million gallons of oil flowed from a 6 foot pipeline break into the river over 35 miles. That pipeline was Enbridge’s Line 6B. A decade later, Clean Water Action is fighting different Enbridge pipelines in Michigan and Minnesota to prevent a similar catastrophe to our freshwater resources.