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 Food & Farm Worker Protection

The COVID-19 pandemic poses a severe threat to the essential workers who feed us, including workers in poultry and seafood processing plants and in agricultural fields.

Recent Actions

Allegheny County Deserves Clean Air!

Over this past Christmas, residents in the Mon Valley suffered from nearly a week of unhealthy air pollution levels – violating federal Clean Air Act standards. The main culprit was the U.S.

Extend Michigan's Water Shutoff Moratorium

Due to support from Michiganders like you, our State Legislature passed a temporary moratorium on water shutoffs in 2020.

No More Cash for Burning Trash!

It is time for the state to stop providing public subsidies for clean, renewable energy to an industry that pollutes our neighborhoods.

Tell the Senate: Pass the For the People Act!

Reforming our democracy is essential to protecting our water, taking bold action to address the climate crisis, and protecting our communities.

Environmental Justice Blog Posts

NJ_Kim Gaddy_EV press event
February 17, 2021

Just months after announcing groundbreaking environmental justice legislation, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has announced a trio of environmental actions, including over $100 million in new transportation investments to tackle the climate crisis, reduce pollution in communities of color and high-poverty areas, and create new jobs.

Toxic for People & Planet projected on BRESCO by the Backbone Campaign
February 4, 2021

Today, the House Economic Matters Committee is holding a hearing on HB0332, legislation to reform Maryland's Renewable Portfolio Standard - a program intended when it was created in 2004 to promote new wind and solar development.

Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve at sunrise
January 25, 2021

62 environmental, land preservation, food security, and agricultural groups - alongside 137 individuals - have signed on to this letter demanding that the Montgomery County Council amend ZTA 20-01 to make solar power a Conditional Use in the Agricultural Reserve. Here's why.

 

MAINTAIN AGRICULTURE AS THE PRIMARY USE OF LAND IN THE AGRICULTURAL RESERVE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND