News & Updates

June 19, 2019

Years after Stephanie Rawlings-Blake vetoed legislation banning stores from handing out plastics bags in Baltimore City, Councilman Bill Henry is giving it another go.

A proposal announced by Henry’s office in a media advisory Thursday would ban stores from handing out plastic bags at the register, while also setting a 5-cent fee on other kinds of bags. It would also fine retailers $250 for the first offense and more for subsequent violations.

June 17, 2019

The recent report of PFAS contamination of the Farmington River is serious and should be a wake-up call for state action. 

NJ Autumn Toast
June 17, 2019

You are invited to attend Clean Water Action's 10th Annual "Autumn Toast to a Healthy Environment" charity auction fundraiser happening Sunday, October 6th, 2019 from 1-4 pm at the Pine Barrens Golf Club in Jackson, NJ!

The event will benefit Clean Water Action's local programs to protect drinking water and reduce single-use disposable plastic and foam pollution that harms our oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, and communities. Autumn Toast is a fun-filled day featuring:

NJ millionaires rally - david pringle.jpeg
June 13, 2019

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:

NJ_Fracking_DRBC_Coalition_Photo by Delaware Riverkeeper Network
June 12, 2019

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.

Manure lagoons
June 11, 2019

Our modern food system is dominated by corporate agriculture. These companies control the agricultural research agenda, have consolidated and monopolized the market, heavily influence regulations and federal spending, and dominate the public conversation about food and farming.

June 10, 2019

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."

June 10, 2019

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.

June 10, 2019

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

June 7, 2019

"Andrew Wheeler, like Scott Pruitt before him, has never found a safeguard he didn’t want to gut to help former clients and other corporate special interests."