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. 

The Chesapeake Bay during Winter

Maryland's 2019 Legislative Session

Clean Water priorities for 2019:

Recent Actions

Tell the Health Department to stop operating in secrecy!

Allegheny County Health Department must be more transparent and accountable to the residents of Allegheny County, not the industries that do us harm. Tell them to close the loopholes.

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!

The Bay State Needs a Price on Carbon

We are all aware of the devastating impacts climate change could have on Massachusetts, intensifying storms and wreaking havoc on aging infrastructure. Tell Governor Baker to lead on climate.

Sign the Petition to Pass New Jersey’s Green Amendment!

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

Press Releases

December 14, 2018

The Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has extended the public comment period of the sale of the Oyster Creek Generating Station from Exelon to Holtec International, a Camden-based company, until January 9.

Trenton – Representatives of New Jersey organizations submitted 104,101 signed petitions to Governor Murphy at his West State Street office today after a State House news conference. The petitions, collected by groups representing members in all four states that are part of the Delaware River Watershed, asks the Governors to vote at the Delaware River Basin Commission for a complete and permanent ban on fracking and its activities.

December 5, 2018

Over 50 environmental, citizen, faith, and progressive groups in New Jersey are calling on Governor Murphy to enact a moratorium on all new fossil fuel projects in New Jersey until there are rules in place to achieve our 100% clean energy goals. There are currently 5 new proposed gas-fired power plants like the Meadowlands power plant and 7 new major natural gas pipelines in New Jersey.

Climate Change and Clean Energy Blog Posts

Long Island Sound  / photo: flickr.com cc
October 17, 2018

Hurricane Michael, a historic category 4 hurricane has devastated the Florida panhandle. Connecticut also experienced some extremely serious weather events earlier this month including two tornadoes touching down in New Canaan and Mansfield that downed trees and ripped shingles off roofs.

September 27, 2018

This morning, the Baltimore City Council's Taxation, Finance, and Economic Development Committee held a hearing on Bill 18-0221 – Recordation and Transfer Taxes – Surtax – Dedicating Proceeds to Affordable Housing Trust Fund - more popularly known as the Fund the Trust Act.

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.