Environmental Justice

Clean Water Action works with partners across the country to address the environmental injustice that disproportionately impacts Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color.

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Support the popular Clean Energy Equity Act!

Email Speaker Craig Coughlin and your Assemblymembers now. Urge them to stand with the 76% of New Jerseyans who are ready for a clean energy economy. 

Recent Actions

Addressing Environmental Justice in PA

A package of bills was introduced in the General Assembly to help address this issue and uplift Environmental Justice communities. Email your state legislator today and tell them to support these bills

Demand a Cleaner and More Just Transportation System for CT

Send a letter to your legislators today in order to ensure this transportation program supports cleaner air, greater decision-making power, and high-quality jobs for those who need it most.

Tell Congress: We Must Invest In Our Future NOW

We need the U.S. Congress to act now to fund programs to tackle the climate crisis, build the clean energy future, protect our water, and address environmental injustice.

Support the Transportation Equity Act!

The Transportation Equity Act, sponsored by Delegate Sheila Ruth and Senator Jill Carter, is a critical tool for building a transportation system in Maryland that allows everyone to thrive.

Environmental Justice Blog Posts

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May 16, 2022

Right now, the majority of the country has no plan in place for storm related toxic chemical leaks. Improperly managed storage facilities can devastate a community’s drinking water.

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May 13, 2022

This year, we’re celebrating Clean Water Action’s 50th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act - our nation’s bedrock environmental law passed in 1972 with the help of our founder David Zwick. This law ensures that our rivers, streams, lakes and other surface waters are protected.

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May 5, 2022

In honor of Clean Water Action's 50th birthday, we’re sharing our history and stories of the people who have helped us protect clean water along the way through #CleanWater50Stories.