FRAMINGHAM, Mass.— Today, Clean Water Action joined advocates and consumers at the TJX annual shareholder meeting to ask the retailer to improve its efforts to tackle toxic chemicals. TJX is the owner of Marshalls, T.J.Maxx, Sierra Trading Post, and Home Goods. Environmental health activists and consumers want the Framingham-based company to develop a robust safer chemicals policy and to protect customers and workers from toxic chemicals, such as PFAS, phthalates, and bisphenols, in its products and stores.
Clean Water Action sees the NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) announcement today as a huge step towards improving air quality in environmental justice and port-adjacent communities, like Newark, Elizabeth, and Jersey City.
This evening, Clean Water Fund, Blue Tomorrow environmental consulting, and the Central California Environmental Justice Network will co-launch seven air monitors in key locations across Lost Hills, California to monitor air quality for two years. The launch will take place at 14688 Lost Hills Road in Lost Hills, CA at 7 p.m.
New Brunswick, NJ - Clean Water Action joined with over 24 New Jersey environmental, labor, public works and business leaders for a roundtable discussion led by Congressman Frank Pallone about the Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s America Act, or LIFT America Act. It calls for major investment in drinking water, renewable energy, climate resiliency, public health protections, brownfields redevelopment and broad band access. It was introduced by 31 House Environment and Commerce Committee Democrats.
In a world of an estimated 4700 PFAS chemicals, researching and setting an MCL for each one will be time consuming and expensive. The next step must be to stop doing chemical by chemical approach. It will become an impossible task. There is no time left to protect our health as the dangers are already present in our water supplies, communities and have contaminated our bodies.
Clean Water Action is holding its 33rd annual conference, Unity and Action NOW, on Saturday, June 8th at Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, NJ.
The Southern Reliability Link is a 28-mile gas pipeline that could destroy environmentally sensitive land in the Pinelands and threaten communities along the route in Burlington, Ocean, and Monmouth Counties. Clean Water Action, and others demonstrate on ground zero in Ocean County where construction of the SRL has already started.
Lack of cleanup for Clairton in US Steel announcement highlighted
Pittsburgh - Clean Water Action released today a report detailing the history of violations of the federal Clean Air Act standards in the Mon Valley over the past 12 years. The results found air quality monitors in the Mon Valley recorded some of the worst air, not just in Allegheny County, but throughout Pennsylvania.
“The fight for climate justice is one of the biggest battles we face,” said Cindy Luppi, New England Director, Clean Water Action, who has partnered with local leaders and health groups since the 1990s on these efforts. “We know our children’s future depends on us moving away from the burning of coal and other fossil fuels, but we have to find real world solutions that show respect for workers and communities, and keep the lights on powered with clean energy at the same time. ”