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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Growing a Green Energy Economy and Jobs For All

New Jersey Governor Murphy has set forth an ambitious 100% renewable energy by 2050 agenda including an offshore wind program that is on track to make New Jersey a nationwide leader in its development.

Recent Actions

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,

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.

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

February 28, 2019

Clean Water Action sang the praises of today's overnight news that the owner of the BL England (aka Beasley Point) power plant in Ocean City has decided to retire it instead of continuing with a controversial plan to try and convert if from dirty coal to equally problematic frack gas power. 

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.

Climate Change and Clean Energy Blog Posts

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February 13, 2019

Today, Empower NJ released a new report​ documenting the devastating climate impacts of 13 fossil fuel projects in New Jersey.

January 18, 2019

Burning trash is not clean energy. When incinerators burn trash, they emit more greenhouse gasses per unit of energy generated than even coal, the dirtiest of fossil fuels. Unfortunately, Maryland currently subsidizes trash incinerators in our state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) - giving taxpayer money to the incinerators as if they are clean sources of energy like solar or wind.

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.