News & Updates

April 3, 2020

As COVID-19 Shows There is No Public Health Without Clean Water for All, Governor Newsom Takes Important Steps to Protect Public Health and Combat the Spread of Disease

Group Supports Further Action to Meet Urgent Drinking Water Needs During COVID-19 Crisis



April 3, 2020

“We applaud those utilities who have not only placed a moratorium on shutoffs during the pandemic, but which are turning the water back on for those whose water service was turned off prior to this crisis,” said Jennifer Clary, Water Program Manager at Clean Water Action.  “Those who were struggling before this emergency hit need help even more now. We urge the governor to ensure that all residential water providers follow this example.”

April 3, 2020

Washington, D.C. -- Today, Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced that he is extending William Perry Pendley’s tenure as Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management. 

Michael Kelly, Director of Communications for Clean Water Action, released the following statement in response:

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March 30, 2020

EmpowerNJ, representing more than 60 signatory organizations around the state, including labor, faith, environmental and community organizations, released a copy of its letter to Governor Murphy urging the Administration to pause pending proceedings and actions with respect to  approving applications and permits for  all major development projects where public participation is allowed, including fossil fuel infrastructure expansion, until the unprecedented COVID-19 health emergency has ended and the public can once again participate in government decision-making. There cannot be meaningful public participation when the public is being told to shelter in place.

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March 30, 2020

As many of us, including most of Clean Water Action’s staff, find ourselves inside and working from home, we are still seeking connection with our community. We have been inspired by the online response, and have listed some of our favorites here. We hope you enjoy them - and check back regularly for updates!

March 30, 2020

The following statement can be attributed to Mary Brady-Enerson, Michigan Director, Clean Water Action:

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March 23, 2020

The 2020 Great Lakes Awards Ceremony has been postponed due to COVID-19. We are working to reschedule and will update this page as soon as possible.

We are still accepting sponsorships. Your donation now is vital to support our campaigns to protect the Great Lakes and all Michiganders. Please consider making your sponsorship today.

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March 23, 2020

Stronger together

The public health and economic crisis created by COVID-19 and the drastic measures taken to flatten the curve of the virus to protect the public impacts all of us. Many of the people and families hardest hit right now already bear the brunt of the climate crisis and water and air pollution and have seen systematic disinvestment in their communities for decades. This crisis requires a massive response from all levels of government and our society.

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March 23, 2020

On April 22nd 2020, the United States will celebrate the 50th Earth Day!

That anniversary is falling at a tumultuous time for our country, planet, and people. Worldwide, people are experiencing the lasting impact of the coronavirus. The presidential and congressional elections are perhaps the most important ever. Youth leaders are rising up against corruption, and demanding a prosperous future.

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March 19, 2020

We are urging our coalition partners to sign onto our PDF iconMethane and Climate Change Coalition letter asking the Wolf Administration to directly address methane in its proposed regulation to control emissions from existing oil and gas operations. Please fill out the form below to sign on.