Press Releases

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Thursday, Sep 12, 2019

Advocates, experts and transit riders call upon NJ Transit and the Murphy Administration to commit to reducing GHG emissions from the transportation sector and make a firm commitment to transition to a 100% electric bus fleet by 2040.

  • Kim Gaddy
Thursday, Sep 12, 2019

"As outrageous as this move is, it’s not an isolated incident, it’s part of a broader assault on basic protections for our water. While we’re planning the next steps to stop this repeal in the courts, we’re also focused on mobilizing as many people as possible to stop the additional elements of Trump’s dirty water agenda that we expect to see later this year.”

Monday, Aug 26, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – Advocates on Friday criticized the action of the State Water Resources Control Board, as it announced its intent to regulate just two out of a family of almost 5000 toxic chemicals known as per-and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water. 

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. –  In advance of today’s State Water Board hearing to discuss implementation of the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund, Phoebe Seaton, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability; Jonathan Nelson, Policy Director, Community Water Center; and Jennifer Clary, Water Programs Manager, Clean Water Action released the following statement:

Monday, Aug 19, 2019

“I hired Sean in 2011 to join our field canvass. Little did I know then what an integral part of the organization he would become over the next eight years,” said Mary Brady-Enerson, Michigan Director of Clean Water Action. “Every time I’ve asked for more from Sean he has grabbed the added responsibility and run with it. His passion for and dedication to Clean Water Action’s mission is hard to match. I look forward to seeing Sean grow and excel in this new role.”

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Thursday, Aug 15, 2019

Clean Water Action State Director, Amy Goldsmith, testified at the joint annual meeting of the Senate Environment and Energy Committee and Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee. This year’s hearing focused on the state of recycling in New Jersey.

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019

Today, the City of Boston announced a set of recommendations that will bring the city into the zero waste economy, moving away from a polluting waste system and creating good jobs for local residents.

Monday, Aug 12, 2019

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Clean Water Action’s ReThink Disposable program has completed a hugely successful two-year project in Alameda to “unpackage” the city by helping local food businesses dramatically reduce single-use disposables.

Thursday, Aug 08, 2019

Members of the Environmental Justice (EJ) community, community leaders, youth, supportive elected officials and progressive advocates called on the Murphy Administration to make major strengthening changes to NJ's Draft 2019 Energy Master Plan (EMP).

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Wednesday, Aug 07, 2019

We appreciate many elements of Worcester’s proposed Clean City Program that will educate the public, create new waste programs, and reduce litter in the city.  However, the provision to mandate clear plastic bags for recycling is not going to reduce waste--in fact it is wasteful--and there is little empirical evidence to justify its inclusion.