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Clean Water Action's 2022 Rhode Island Legislative Preview: Part I - Plastic Pollution

January 11, 2022

In this three part blog series, learn more about our work in Rhode Island to fight climate change, stop plastic pollution, and create healthier communities. The first in our series focuses on our campaign to stop plastic pollution.

Wins for Clean Water Across the Country

November 18, 2021

With your support, Clean Water Action is making a big impact for our water, health and communities across the country! Check out this roundup of the latest and greatest accomplishments. To support our programs, make a special contribution here. By speaking out together, our voices are heard!

How Salt Gets in the Environment

September 29, 2021

We usually associate saltwater with the ocean, which gets its distinctive flavor from naturally occurring minerals. Such minerals are also found in freshwater systems in lower concentrations, and natural salt levels vary with local geology. However, human inputs of salt increase concentrations far beyond naturally occurring levels, threatening ecosystem balance. Therefore, it is important to understand how humans cause salt pollution. In this section, we will reveal the human activities responsible for salt pollution and the extent of their impacts.

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Packaged in Pollution - I’m not lovin’ it!

August 20, 2020

On August 6th, we co-released a report in conjunction with the Mind the Store campaign titled “Packaged in Pollution.” The report found that PFAS chemicals are used in food packaging and food service ware to repel grease and liquids so food wrappers for burgers, fries, sandwiches and molded fiber plates and bowls are likely culprits. 

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Taking a stand against racism and police brutality

June 5, 2020

As an organization dedicated to the creation and preservation of a healthy environment for all we are appalled and sickened by the recent murders of Black people by police (George Floyd and Breonna Taylor) as well as police complicity with vigilante murder (Ahmaud Arbery).

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Rebuilding New Jersey’s Budget and Environment for the Many

April 30, 2020

As our state heroically strives to meet this crisis with a too-small Rainy Day Fund and an underfunded budget, it is worth considering what type of budget choices New Jersey can make now that can support working families, our state’s economy, and our state’s environment as we move forward together.

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We Need Elected Officials Who Support the Environment and Blue Collar Jobs

March 16, 2020

Pennsylvanians are grappling with the fallout from the recently passed House Bill 1100 which provides tax incentives for the build out of the petrochemical industry.

One perspective that emerged in southwest Pennsylvania is that we shouldn’t back elected officials that don’t support policies that create blue collar prevailing wage jobs that will uplift Pennsylvanians. This perspective only gets it partially right.

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Faith and Environmental Ethics

November 12, 2019

This past summer, I worked as a community organizer for Clean Water Action.

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Celebrating Good Times & Environmental Leaders in Pennsylvania

October 21, 2019

Recently, Clean Water Fund held its annual auction events in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. The Pittsburgh auction celebrated its 10th anniversary, while the Philadelphia event has been going strong for a whopping 22 years.

The events generate financial support for our local campaigns that seek to improve democracy, develop strong grassroots leadership, and bring together diverse communities to work cooperatively for environmental progress.

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25th Annual Fall Celebration Awardee Feature: Sarah Gokey

October 14, 2019

On October 19th, at our 25th annual Fall Benefit, Clean Water Action will present the 2019 John O’Connor Award for Canvassing to Sarah Gokey, a Field Manager in our Northampton Field Canvass.