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. 

Maryland forest in late summer

Let's Not Choose Between Clean Energy and Forests

Georgetown University is currently proposing to cut down 249 acres of Southern Maryland’s largest forest to build a large-scale solar facility.

Recent Actions

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!

Tell your legislators: Advance clean energy in Connecticut

Contact your legislators today about four priority clean energy bills that will protect our health and climate.

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.

Thank Governor Whitmer for standing up for our water!

Join us in thanking Governor Whitmer for taking strong and immediate steps to protect our Great Lakes and address climate change by re-organizing the Department of Environmental Quality into the Department of Environment,

Climate Change and Clean Energy Blog Posts

April 3, 2019

In the predawn hours of Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018, early rising residents of the Monongahela Valley southeast of Pittsburgh might have thought they were getting surprised by an early sunrise, but the reality was just as surprising and much more dangerous. A massive fire at the Clairton Coke Works (CCW) painted the sky red and orange as on site first responders and steelworkers heroically battled a blaze that stretched the size of a football field.

Carbon pricing for MA!
April 3, 2019

I’ve been canvassing with the Northampton office of Clean Water Action since November. I’m also studying social thought and political economy, working to gain a better understanding of the mechanisms of social and political change. Organizing for Clean Water Action has given me the opportunity to gain experience on the ground, advocating for environmental justice and sustainability. I have been extremely lucky to work with an incredible group of people and have gained a much better understanding of the local and national campaigns Clean Water Action is taking on.

Youth Climate Strike in Boston
April 3, 2019

On March 15, young people all over the world gathered together to protest the lack of action in the fight against climate change. The Youth Climate Strike highlighted the urgency of climate change and reminded leaders that the decisions they make will impact the futures of our generation.