The State of New Jersey's environment and our health and safety is poor, and in great jeopardy, but we can fix it.
Governor Christie and the Democratic-led legislature need to stop disinvesting in green jobs (over a billion dollars raided), start applying lessons learned from Sandy like keeping people out of harm's way, and deal with the climate crisis.
Citizens speak out against Port Ambrose at public hearing and Support Governor Christie’s Vow to Veto
Eatontown, NJ-A bi-state coalition of advocacy, environmental and civic groups opposed to the proposed Port Ambrose Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility that Liberty Natural Gas wants to build off our shores will hold a rally just before the public hearing on the project in the Concord Room of the Eatontown Sheraton Hotel, 6 Industrial Way E, Eatontown, NJ 07724.
Coalition Calls On Other Major Retailers and Massachusetts to Follow Suit
City’s Office of Emergency Management Acts With Indifference; Clean Water Action Announces Community Listening Tour To Highlight the Continued Danger of Oil Trains to Public Health and the Environment
Philadelphia, PA – A year ago today, Philadelphia narrowly escaped a major disaster when six highly explosive CSX tank cars carrying volatile crude oil from the Bakken Shale region in North Dakota derailed on the Schuylkill Arsenal Bridge. This incident threatened the safety of nearby neighborhoods and the source of drinking water for 1.5 million city residents. Since that time city officials and the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management (OEM) have done little to improve protections, help residents understand the dangers of crude-by-rail, or what residents should do in the event of an oil train accident. Clean Water Action on the other hand has worked to uncover and improve OEM’s preparedness and has also begun setting up community listening sessions to help raise awareness about oil trains and to involve city residents in the conversation.
“Philadelphia dodged a bullet and avoided a major catastrophe but the next time we may not be so lucky,” said Mary Donahue, Program Organizer. “Every day we see 160,000 barrels of oil rumble through our neighborhoods and over our rivers headed for refining at Philadelphia Energy Solutions in South Philadelphia. We need to know that as oil train traffic increases, we have protections and safeguards in place to avoid and address future disasters,” concluded Donahue.