Clean Water Action is working to ban hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the treatment and dumping of fracking waste in our waters, and the transport of shale gas through sensitive areas. Fracking depletes water supplies, is not clean, and fracking waste contains carcinogenic and radioactive chemicals, such as arsenic, benzene, mercury, radium, diesel, and grease, that pose significant risk to human health and the environment.
There are many ways to get involved, from letter-writing and signing petitions, to attending press events and rallies. Take action below or contact Jenny Vickers at email@example.com for more information.
Clean Water Action's 28th annual conference will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Georgian Court University (GCU) in Lakewood, NJ. The annual event brings together citizens, organizations, students, scientists, and policymakers to discuss the most important environmental issues facing New Jersey.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) recently asked for public comment on a proposed policy that would allow companies to ship shale gas wastewater in bulk by barge on the Nation’s rivers. Shale gas wastewater is highly toxic. It contains chemicals like benzene and arsenic, high levels of salt and radioactivity. Shipping it by barge is not a good idea - click here to tell the Coast Guard your oppose it's proposal.
The USCG recognizes that shale gas wastewater doesn’t meet their usual definition of “listed cargo” because it contains multiple hazardous materials and the chemical composition varies from load to load.
The clock is ticking and time is running out for clean water. Right now, treatment facilities in Kearny, Carteret, and Elizabeth have been shipped fracking waste for treatment and disposal in NJ's waters!
Waste from drilling and fracking for shale gas has been shown to contain radioactive material and other known carcinogens.
Help Protect NJ's Water From Frack Waste!
Last year, due to incredible public concern about contamination, the NJ Legislature passed a bill (A575) to ban the practice of dumping frack wastewater in our water. However, Gov. Christie sided with industry and vetoed this bill!