The Clean Water Blog

We All Live Downstream

Sediment plume in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Photo credit: Baltimore Sun.
July 9, 2019

Yesterday the city of Baltimore experienced a severe wet weather event that resulted in flood warnings throughout the DMV area, coupled with a water main break downtown. While the water main break is responsible for the day’s increase in train delays and a strong flow of murky brown water into the inner harbor near Howard and Pratt, an infrastructure failure may not be necessary for the same problem to occur in the near future.

July 3, 2019

Last week, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and Clean Water Action's Baltimore team traveled to the hearing to stand up for public lands.

ReThink Disposable_Plastic Free July 2019_Program_Twitter. Designed by Clean Water Action
July 1, 2019

This July, join millions of people around the world reducing their plastic waste. Clean Water Action’s ReThink Disposable program is excited to be part of the solution to plastic pollution – every day we work for cleaner streets, oceans and beautiful communities. Join us to ReThink Disposable together by choosing to refuse single-use plastics for Plastic Free July. Together, we can make a difference and be a part of the solution.

NJ_Kim Gaddy at EJ Convening.PNG
June 26, 2019

All Americans deserve to live in healthy environments, free from pollution and toxic waste. But people of color and low-income Americans are disproportionately affected by pollution every day. Clean Water Action was honored to attend today’s first-ever Congressional Convening on Environmental Justice to fight for Environmental Justice now.

June 26, 2019

Clean Water Action celebrates the passage of the historic State Water Plan.

Let's Break Free from Plastic
June 22, 2019

When the summer weather’s nice, and even when it’s not, clean water means fun for everyone.



Let’s keep it that way.



Donate now to join Clean Water Action and fight the rising tide of single-use disposable plastic trash that threatens our water and our health.



Fund the LWCF!
June 20, 2019

Organizers from Clean Water Action and partner nonprofits, all clad in bright blue shirts reading “Fund LWCF,” could be seen scattered across the public seating area during Wednesday’s hearing of the House Committee on Natural Resources. 

a person planting a young tree sapling
June 19, 2019

In May, I finished my third semester teaching a college dual enrollment Healthy Communities course at Madison Park Academy in the Sobrante Park District of East Oakland. Sobrante Park is an environmental justice community burdened with heavy traffic.  The majority of households pay over 50% of their income for housing, and the community  has some of the highest asthma rates in the country. Most of the environmental injustices faced by residents are due to air pollution from vehicles including the diesel trucks that run on the 880 freeway directly adjacent to the school.

June 18, 2019

Clean Water Action's Baltimore office is fortunate to have three interns working with us this summer! All rising seniors studying environmental science or policy at Baltimore-area colleges, Morgan, Megan, and Sofia are already conducting research and outreach on our campaigns on sewage system infrastructure, septic system improvements, zero waste initiatives, climate resiliency, and more. I'll let them introduce themselves!

 

Morgan Hoffman, Environmental Science, Towson University