Gov. Phil Murphy's administration has ordered five companies responsible for widespread pollution of drinking water systems to spend millions of dollars to assess the extent of contamination and eventually clean up the pollution.
In 2019, Clean Water Action is helping lead the fight for clean water in California focusing especially on people living in communities without access to clean drinking water. California is home to some of the nation’s starkest divides between its most fortunate residents and its least fortunate, with over one million residents lacking access to safe drinking water.
“As a constituent from Whitehall, I’ve got added interest in this race,” said Steve Hvozdovich of Clean Water Action. “The residents of this district are tired of the Donald Trump-Scott Wagner, businessmen turned politicians, who prioritize corporate profits over public health and turn a blind eye to the real impacts our environment is experiencing. Raja is just another candidate from this broken mold, while Pam has spent her life serving others.”
Clean Water Action is now accepting nominations for the prestigious David R. Gerraughty Award, named in honor of the long-time Clean Water Action program organizer and canvasser who chose protecting the environment and safeguarding public health as his "second career".
You are invited to attend Clean Water Action's 17th Annual Breakfast of Champions happening Friday, May 10th, 2019 from 8:30-10:00 am at the Aspray Boathouse in historic Pawtuxet Village, Warwick! Purchase tickets or become a sponsor.
Clean Water Action testified at the Senate Budget Committee's first public hearing on the FY 2020 budget today. Noting these issues really hit home to her as a Newark resident with three asthmatic children, the group’s environmental justice organizer, Kim Gaddy, submitted the following statement.
“Congress required EPA to develop regulations to address hazardous substance spills and leaks into water nearly 30 years ago. The agency's failure to act ignores Congress' intent and puts drinking water sources and communities at risk,” said Lynn Thorp, Clean Water Action’s National Campaigns Director
Clean Water Action is partnering with your State Representative, Ed Gainey for an event on March 28 from 6-8PM at the Community Empowerment Association in Homewood. We will be discussing what you can do to ensure you have clean and affordable water! Can you make it?
Join Clean Water Action and the Our Water-Our Rivers Campaign on Saturday, March 23 from 12-2PM at 1 Smithfield St for a water activist training. You’ll learn about water issues impacting our region and receive guidance on how to talk to politicians about these important issues. You’ll then be given the opportunity to put this knowledge and techniques to use by participating in upcoming meetings with your legislators.
“Turning over aquifers to fossil fuel companies for injection should only be done with the most extreme caution - if at all. Colorado regulators do not even keep a list of which aquifers have been handed over to the industry, and EPA’s list is full of holes,” said report author, Andrew Grinberg.