New Jersey

Attend a Green Cleaning Workshop at The Exploration Studio

green cleaningYou can breathe easier knowing your home and the environment are going to be cleaner by using more Earth friendly products that are readily available, affordable and effective.

It is as easy as taking common household items from your shelves, such as lemon juice, baking soda and white vinegar, and keeping yourself free from toxic chemicals that may cause allergies, skin issues, respiratory, immune, allergy, cancers, and reproductive disorders.

New Jersey Currents - Summer 2015

New Jersey Currents
summer 2015 edition

Don't Let Exxon Off the Hook!

By David Pringle, New Jersey Campaign Director

New Jersey courts have repeatedly found Exxon and its Linden and Bayonne refineries liable for 100 years of pollution and destruction of 1500 acres of forest, wetland, tideland, meadow, groundwater and waterways.

The company is on the hook for basic clean-up costs and natural resource damages (NRD, additional costs for restoration and the public’s lost use of land, water and other natural resources). However, Exxon has dragged its feet on the clean-up and is still contesting the assessed NRD.

Just before a judge was to rule on how much Exxon would be forced to pay in NRD, the Christie Administration proposed a settlement. Although the state’s own scientific experts documented $8.9 billion in NRD at the two refinery sites, the settlement proposes only $225 million — less than 3 cents on the dollar. Read more

TAKE ACTION! State lawmakers must ensure any settlement funds go to restoration not the General Fund. Learn more and contact them here.

Autumn Toast to a Healthy Environment 2015

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Save the Date! Sunday, October 4, 2015

autumn toast 2014Attend 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.

#MakeExxonPayMore Day of Action!

makeexxonpaymoreThank you everyone who came out for our #MakeExxonPayMore Day of Action! The comment period ends today on the outrageous Christie Administration agreement with ExxonMobile that lets it off the hook for over 100 years of polluting our air, water, and land.

Submit your comment period by June 5 at 5 pm.

After years of litigation, the NJ Department of Environmental Protection is proposing to enter a settlement agreement with Exxon Mobil for significantly less money than estimated damages, impacting hundreds of sites across New Jersey.

Dodge Poetry Fest Green Team Volunteers Needed!


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.
  • 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

Gov Christie

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

Clean Energy Lobby Day – Tweet With Us!

tweet with usOn Thursday, June 25, a broad coalition is converging in Trenton for a Clean Energy Lobby Day & Rally Against Dirty Energy at the Statehouse. We'll be working together on climate change, moving forward renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean energy jobs, and transitioning to a green economy. We are gathering to tell our legislators that we want cleaner, safer energy in New Jersey.
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