Civic Engagement and Democracy

Clean Water Action harnesses grassroots power by engaging and mobilizing our members and endorsing clean water leaders in elections from the local to national level.

NJ Legislative Scorecard 2017

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Recent Actions

Get Money Out of Politics Today!

The oil and gas industry, aided by the erosion of campaign finance laws and nearly boundless lobbying budgets, asserts enormous influence over legislative processes in real time while also enjoying legacy influence in regulatory frame- works. The results can be devastating to the health of the environment and the public.

Pledge to go Beyond Voting

Pledge to go Beyond Voting this year- when regular people make the effort to get involved, we have government that works for all- not just corporations and special interests.

Stop Trump and his Polluter Friends’ Dirty Budget!

Tell your U.S. Senators and Representative to protect funding for clean air and water. Don’t gut vital protections!

Tell your legislators: Oppose anti-environment riders

Email your legislators and Governor Wolf today and tell them to oppose any code bill that includes anti-environmental amendments.

Press Releases

September 25, 2017

Legislature urged to counter Christie’s past and Trump’s present in lame duck and next session. 

August 14, 2017

Clean Water Action President and CEO Bob Wendelgass released the following statement on the events in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 11 and 12, 2017.

July 25, 2017

"Today’s vote by the Senate, to proceed to debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act, adds insult to injury by setting up a scenario where 20 to 32 million Americans may be stripped of their healthcare at the same time as environment health safeguards are being rolled back."

Civic Engagement and Democracy Blog Posts

A new development peeks from behind farm fields
September 15, 2017

Anne Arundel County has started the process to update the General Development Plan. The General Development Plan (aka Plan 2040) is the vision for what Anne Arundel County should become. It sets the groundwork for future decisions on land use and zoning - where new homes and businesses go - that have an enormous impact on local and regional water quality. We want to make sure that the plan addresses improved transportation, protection of the environment, and sustainable development.

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September 14, 2017

Clean Water Action is proud to announce our endorsements of Elizabeth Dickinson for mayor of St. Paul, and Betsy Hodges for re-election as mayor of Minneapolis.

Elizabeth Dickinson for Mayor of St. Paul

August 18, 2017

On Wednesday, the Baltimore City Council held an investigational hearing on the proposed B&P Tunnel expansion through West Baltimore.  For the past few years, the Federal Railway Administration tasked Amtrak, MDOT, and Baltimore DOT with finding a solution to the constraints of the existing B&P Tunnel underneath West Baltimore: its narrowness and disrepair slow down and sometimes disrupt Amtrak and MARC passengers traveling betwen Baltimore and DC.  But residents of the neighborhoods above the proposed new tunnel have been