News & Updates

June 22, 2020

LANSING- Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Gretchen Driskell for Michigan’s 7th Congressional District.

“Gretchen Driskell understands that we need to protect drinking water and stand up against the dirty water agenda of the Trump administration," said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. "Throughout her career, Driskell has been a strong advocate for our Great Lakes and protecting our water resources and we can’t wait to see that work continue in DC.”

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June 22, 2020

Water is our planet’s most vital natural resource and has long faced an array of threats. Runoff from city streets and lawns; agricultural runoff from farm fields containing nitrates, phosphorus, e. coli, and toxic pesticides; industrial waste from energy production, mining, and manufacturing; sewer overflows; unchecked land development; emerging contaminants such as pharmaceuticals, PFAS, and toxic algae.  Climate change will exacerbate many of these and will also have devastating effects on our drinking water supplies.

June 19, 2020

(Trenton) - Standing together six feet apart today, Governor Murphy, Lt. Governor Oliver, state legislative leaders, and NJ’s leading environmental justice advocates, Kim Gaddy from Clean Water Action, Maria Lopez-Nuñez from Ironbound Community Corporation, and Nicky Sheats from New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance, announced their commitment to pass S232 (Singleton/McKeon), potentially the most protective environmental justice law in the country.

June 17, 2020

LANSING- Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Julia Pulver for the Michigan State House.

“As a nurse, Julia has seen the effects of lax environmental laws on public health first hand," said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. "She understands the necessity of protecting our lakes, rivers, and streams, and ensuring that every Michigan resident has access to affordable and clean drinking water,” concluded Brady-Enerson.

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June 16, 2020

Below is a list of Clean Water Action endorsements for the 2020 Michigan general election. We'll be adding to this list as we announce more endorsements.


To register to vote or to request an absentee ballot, go to For Michigan voter rights information, go to


June 16, 2020

LANSING- Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Dan O’Neil for the Michigan House of Representatives.

June 15, 2020

Finally, one of the areas where Complete Streets could have its biggest impact in Baltimore is the environment. Part of that impact could come simply from the policy’s greater emphasis on public transit instead of cars whose emissions contribute to the city’s high asthma rates and growing climate change.

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June 10, 2020

This year, as we celebrate Clean Water Action’s 30th anniversary in California, we want to take the time to look back at our 30 years of activism in the Golden State. We’ll spend this year talking to people who have made this organization a success, allies we’ve worked with to achieve victories, and members who have supported us throughout the decades.  It’s those actions, those campaigns, and those stories that have brought us to where we are today.  

June 9, 2020

Background: Michigan regulatory agencies filed a lawsuit today seeking compensation, civil fines, and the cleanup and restoration of damages caused by Boyce Hydro’s negligence in the failure of the Edenville and Sanford dams last month.

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

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June 4, 2020

Here are some resources and online events we’ve hosted over the last few weeks. The work for a clean, just, and healthy environment never stops - so please check back regularly for updates!