Michael Kelly - Director of Communications

We Can not Afford Donald Trump. Credit: a katz / Shutterstock.com

A Love Letter to Fossil Fuels from President Trump

January 20, 2017

On the same day that the Trump Administration scrubbed all mention of climate change and climate action from WhiteHouse.gov, it published what my colleague Lynn calls a "love letter to fossil fuels".

Trump's Cabinet / Illustration by Jan Comport

The Usual Suspects

January 4, 2017

An Oil Company CEO; a Board Member of the Dakota Access Pipeline company;  a one-term anti-environment coal-state Congressman who wants expanded fossil fuel development – more oil, gas and coal; the state Attorney General leading lawsuits against EPA and the Clean Water Rule.

We will organize. Original photo: a Katz / Shutterstock

Coming Together to Push Back

November 9, 2016

This election went sideways real quick and it will take a bit to pull ourselves up.

But we will. Then we'll get to work - we know what we must do and we know how to do it.

Large group of people as seen from above. Credit: Stockernumber2 / iStock

Reality

November 9, 2016

President-Elect Trump is a reality now and the implications are massive. And not just for our water or action on climate - our progress on health care, poverty and economic justice, and racial justice is at risk. Luckily, this is just the start and we know what to do - come together, organize, and get ready to push back hard. Let's get to it.

Vote like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

Election Day 2016 Live Blog

November 8, 2016

Hello! Welcome to the Clean Water Election Day 2016 Live Blog. We'll update this space all day with info about the election, what we're hearing when we go to the polls, and more so come back. And, in the meantime - Be a Clean Water Voter. Check out the Clean Water Voter Guide and our Congressional Scorecard before you go to the polls.

Voting booths. Photo credit: hermosawave / iStock

Democracy Works. But We Gotta Want It.

August 4, 2016

There are more than 500,000 town, city, county, and local municipal elected positions across the nation; more than 10,000 statewide positions; more than 7,300 state legislative seats; 435 members of the US House of Representatives; 100 US senators; 1 vice-president; 1 president.

Record player - Jonas Smith - Flickr - Creative Commons

We Can Change This! Songs for Action

May 27, 2016

I have had Big Yellow Taxi stuck in my head all week.

Methane flare, black smoke. Photo credit: Leonid Ikan / Shutterstock

A Good Day for Public Health and the Climate

May 12, 2016

Today is a good day for public health and the climate. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the first-ever national limits on dangerous methane pollution spewed by the oil and gas industry.

Image - Thank you to President Obama for vetoing SJ Res 22. Photo credit: artjazz / Shutterstock. Alterations by Clean Water Action

A Veto to Protect Clean Water

January 20, 2016

Despite massive popular support for the Clean Water Rule, Republicans in Congress have tried to stop it since the day it was proposed. They finally got enough votes in both Houses to get something to the President's desk - SJ Res 22, a "Resolution of Disapproval" under the Congress Review Act. President Obama vetoed Congress' latest attempt to kill commonsense safeguards for our water last night. It seems like it took him all of 30 seconds to make the decision. This a huge win for anyone who cares about clean water.

Capitol building reflected at night. Photo credit: Orhan Cam / Shutterstock

Two Visions, One Building

January 13, 2016

Congress has barely been in session for two weeks. Unsurprisingly, the House has continued its streak of standing up for corporate polluters at the expense of the American people. Two of the first votes of this session put our water, our health, and our economy at risk