Press Releases

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2020

Making it more difficult for people to speak out and eliminating requirements to consider climate change impacts is a recipe for disaster.

Wednesday, Jul 08, 2020

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

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2020

Today the US House passed HR2, the Moving America Forward Act. The House also passed an amendment to fund lead service line replacement across the nation. 

Clean Water Action President and CEO, Bob Wendelgass, released the following statement:

Monday, Jun 29, 2020

“CDPHE’s water testing results highlight the need for the state to do more to protect our communities from PFAS,” said Jennifer Peters, Water Programs Director at Clean Water Action. “Polluters should not be allowed to dump these chemicals into our water, and I urge the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission to pass a strong narrative water policy to rein in discharges of PFAS into Colorado waters.”


Friday, Jun 26, 2020

This is a big step toward equality and justice, and a more perfect union.

"Congress must act now to help the most impacted communities - disproportionately Black and other communities of color, recover and get back to work. The legislative response to Covid-19 needs to move us toward a just and sustainable future. Rebuilding from this pandemic must include an investment in infrastructure needed to ensure clean water for all, acting on climate by building resilient communities, supporting public transit, and making rapid investments in clean energy."

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Following on the heels of Governor Newsom’s statewide order on wearing masks in public and the House’s introduction of a new bill that includes proposed water funding (HR 2), major agriculture and business leaders have now joined a growing coalition of clean water advocates urging Congress to support the HEROES Act and fund critical water needs to keep families safe and healthy.

Monday, Jun 22, 2020

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

LANSING- Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Gretchen Driskell for Michigan’s 7th Congressional District.

“Gretchen Driskell understands that we need to protect drinking water and stand up against the dirty water agenda of the Trump administration," said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. "Throughout her career, Driskell has been a strong advocate for our Great Lakes and protecting our water resources and we can’t wait to see that work continue in DC.”

Friday, Jun 19, 2020

(Trenton) - Standing together six feet apart today, Governor Murphy, Lt. Governor Oliver, state legislative leaders, and NJ’s leading environmental justice advocates, Kim Gaddy from Clean Water Action, Maria Lopez-Nuñez from Ironbound Community Corporation, and Nicky Sheats from New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance, announced their commitment to pass S232 (Singleton/McKeon), potentially the most protective environmental justice law in the country.