Press Releases

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January 15, 2019

Trenton, NJ -- Clean Water Action NJ State Director Amy Goldsmith released the following statement in response to Governor Murphy's State of the State at 2 pm today.

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January 14, 2019

Trenton, NJ – On the eve of Governor Murphy's State of the State, a broad coalition coalition of advocates, faith leaders, and concerned New Jersey residents held their own People's State of the State outside the State House Annex to urge the state Legislature to move on key progressive legislative priorities.

BOSTON—Today environmental, public health and worker advocates blasted Governor Charlie Baker for running out the clock on a much watched bill to protect children and firefighters from exposure to toxic flame retardants.  Baker’s failure to sign the bill amounts to an automatic veto.

January 7, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Today the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund Coalition released the following statement from Dan Howells, California State Director of Clean Water Action, on the inauguration of Gavin Newsom as Governor of California: 

“Governor Gavin Newsom takes office at a time when California’s moral leadership and unparalleled potential are clouded by our failure to deliver the essential human right of safe and affordable drinking water to one million Californians.  

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January 10, 2019

Leaders and impacted individuals will speak to the urgent need to pass progressive policies that benefit all New Jerseyans, not just the wealthy and well-connected.

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January 10, 2019

Leaders and impacted individuals will speak to the urgent need to pass progressive policies that benefit all New Jerseyans, not just the wealthy and well-connected.

January 9, 2019

“It’s outrageous that the President thinks it is appropriate to formally nominate Andrew Wheeler to lead EPA while the agency is shut down because of the President’s radical demand for an unnecessary and ecologically destructive border wall."

 

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January 9, 2019

Clean Water Action applauds Governor Murphy and the state’s comptroller for conducting a thorough audit of the Economic Development Authority (EDA) and announcing major reforms. It is long overdue. The audit affirms what Clean Water Action has been saying for decades – corporate hand outs have provided little to no benefits to the New Jersey economy other than to line the pockets of stockholders and polluters at the expense of taxpayers.

January 2, 2019

“This is a huge new year’s gift to all Massachusetts families and in particular firefighters,” said Elizabeth Saunders, Massachusetts Director for Clean Water Action and board member of the Alliance. “These chemicals have been putting our children and firefighters at risk for decades and it’s high time that they are removed from the products that we bring into our homes. We’re counting on Governor Baker to join the legislature in prioritizing protection for our most vulnerable by signing this bill into law.”

Thanks to the Trump Shutdown EPA won't even be able to pretend to protect our water and communities, which is exactly what radical members of Congress and corporate polluters have wanted for decades.