New Jersey

Stop the Salem Fish Kills!

salem fish killsThe Governor Christie Administration has broken yet another promise - to stop the killing of 3 billion fish a year at the Salem 1 and 2 nuclear power plants.

Please take action to stop the fish slaughter and hold Governor Christie to his word.

The State has issued a draft permit that will allow PSE&G to operate Salem business as usual – drawing in over 3 billion gallons of water a day, killing over 3 billion fish a year, discharging heated water and other pollutants into sensitive estuarine waters.

Let's Transition to a Clean Energy Future!

clean energy wind turbinesePipelines, oil trains, fracking, and offshore oil and gas projects are impacting every corner of New Jersey. To fight back, we've formed a powerful new coalition to ensure New Jersey transitions to a clean energy future.

Now, we need your help to urge NJ State Legislators to join us - please contact them today!

Autumn Toast to a Healthy Environment, Sunday, October 4, 2015

Attend Clean Water Action's 6th annual Autumn Toast to a Healthy Environment on Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 1-4 pm at the Pine Barrens Golf Club* in Jackson, NJ.

Enjoy wine and chocolate tastings and savory hors d'oeuvres while listening to live jazz music on the golf club's beautiful outdoor patio. Celebrate our work to protect New Jersey's water and environment and take a chance at winning some amazing gift items during our charity and silent auction. Download the Autumn Toast Save the Date 2015 (pdf).

Dodge Poetry Fest Green Team Volunteers Needed!

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The Dodge Poetry Festival is one of the largest poetry events in North America and it is happening in Newark! The event is taking place at the NJ Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Thursday, October 23, through Sunday October 26, 2014.

For four days Newark's vibrant downtown Arts District will be transformed into a poetry village featuring some of our most celebrated, diverse and vibrant poets and spoken word artists.

Legislature Can Reverse Christie’s Veto of Frack Waste Ban!

fracking cracked glassIn August, much to our disappointment and concern but not surprise, Governor Christie vetoed a key clean water bill (S1041) that would have banned the dumping of frack waste in New Jersey. 

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Clean Water Action Endorses Booker for Senate

Cites stark contrast between Booker's clean road forward vs. Bell's dirty path from the past

Long Branch, NJ -- Clean Water Action* announced its endorsement of Cory Booker for US Senate at a joint press conference on the boardwalk here today. Amy Goldsmith, Clean Water Action, made the following statement.

"New Jersey's Senate race is especially critical this year. The balance of power is up in the air and we are at THE tipping point when it comes to the climate crisis, a clean green economy, a functioning government at even the most basic level and so much more.

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08/31/2014 - 10:30

groundswell RISING film screenings announced!

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Attend a film screening of groundswell RISING, the new documentary from Emmy Award-winning Resolution Pictures which captures the passion of people engaged in a David and Goliath confrontation of the fracking industry. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion focusing on actions being taken here in New Jersey to get protections from toxic fracking waste in place.

Download the Groundswell Rising Flyer Groundswell Rising Flyer (all dates)

Screening Dates:

  • Wednesday, April 9 @ 6:30 pm - Ocean City
    Ocean City Free Public Library
    1735 Simpson Ave, Ocean City, NJ.
    Download the Ocean City flyer
  • Saturday, April 26 @ 2:00 pm - Toms River
    Toms River Public Library, Mancini Hall
    101 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ.
    Download the Toms River flyerFilm Director Renard Cohen will be joining us to discuss his experiences in communities impacted by gas drilling and to answer all your questions
  • Sunday, April 27 @ 4:00 pm - Long Branch
    Stella Maris Retreat Center, 981 Ocean Avenue, Elberon, NJ 07740
  • Thursday, May 1st at 7 pm - Wyckoff
    Wyckoff Public Library, 200 Woodland Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481
    This Screening of Groundswell Rising is the opening film for the First Annual FLOW (Franklin Lakes, Oakland and Wyckoff) Green Film Festival, which is taking place on Thursdays during the Month of May at the Wyckoff Public Library. www.wyckoffgreenteam.org
  • Thursday, May 8th @ 7:00 pm - West Deptford
    RiverWinds Community Center
    1000 Riverwinds Dr., West Deptford, NJ
    Download the West Deptford flyer

Fracking in New Jersey

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Governor Christie

New Jersey Governor CV’s Frack Ban:
Environmental Organizations Cry Foul and Will Seek Over-ride!

Trenton, New Jersey – Today New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed the New Jersey Ban Bill (S-2576), flying in the face of the public and the New Jersey Legislature and forfeiting the opportunity to make New Jersey the first state to ban hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” in modern times.  During the Senate’s session August 25, the Governor issued a conditional veto (CV) that set a one year moratorium on fracking in the State.  Environmental groups dismissed the moratorium as meaningless and vowed to work for an over-ride of the CV.  The Frack Ban Bill arose out of a public rallying cry for pro-active action by the State to prevent the water, land and air pollution that is occurring everywhere where fracking is being used to extract natural gas from deep geologic formations such as Marcellus and Utica Shale.     

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08/26/2011 - 12:14

How one group is using a very low-tech tool to fight N.J. air pollution

NEWARK - How do activists know how many trucks rumble through neighborhoods surrounding Port Newark, belching diesel fumes that aggravate the breathing problems of residents?

They count them, one at a time, as the rigs roll by.

On Thursday, volunteers hit the streets of Newark's South Ward and Ironbound neighborhoods, clipboards in hand, for a truck count that is conducted every two years. The count quantifies a reality all too obvious to residents of the city, where asthma rates are three times the state average: the residential areas near the East Coast's busiest port are overrun by trucks, many of them running on diesel engines built before 2007, when the Environmental Protection Agency imposed stricter emissions standards intended to protect human health.

Published Date: 
08/03/2015

Autumn Toast Auction Items 2015

autumn toast auctionCome on out and sample great wine, snack on spectacular food, meet some great people and support Clean Water at our 6th annual Autumn Toast to a Healthy Environment event being held Sunday, October 4, 2015 at the Pine Barrens Golf Club in Jackson. www.cleanwateraction.org/autumntoast2015

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