climate change

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The Summer We Couldn't Swim

October 16, 2019

The Summer of 2019 is over and in New Jersey, we’ve been slammed with an ugly effect of the climate crisis – more and often longer outbreaks of toxic algae.

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25th Annual Fall Celebration Awardee Feature: Eben Bein and student leaders

October 8, 2019

We are thrilled to honor Eben Bein and and several student leaders with our Grassroots Climate Leadership Award at our 25th Annual Fall Celebration!

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Climate Matters

October 1, 2019

Clean Water Action's New England Director Cindy Luppi was featured in Boston 25's weather special Climate Matters.

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Toxic Communities and the Fight for Clean Air

September 25, 2019

Massachusetts communities are still recovering from the legacy of polluting power plants: mercury in the air, ash in the water. In this video, we interview Clean Water Action’s allies from campaigns across the state, savvy environmental warriors who have lived through environmental pollution and have scored many victories in moving toward a brighter future. 

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Showing up for Environmental Justice

June 12, 2019

Last week, Clean Water Action participated in the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment Hearing at the State House.

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Together, we achieved our goal and sent a loud message to restore Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Funds!

May 28, 2019

In 2017, Connecticut’s General Assembly made an outrageous and short-sighted decision to  raid $145 million dollars of energy efficiency and clean energy funds and sweep them into the state’s general fund to help plug a fiscal crisis.

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13 Gas Projects Undermine Murphy Energy Plan, Threaten Climate Catastrophe

February 13, 2019

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

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Connecticut's Legislative Session 2018: The Same, Only Different (Hint: Good Things are Possible)

March 1, 2018

As the legislative session opens in Connecticut, the lay of the land looks the same as last year, except with some promising differences that are largely the results of grassroots action taken by our members and allies.

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Climate Change is a Public Health Issue

February 12, 2018

As a nurse, I'm deeply concerned about the health impacts of climate change. Many may not realize that climate change is the most pressing public health issue of our time.

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People's Climate Movement

May 5, 2017

Clean Water Action was honored to join over 200,000 people at the People's Climate Movement in Washington DC. Our New Jersey team joined NJ Sierra Club and Bus for Progress in hosting several buses that made the trip from New Jersey to Washington DC. We met so many energized folks, people from every race and age group, who came from all over the country for this one day movement to demand action for climate change and water change. Here are some of our favorite stories and photos from the day!