Clean Water Action Council is an environmental advocacy group that has fought for environmental protection in northeast Wisconsin since 1985. Our organization is led by a board of directors and composed of hundreds of eco-minded members.
After many years of CWAC's efforts, including participating in several lawsuits and providing testimony at many public hearings, the Fox River PCB cleanup is now underway from Neenah/Menasha to the city of Green Bay. CWAC is currently involved in numerous lawsuits and actions to protect human health and the environment. Our previous efforts cover all areas of northeast Wisconsin. In Oshkosh we ended 2,390 days of wastewater discharge permit violations in a case against Utica Energy with a settlement in 2010. In 2011, our attorneys helped improve air quality in Appleton by reaching a settlement with a paper mill to end the use of a coal fired boiler.
In 2012 we came to the aid of Brown County residents and helped overturn a permit that would have allowed a gasification incineration plant to be built after the developers provide false information to the City of Green Bay. We are a leader in taking action on behalf of our members and the public.
Clean Water Action Council is funded by membership dues and donations. Members receive the quarterly newsletter that educates members about current issues and provides information on actions the organization is taking and how members and the public can become involved. Members are also offered a weekly update via e-mail and through Facebook postings.