Press Releases

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April 3, 2019

In Response to NJDEP’s Electric Vehicle Announcement, Clean Water Action's State Director Amy Goldsmith issued the following statement.

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April 2, 2019

Trenton, NJ-Clean Water Action responded with support to Governor Murphy's announcement today that Christie’s Executive Order 2 (EO 2), which undermined critical environmental and public health safeguards, is now relegated to the dust bin of history.

LANSING, MI – Today, Attorney General Nessel released her highly anticipated opinion concerning Public Act 359, the law that would pave the way for Enbridge Energy to build an oil tunnel through the Straits of Mackinac. PA 359 was introduced after the November election and passed during the 2018 lame duck session. The law attempted to amend the Mackinac Bridge Authority to create a Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority (MSCA), which would theoretically build and own a tunnel through the Straits to house Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline.

March 27, 2019

(Washington, D.C.)-- Despite being a former oil and gas lobbyist with extensive conflicts of interests acting Secretary David Bernhardt will appear before the Senate tomorrow for his confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior.

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March 27, 2019

Totowa, NJ - At a press conference today where Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced 4 natural resource damage (NRD) lawsuits against three of the largest corporate polluters across the state, Clean Water Action declared that there’s a new sheriff in town.

March 26, 2019

Momentum behind AB 217 comes as new report finds children at risk from “pervasive lead contamination” in school drinking water:

March 26, 2019

“For too long, Michigan residents have faced uncertainty about whether the water coming from their taps is safe for their families to drink. By requesting an administrative rule-making process to set a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for PFAS chemicals, Governor Whitmer has shown that she is ready to put Michigan families and our drinking water first."

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March 26, 2019

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. 

“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.”

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March 21, 2019

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.