Clean Water Action, a national environmental advocacy organization, was founded in 1972 when streams and rivers served as dumping grounds for industrial and residential waste and rivers were so polluted, they caught fire. With a goal to harness civic engagement and grassroots advocacy, Clean Water Action’s one million members, volunteers and seasoned professional staff have built one of the nation’s largest, most effective environmental organizations. Clean Water Action’s grassroots muscle has been critical in shaping and strengthening laws such as the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Superfund for toxics cleanup.
In Connecticut, we’ve led efforts to address climate change, reduce diesel pollution, close the dirtiest coal-fired power plants, work with municipal leaders to ramp up energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in towns, protect our waters and work in coalitions with other environmental groups to pass landmark policies to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and assure that we put Connecticut on a sustainable path for the future.
We’re honored to be part of the Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs because we too believe we have a moral imperative to combat climate change in ways that promote economic and environmental justice.