Over the last two weeks, the US House of Representatives has passed two spending bills that fund several federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which received increased funding. Clean Water Action released the following statement:
The first convening of its kind, this summit will provide a venue for community activists and environmental justice practitioners to communicate their needs to members of Congress and their staff, who will commit directly to addressing longstanding inequities in economically oppressed and politically marginalized communities. The conversation will produce a set of principles to inform environmental justice legislation to be introduced later this Congress
The recent report of PFAS contamination of the Farmington River is serious and should be a wake-up call for state action.
Trenton, NJ - Clean Water Action's NJ Campaign State Director, Eric Benson, joining others at the State House Rally in support of the the millionaires tax and tax fairness:
West Trenton, NJ – Members of the public are speaking out at the Delaware River Basin Commission’s (DRBC) public meeting today at the West Trenton Fire Company Hall. Representatives of advocacy groups from throughout the region are calling for the Commissioners to vote as soon as possible to adopt a full ban on fracking throughout the Delaware River Watershed, including banning the treatment, storage and disposal of wastewater produced by fracking, and banning the export of water from the Watershed to enable fracking elsewhere.
Trenton, NJ -- Statement from Clean Water Action's State Director, Amy Goldsmith, on the release of the draft Energy Master Plan (EMP) by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU):
"This has been a long awaited and highly anticipated release. Since 2011, New Jersey has been operating under Governor Chris Christie's failing energy blueprint, which will leave NJ falling far short of meeting our state's clean energy and climate goals."
Trenton, NJ -- A bipartisan cadres of New Jersey legislative leaders joined the Empower NJ: No Fossil Fuel Projects Coalition today to urge the Legislature and Governor Murphy to take stronger action sooner to combat climate change and promote a green economy. They noted New Jersey is being hit hard by the climate crisis already, it’s getting worse, and proposed fossil-fuel infrastructure projects will deepen climate impacts. The legislators pushed a package of bills and called for the Governor’s new Energy Master Plan to aggressively confront this new reality.
Sacramento, CA—The Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund Coalition released the following statement from 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 upon an announcement of a budget agreement that this year commits $100 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund and over $60 million from the General Fund for safe drinking water, along with a $130 million annual appropriation going forward, contingent on p
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.