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. 

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Take Action: Fossil Fuel Moratorium

Sign the petition urging Governor Murphy to enact a moratorium on all fossil fuel infrastructure projects in New Jersey.

Recent Actions

Community Input on Plans for Shenango Site

Clean Water Action is partnering with the community group Allegheny County Clean Air Now (ACCAN) to urge the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to hold a public hearing on DTE’s remediation and reuse plans, so that the community has an opportunity to provide input on those plans. Support this effort by signing our petition today!

Thank Governor Raimondo for committing to mandatory emissions reductions

During her campaign for re-election, Governor Raimondo promised to support these mandatory emissions reductions. We want to thank the Governor for her leadership on this issue, but we also want to emphasize how critical it is to take bold climate action NOW.

Who deserves clean air and water?

Everyone deserves clean energy and a healthy environment, but many Massachusetts communities bear a greater health burden from fossil fuel pollution.

Take Action: NJ's Green Amendment

We are working with Delaware Riverkeeper Network to pass New Jersey's Green Amendment and we need your help!

Press Releases

February 14, 2019

The Mass Power Forward coalition of environmental activists, organizations, businesses, and faith leaders worked to push three

February 13, 2019

Read a statement by Amy Goldsmith, NJ State Director of Clean Water Action at an Empower NJ press conference releasing a groundbreaking report calling for a fossil fuel moratorium in New Jersey.

February 13, 2019

A report released today documents the devastating climate impacts if 12 new frack gas projects in New Jersey move forward with one completed in 2018, in stark contrast to Governor Murphy’s stated commitment and legal requirements to combat global warming and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  

Climate Change and Clean Energy Blog Posts

January 2, 2019

The Sun was right to call for greater public transparency about rail traffic through the Howard Street Tunnel, as the public is poised to provide even larger subsidies to renovate it (“CSX back on track,” December 17, 2018). Our region’s railroads are critical to the health, safety, and economic development of Baltimore: a huge volume of commodities travel quickly and efficiently by rail, but bottlenecks like the Howard Street Tunnel restrict that flow.

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December 10, 2018

Last year, the General Assembly voted to divert $175 million dollars from the Connecticut Green Bank, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the Conservation and Load Management and Clean Energy Funds to plug a budget hole.

Renewable Energy Now! Photo credit: Alex Garland, 2016
November 1, 2018

The world won’t end if humans keep up with business as usual, but we will face the most catastrophic loss of human and animal life the world has ever seen. We can’t downplay these findings. The real question is how do we talk about this in a way that communicates meaning and mobilization, instead of fear?