News & Updates

srl pipeline construction
May 3, 2019

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.

May 2, 2019

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. 

May 1, 2019

PDF iconDownload the report and learn more about air quality in the Mon Valley and what can be done to fix it.

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May 1, 2019

Thank you! You joined more than 1000 Connecticut residents who urged Governor Lamont to restore and protect the ratepayer funds that support energy efficiency and clean energy initiatives! That’s real strength in numbers and will make a big difference.

April 30, 2019

The Judiciary & Legislative Investigations Committee will hear resolution 19-0139R, Investigative Hearing - Municipal Composting on May 7th at 10:30am.

The Committee will hear agency reports and public testimony on the legislation. Written testimony may be submitted in advance by emailing Matthew Peters at For anyone interested in giving oral testimony, they should arrive at City Hall at 9:45am with ID. They can sign up to testify on the 4th floor.

April 30, 2019

Today, Governor Hogan signed three bills that Clean Water Action worked on this legislative session.

April 30, 2019

“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. ”

April 24, 2019

Jennifer Kunze with Clean Water Action said even though one of those cars leaked its diesel, residents in the area got lucky.

“If it had been some kind of flammable or hazardous liquid in those train cars, it could have been much worse. And if it had been crude oil, it would have caused a massive explosion that could have impacted people’s homes, businesses around here,” Kunze said.

The cause of the last crash like this is still under investigation.

In March, nine CSX cars tumbled from a trellis over Falls Road. Fortunately, those cars were empty.

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April 23, 2019

Clean Water Action joins its Electrify NJ partners and Mayor Fulop in drawing attention to electric vehicle options that could significantly reduce climate gases and related impacts– be they personal cars, trucks, buses, ride/car share options.

April 22, 2019

Today environmental groups are holding an Earth Day press conference demanding the state Legislature and Governor move forward on a strong environmental agenda for New Jersey. We have a climate crisis that’s getting worse.