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. 

U.S. Capitol Building / photo: shutterstock, Cvandyke

Tracking the Dirty Water Agenda

Big polluters have stacked Congress and the Trump Administration with their friends, and they have already started handing out favors. The polluter friendly agenda calls for rolling back our most vital protections for our water, air, climate and health.

Recent Actions

Don't Let Michigan Move Backward on Clean Energy

HB 4297 and the Nesbitt energy plan is a step in the wrong direction, instead of a step toward making us a leader in clean energy policy. This proposed legislation would classify the burning of hazardous waste, including tires, as renewable energy and is nothing more than a cynical attempt to hijack Michigan’s renewable energy definition for the benefit of corporate polluters.

Sign the Petition: Zero Emissions Now!

Diesel emissions are linked to asthma, cancer, and other health disorders, causing 21,000 premature deaths each year. Families that live by busy diesel truck corridors and port communities are often hit the hardest. It's time to demand Zero Emission Now!

The Bay State Needs a Price on Carbon

We are all aware of the devastating impacts climate change could have on Massachusetts, intensifying storms and wreaking havoc on aging infrastructure. Tell Governor Baker to lead on climate.

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

Press Releases

February 1, 2017

"We will remain vigilant to ensure that Secretary Tillerson is engaging the work of the State Department on behalf of all Americans and our national interest, and not on behalf of multinational oil and gas companies.”

January 25, 2017

Trenton, NJ – A diverse array of over 30 New Jersey labor, faith, community and environmental organizations today announced the launch of a new coalition, Jersey Renews, to press current and future state leaders to increase dramatically New Jersey’s commitment to fighting climate change.  They released a statement at a State House press conference calling for action by the state in a number of areas.

January 24, 2017

On Wednesday, January 25th, the founding partners of Jersey Renews will be speaking at the State House about the urgency of climate change and the importance of action by our state’s current and future leaders. As part of our public launch, we will be discussing the key components of our policy platform created to reduce emissions, bolster clean energy, and create green jobs.

Climate Change and Clean Energy Blog Posts

Get Local
February 14, 2017

The economic and social impact of climate change on our communities cannot be understated. With the risk of increased flooding and drought, and the Trump Administration’s promise to scrap regulations restricting production of fossil fuels, the need for local authorities and community-based organizations in the development of climate mitigation and adaptation strategies has never been this urgent.

February 10, 2017

On January 24th the Massachusetts Campaign for a Clean Energy Future—a coalition of organizations, coordinated by Clean Water Action, working to bring carbon pricing to the Bay State--held a screening of an episode of the Years of Living Dangerously in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston.

Mass Power Forward Lobby day - meeting with Sen. Chang-Diaz office
February 7, 2017

Climate deniers may have taken control of the White House, but here in Massachusetts - and states across the country - residents are pushing for clean power. The Mass Power Forward coalition, which Clean Water Action helps convene, recently held a lobby day to push for clean energy like wind and solar, promote environmental justice, push back against fracked gas pipeline expansion and secure just transition at shutting power plants like Pilgrim Nuclear.