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New Jersey Currents - Fall 2014

New Jersey Currents

Fall 2014 Edition 

Climate Change, Water, and Jobs

On September 21, Clean Water Action joined more than 400,000 people in New York City for the largest climate march in history, the People’s Climate March. “Climate change is water change,” says Clean Water Action’s New Jersey Director, Amy Goldsmith, “and if we want clean water for our future, we have to take action on climate now.”

When Congress first passed the 1972 Clean Water Act, it was with the understanding that all streams and wetlands can impact the biological, physical and chemical integrity of larger downstream waters. But starting in 2001, polluter-friendly court decisions and the agency actions that followed stripped away longstanding Clean Water Act protections, leaving critical resources vulnerable to pollution and destruction. We’re taking action here - you can too. Read more 

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.

Published On: 
08/31/2014 - 10:30

Urge NJ Legislators to Override Christie's Veto of Fracking Waste Ban Bill

fracking rally smallIn May, the a fracking waste ban bill (S1041) was sent to Governor Christie's desk by the Legislature.

However, the Governor put protecting the interests of polluters first and vetoed the bill.

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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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

Your Vote is Your Voice - Leading Environmental Candidates in New Jersey

The federal elections this year are especially critical. 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. On the environment, five candidates from New Jersey really stand out and Clean Water Action is proud to endorse them.

On Election Day, Tuesday, November 4, VOTE ENVIRONMENT by supporting the following candidates:

Greening the Dodge Poetry Festival

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We are excited to be part of the greening efforts at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival when thousands of people will flock to Downtown Newark to hear more than 70 renowned poets read, perform and discuss poetry!

Judiciary Committee: Block Pinelands Nominations

Trenton, NJ--Today, David Pringle, Campaign Director for Clean Water Action, testified at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on blocking the appointments of Robert Barr and Dennis Roohr to the Pinelands Commission. His statement is below.

To: Members of the NJ State Senate
From: David Pringle, NJ Campaign Director, Clean Water Action
(formerly aka NJ Environmental Federation, Clean Water Action's NJ Chapter)
Cell: 732-996-4288; email: dpringle@cleanwater.org
Date: October 16, 2014
Re: Block Pinelands Nominations up in Judiciary Committee today

Published On: 
10/16/2014 - 13:46
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