Climate Change and Clean Energy

Climate change is impacting us. And it’s not good. Pollution from power plants and other sources is affecting our food, our air, and our water. It’s super-sizing things like hurricanes and droughts. If we don’t take action, it’s only going to get worse. 

Wildwing Lake in Oakland County, MI. photo: flickr.com/ellenm1 (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Protecting Clean Water - June Member Call

Join us for our June 2018 member call on Wednesday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m., EST.

Recent Actions

Enough is enough. Scott Pruitt needs to go.

Scott Pruitt has repeatedly shown himself to be unfit to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. He has acted in opposition to EPA’s mission to protect our air, our water, and our health; he has sidelined and silenced scientists, and he has given polluting industries unprecedented access.

Protect Virginia's Waterways From Toxic Coal Ash!

Coal ash, waste produced when coal is burned for energy, contains toxic heavy metals that have contaminated local waterways in the Commonwealth due to unsafe, unstable storage ponds.

Making Oil and Gas Pay for Climate Change Pollution

Climate Change is already impacting residents and businesses in our state. Stronger storms are causing increased flooding of residences and businesses and warming waters are decimating lobster and flounder populations.

Sign the Petition: Zero Emissions Now!

Diesel emissions are linked to asthma, cancer, and other health disorders, causing 21,000 premature deaths each year. Families that live by busy diesel truck corridors and port communities are often hit the hardest. It's time to demand Zero Emission Now!

Press Releases

June 13, 2018

Newark, NJ – On Wednesday, June 13 the Jersey Renews coalition, represented by a crew of delegates from the broad and varied base of supporters, testified at the NJ Transit board meeting. They advocated for electrification of the public fleet of buses and cleaner ports, citing public health, environmental, and economic benefits as key reasons to make the switch.

 

June 13, 2018

Delaware River Basin Commission Public Meeting June 13

June 12, 2018

"In this third year of the Baker Administration, it is frustrating to see largely modest steps forward and many issues showing no improvement. Most significantly, the decision to allow an expansion at the unlined Wheelabrator incinerator ash landfill in Saugus is a true violation of environmental justice and a slap in the face to neighboring communities who have felt this burden for decades." -- Cindy Luppi, New England Director

Climate Change and Clean Energy Blog Posts

CT Capitol building flickr.com/craigfildes cc
June 18, 2018

It takes a lot to build momentum and political will against big utilities and corporate interests but that’s what happened this legislative session thanks to the power of Clean Water Action. Our coordinated campaign, together with other allies, helped pass policies for bold climate action and expanded renewable energy.

Climate Action Day
May 31, 2018

One thing that was clear was that engaging more young people in the political process can only be a good thing. As young people, we have a moral voice on the problem of climate change.

Clean Water Action Massachusetts Advisory Board Member Margot Barnet at the podium in Worcester, MA.
May 31, 2018

Last week, I started at Clean Water Action Massachusetts as the new Clean Energy Organizer, and it has been jam-packed with events and meetings.