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.

Taking Action on Dangerous Pipelines

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 was an ecological disaster. A few months later, the Kalamazoo River in Michigan experienced a similar disaster - one of the largest inland oil spills in US history.

Recent Actions

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.

Tell Congress: Fix Our Failing Great Lakes Water Infrastructure!

One of our biggest priorities is to ensure that everyone has access to clean, safe, and affordable water and sanitation in their home. No one should be unable to wash their hands during a pandemic.

Fund Climate Justice & Good Jobs

The climate crisis clock is ticking. We can't allow a budget to be finalized that doesn't meet the gravity of this moment. Write a letter to the Assembly and Senate Budget Committee members as well as to your own state legislators, and tell them that a 2022 budget that cuts clean energy dollars and underfunds mass transit is unacceptable! 

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Environmental Justice Blog Posts

May 3, 2021

On Wednesday, April 21, the Baltimore City Board of Estimates held Taxpayer's Night, an annual opportunity for Baltimore City residents to comment on the proposed next year's budget.

Image showing 3 passed bills discussed in the blog post, and a picture of the State House in Annapolis
April 13, 2021

Monday was the last day of Maryland's Legislative Session. Maryland has a 90 day legislative session - it runs straight from January to April. Once it ends, the legislature can come back via Special Session to vote on legislation or override vetoes, but those are not common. So, this concludes our chance to change state law in 2021.