News & Updates

Minnesota Water Action Wednesday
May 24, 2021

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.

May 20, 2021

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. 

Reject the recall of Governor Newsom
May 17, 2021

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. 

Kim Gaddy Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award 2021
May 7, 2021

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.

May 3, 2021

Clean Water Action has endorsed the following candidates.

April 28, 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:

April 28, 2021

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.

April 23, 2021

Oakland -- Today, Governor Newsom announced that he is directing state agencies to develop a plan to phase out oil production in California by 2045 and to ban fracking by 2025.

Clean Water Action's Kern County Organizer, Jesus Alonso, released the following statement:

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April 23, 2021

Today, Clean Water Action is pleased to name Priscilla De La Cruz, Erika Niedowski, Senator Dawn Euer, RI House Majority Leader Chris Blazejewski, and Representative Lauren Carson as their 2021 Environmental Champions.

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April 20, 2021

“We are glad that some measure of justice was served and we hope that this verdict will bring some accountability to those who murdered George Floyd."