Trenton, NJ - A broad coalition of environmental, community, labor and faith-based groups from around the state are calling on members of the New Jersey Legislature to put in place protections against toxic fracking waste. The Legislature passed the bill in June, but Gov. Christie announced his veto of the bill on Friday. The legislation bans the disposal, treatment, and discharge of waste created through the process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for natural gas, and can still be put in place if the Legislature overrides the Governor's veto. At the campaign launch, the coalition unveiled the new symbol for the campaign, a dump truck meeting STOP signs.
The bill prohibits the discharge, disposal, processing, storage, or application to a roadway in the State of waste from the process of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking", for natural gas.
Monday, August 4, 2014, Clean Water Fund participated in the launching of Inspiring
Solutions, a dialogue on the challenges and opportunities related to the
future of New Jersey’s urban water infrastructure hosted by the
Johnson Foundation at Wingspread.
Inspiring Solutions is a new online forum—a place to convene, share ideas,
and find innovative solutions with sustained impact. It is meant to spark
conversation on the future resiliency of the state’s urban water supplies. The
conversation couldn’t be any timelier.
aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, it is clear that New Jersey cities have been
underinvesting in their water infrastructure systems for decades. New Jersey’s
oldest and all of its largest cities are relying on antiquated, aging water
infrastructure that pollutes neighborhoods and rivers, and will ultimately pose
a considerable barrier to economic prosperity and revitalization.
Austin – The environmental organization Clean Water Action today announced its first two endorsements for this November's 2014 Austin City Council elections: Gregario “Greg” Casar for District 4 and Ann Kitchen for District 5. The November council election marks the first time that Austin will be selecting its council members from 10 single-members districts rather than at-large. The mayor will continue to be elected at large.
Agency’s response to Auditor General neglects to address water contamination issues from natural gas drilling
Harrisburg, PA – Environmental and citizen organizations sent Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary, Chris Abruzzo a letter today challenging the agency’s response to issues raised in Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s DEP Performance Audit, released on July 22nd. The audit identified serious flaws in the DEP’s oil and gas monitoring and enforcement programs.