Gov. Christie and a majority of state legislators have worked relentlessly to weaken basic environmental protections, dismantle critical clean water, air, energy and open space protections. They have failed to address Superstorm Sandy recovery. New Jersey needs champions in Trenton who will stand up for New Jersey’s environment and point out the many links between a healthy environment and a healthy economy. Clean Water Action (formerly the New Jersey Environmental Federation) announces the following 2013 endorsements, based on the candidates’ records and positions. Please VOTE ENVIRONMENT on Tuesday, Nov. 5th!
Legislature Too Close to Governor Christie's Anti-Environment Agenda
For more than 40 years, New Jersey has enjoyed a national reputation for its strong and bi-partisan environmental leadership.
That reputation has been tarnished over last four years, with Chris Christie as governor and an increasingly anti-environment legislature. During this time, anti-environment bills sailed through to approval, rolling back hard-won water, air and land protections. The pro-environment position prevailed on only four of the eighteen most important bills, and even those were weakened considerably before passsage. Read more
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Tuesday, April 08, 2014
The Honorable Don Young
House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure
2165 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
RE: OPPOSE H.R. 524
Dear Representative Young:
On behalf of our millions of members, we write to express our opposition to H.R. 524 and urge
that you oppose this legislation. H.R. 524 eliminates an important safeguard under the Clean
Water Act, which ensures that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can carry out its
oversight and enforcement responsibilities to protect our nation’s water sources.
One Step Closer to Restoring Protections for All Water
New policies proposed in March 2014 by the Obama Administration would finally restore protection for all streams and wetlands. The long-anticipated move follows more than a decade of campaigning by Clean Water Action and allies, and seeing this restoration of Clean Water Act protections through to completion is a priority.
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 agency actions that followed stripped away longstanding Clean Water Act protections, leaving critical resources vulnerable to pollution and destruction. Read more
$1 million for Clean Water. That’s how much has been raised so far by hundreds of thousands of supporters using the simple online-shopping app from We-Care.com. Here, Clean Water Action’s CEO, Bob Wendelgass receives the “big check” from We-Care.com’s Dylan Nord, Gina Navani and Bryan Cockerham. Join us, and make your online purchases count for clean water.
March 4, 2014
The Honorable Gina McCarthy
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460
Re: EPA’s Coal Ash Rule Must Ensure Public Safety and Establish Federal Enforcement Authority
Dear Administrator McCarthy:
Testimony for the Record (Download the PDF)