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. 

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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.

Recent Actions

Protect Public Health and Fight Climate Change - Save the Clean Power Plan

Tell EPA today that our health and our families are more important that polluter profits. Tell them that we can't afford to cancel the Clean Power Plan and replace it with weaker standards.

Action Alert - Urge Jackson & Great Adventure to Build Solar Project Over Lots

Six Flags Great Adventure Amusement Park wants to do a good deed but in a horrible way - build NJ's largest solar farm but by clear cutting almost 70 acres of healthy forest despite a perfect alternative location right nex

Community Input on Plans for Shenango Site

Clean Water Action is partnering with the community group Allegheny County Clean Air Now (ACCAN) to urge the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to hold a public hearing on DTE’s remediation and reuse plans, so that the community has an opportunity to provide input on those plans. Support this effort by signing our petition today!

Action Alert - Energize New Jersey

Dirty, dangerous oil and gas projects are threatening the Garden State.

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Press Releases

February 22, 2018

Trenton, NJ -- Today, Clean Water Action released the following statement in regards to the PSEG Nuclear Bailout Bill (S877), which was just released out of the jointly held committee hearing: Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee and Assembly Telecommunications & Utilities Committee.

February 12, 2018

Today the Appellate Court released their decision on NJ Sierra Club vs NJDEP on the Exxon settlement.

February 6, 2018

Today, Clean Water Action joined a broad coalition of business, community, and environmental groups at a Statehouse press conference to speak out about the nuclear subsidy bill, S877 (Sweeney).

Climate Change and Clean Energy Blog Posts

February 22, 2018

Worcester, MA is a gritty little outpost in Central Massachusetts, with the quaint feel of bygone glory days.

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February 21, 2018

Governor Dannel Malloy created the Governor’s Council on Climate Change (also known as the GC3) on Earth Day, 2015. Recently, the council met to review a year’s worth of modeling and recommended a midterm target for Connecticut’s agreed-upon reduction of greenhouse gases.

February 16, 2018

On Wednesday, February 21, the Baltimore City Council's Land Use and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition: Baltimore's best chance for preventing a deadly crude oil train explosion.  Rally with us at noon in front of City Hall!  And to learn more, read our comments on the bill below.