News & Updates

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October 4, 2019

Save the date Thursday, November 7th for Clean Water Action’s Annual Fundraiser in Minneapolis!

This is a great opportunity for you to meet Clean Water staff and fellow members, and learn more about what we’re focused on for the rest of 2019 and how we’re getting ready for 2020.

We look forward to seeing you there! Reserve your spot today!

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door, and $20 for students


Stop Pendley and Bernhardt
October 4, 2019

Secretary Bernhardt officially renominated William Perry Pendley, an ardent advocate for the disposal and sell-off of public lands, to be acting director of the Bureau of Land Management, doubling down on his culture of corruption at the Department of the Interior by stacking the agency with swampy deputies. Pendley has spent his career working to sell out public lands to corporate polluters.

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October 3, 2019

The New Jersey legislature refuses to address the major environmental challenges facing the state, according to the 2018-2019 Clean Water Action Scorecard.

Waste_garbage_can_overflowing_ReThink Disposable
October 3, 2019

We need to rethink our disposable lifestyle. To do that, we need to overcome the barriers that make it seem difficult to change our habits. And we’re here to help! Join us for our first ever Lunchbox and “Lessen”! This is a free zero waste event hosted by Clean Water Fund.

Come out on October 29th, 2019 from 12:00pm-1:00pm for a discussion about sustainable strategies to reduce waste. A panel of experts will discuss how you can reduce your use of single-use at work, home, and in the community.

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October 2, 2019

Clean Water Action applauds Governor Murphy for reconstituting the independent oversight board regarding the decommissioning of the Oyster Creek Nuclear plant in Lacey township, NJ. It was first formed at the request of Clean Water Action, GRAMMES and other environmental grassroots groups in 2009 when the plant was relicensed by the NRC.

October 2, 2019

Baltimore City says it's making progress in helping people with sewage backups that are connected to the city's overwhelmed system but some say it's not enough. Of claims received between April 2018 in June 2019, just 10 were approved; many were denied because the homeowner didn't notify the city within 24 hours of the problem. Critics with environmental integrity project say most people didn't even know about the timeline.

October 2, 2019

Baltimore City is helping people experiencing backups. Some say it is not enough. The claims received between april of 2018 and june 2019, just 10 were approved. Many were denied because the homeowner did not notify the city within 24 hours of the problem. Critics of environmental integrity project say most people did not even know about the timeline.

September 27, 2019

Minneapolis -- Today the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency denied the Clean Water Act Section 401 water quality permit for Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline. The MPCA stated that it needed more information to determine if the 340-mile long pipeline would be detrimental to water quality in the state, as a result of possible oil spills. Section 401 of the Clean Water Act is a critical tool states and tribes use to protect local waters. The U.S.

September 26, 2019

Washington, D.C. -- The Environmental Protection Agency, today, sent a letter to California claiming California is not living up to its responsibilities under the Clean Water Act, citing homelessness as one of the main reasons.

Clean Water Action Communications Director, Michael Kelly, responded with the following statement: