News & Updates

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May 23, 2017

Asbury Park, New Jersey-- Clean Water Action, in partnership with the Asbury Park Boardwalk, is launching a “Straws by Request” program this Memorial Day Weekend. Participating establishments include Oyster Bar, The Anchor's Bend, Beach Bar and Wonder Bar. Drinking straws will be given to customers only by request. Look for the signage and educational postcards located at both the entrance, tabletops and the bars. Clean Water Action and the Asbury Park Boardwalk encourage all customers to participate.

May 23, 2017

"The only people who benefit from this proposal are the wealthy, whose taxes will be lowered on the backs of the poor and sick, and corporate polluters who will be able to act with impunity, putting profits before public health and clean water."

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May 19, 2017

Join us at our Summer Splash celebration on Wednesday, June 21st!

View from the Zilker Clubhouse / photo: City of Austin
May 16, 2017

Thanks to members like you Clean Water Fund has campaigned successfully for cleaner and safer water, cleaner air, and protection from toxic pollution in our homes, neighborhoods, and workplaces.

Continue your support by joining us for the 2017 Spring for Water celebration. The evening will feature distinguished guests, a silent auction, music, refreshments, libations and the opportunity for you to enjoy the “coolest view” around, overlooking downtown Austin.

May 15, 2017

Newark, NJ -- Expanding on what Clean Water Action has called "the strongest clean energy agenda by far," Democratic candidate for Governor Phil Murphy advanced new policy initiatives today to improve the quality of life in environmental justice communities. Watch live footage from the press conference on Facebook.

May 9, 2017

BALTIMORE — On May 8, the Baltimore City Council resoundedly passed a resolution supporting offshore wind development in Maryland. Baltimore City Councilwoman Sharon Middleton introduced the resolution, co-sponsored by 14 of the 15 city Council Members, urging the Public Service Commission to approve one or both of the offshore wind farm proposals currently under consideration.  

May 5, 2017

OAKLAND, CALIF. (May 8, 2017) — California environmental groups are challenging the adoption of industry-friendly rules that would allow fossil fuel companies to dump oil and gas wastewater into open and unlined pits in the Central Valley, putting precious drinking water and community health at risk.

Phil Murphy for Governor. Photo Provided by Murphy Campaign
May 3, 2017

Trenton, NJ - Clean Water Action, New Jersey's largest environmental group, announced today its endorsement of Phil Murphy in the 2017 NJ Democratic primary for governor.

May 3, 2017

“By allowing power plants to continue to dump chemicals into drinking water sources, Trump’s EPA is putting polluter profits above protecting public health,” said Jennifer Peters, National Water Programs Director for Clean Water Action.  “For decades, power plants have been dumping toxic metals and other harmful contaminants, including bromide, which creates cancer-causing byproducts during drinking water treatment. Absent strong safeguards to limit this pollution, drinking water systems and their customers will continue to bear the burden of unchecked power plant water pollution.”


Solar panels, blue sky. Photo credit: epicurean / iStock
April 20, 2017

Today, Clean Water Action responded to an announcement by Massachusetts Governor Baker, Environment Secretary Matthew Beaton and Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Judith Judson regarding the Affordable Access to Clean and Efficient Energy Initiative.[i]