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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On behalf of our members and supporters, we write today in opposition to H.R. 1965, The
Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act. This bill seeks to undermine how the Department
of the Interior manages federal lands and to prioritize oil and gas development over the other
multiple uses of these lands. It is a clear giveaway to the fossil fuel industry, at the expense of
millions of Americans who rely on our public lands for other uses, such as hunting, fishing,
protection of water supplies, and many others.
The bill contains numerous troublesome provisions. We’ve chosen to highlight a few of these.
We, the undersigned conservation organizations representing millions of members urge you to oppose HR 1900, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act. This legislation amends Section 7 of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717f) to subvert state permitting authorities, expand the reach of eminent domain, and undercut input in decisions affecting communities.
HR 1900 creates serious negative consequences for states wishing to protect their
November, 5, 2013
The Honorable Gina McCarthy
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
William Jefferson Clinton Building
Mail Code 1101A
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460
Dear Administrator McCarthy:
We applaud the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for proposing strong “Tier 3” clean
vehicle and fuel standards, which will make our air cleaner to breathe and save lives. We are
writing to strongly urge you to finalize these critical standards as soon as possible, in order to
maximize the economic, public health and air quality benefits that these standards deliver.