Climate Change and Clean Energy

Climate change is impacting us. And it’s not good. Pollution from power plants and other sources is affecting our food, our air, and our water. It’s super-sizing things like hurricanes and droughts. If we don’t take action, it’s only going to get worse. 

U.S. Capitol Building / photo: shutterstock, Cvandyke

Tracking Attacks from Congress on Public Health, Clean Water, and Action on Climate Change

Big polluters have stacked Congress and the Trump Administration with their friends, and they have already started handing out favors. The polluter friendly agenda calls for rolling back our most vital protections for our water, air, climate and health.

Recent Actions

Action Alert - Oppose Governor Christie's Bad Settlement With Exxon

On multiple occasions over 20 years, the courts have found Exxon responsible and liable for 100 years of pollution and destruction of 1500 acres of forest, wetland, tideland, meadow, underlying groundwater, and nearby waterways at Exxon's refineries in Linden and Bayonne.

Act For Community Health

It’s time to act: contact your Senators to tell them to keep anti-environmental and public health policies out of the infrastructure plan. 

Making Oil and Gas Pay for Climate Change Pollution

Climate Change is already impacting residents and businesses in our state. Stronger storms are causing increased flooding of residences and businesses and warming waters are decimating lobster and flounder populations.

Press Releases

August 20, 2018

Canoeists display banner on Delaware River against fracking and its waste

August 14, 2018

Emily Ranson, Maryland Program Coordinator for Clean Water Action, said: "Marylanders are drinking from and fishing in waterways downstream of power plants, and these waterways should not be dumping grounds for power plants' toxic waste. Industry should be held accountable for its pollution. Marylanders should not subsidize polluting power plants by suffering the negative health impacts or paying higher water treatment costs to clean up their mess."

June 13, 2018

Newark, NJ – On Wednesday, June 13 the Jersey Renews coalition, represented by a crew of delegates from the broad and varied base of supporters, testified at the NJ Transit board meeting. They advocated for electrification of the public fleet of buses and cleaner ports, citing public health, environmental, and economic benefits as key reasons to make the switch.

 

Climate Change and Clean Energy Blog Posts

Smokestack and stop sign
August 21, 2018

President Trump and Acting Administrator Wheeler are ditching a carefully crafted program that addressed the climate crisis. They are putting our health at risk, and our future, by catering to their fossil fuel industry cronies. This is bad attempt to prop-up 20th century energy companies while trying to slow the transition to clean energy.

Massachusetts State House - William Zhang
August 9, 2018

The Massachusetts legislative session ended on July 31st. Overall, it was a controversial session that has been characterized as much by what didn’t happen as by what did. The two environmental actions taken by the legislature this session were environmental justice funding in the state budget, and a compromise clean energy bill. They also passed an environmental bond bill, but it is not clear how much it will raise and what impacts it will have.

"Let us breathe" environmental justice protest in Massachusetts
July 27, 2018

Battles over renewable energy policy in Massachusetts have occupied center stage for climate advocates in recent months, with joint letters, media op-eds, petitions, and rallies drawing large interest from those concerned about worsening climate impacts.