Environmental Justice

Clean Water Action works with partners across the country to address the environmental injustice that disproportionately impacts Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color.

oil and gas production in lost hills

Why a 3200 ft Buffer is Critical for Communities

CalGEM (the state agency that regulates oil and gas production) and the Governor’s office have proposed new oil and gas public health rules.

Recent Actions

Extend Michigan's Water Shutoff Moratorium

Due to support from Michiganders like you, our State Legislature passed a temporary moratorium on water shutoffs in 2020.

Reclaim Renewable Energy in Maryland

Take Action! Tell the General Assembly that it’s time to #ReclaimRenewable and put our renewable energy money where our mouth is.

 

Stop polluters from evading the new environmental justice law! Write Governor Murphy

Write the governor a letter today telling him to issue an executive order that directs the DEP not to issue permits for facilities in overburdened, environmental justice communities prior to the time that DEP regulations for S232 are implemented.

Addressing Environmental Justice in PA

A package of bills was introduced in the General Assembly to help address this issue and uplift Environmental Justice communities. Email your state legislator today and tell them to support these bills

Environmental Justice Blog Posts

A collage of images from the 2020 legislative session
January 7, 2022

Maryland's legislative session starts this Wednesday! For the following 90 days, we'll be working to get important legislation passed for clean air, clean water, and healthy communities.

CT-Week of Giving Fundraising Campaign TwitteR
December 8, 2021

Join our Clean Water Week of Giving happening Dec 13-17 in Connecticut!

Kern River Oil Field
October 22, 2021

Yesterday, Governor Newsom and CalGEM (California Geologic Energy Management), the state agency that regulates oil and gas production, announced a draft rule to create a 3200-foot setback from new oil and gas wells to protect frontline communities. This setback would place a health and safety buffer zone between new oil and gas wells and homes, schools, hospitals, as well as other sensitive receptors .