It is as easy as taking common household items from your shelves, such as lemon juice, baking soda and white vinegar, and keeping yourself free from toxic chemicals that may cause allergies, skin issues, respiratory, immune, allergy, cancers, and reproductive disorders.
Don't Let Exxon Off the Hook!
By David Pringle, New Jersey Campaign Director
New Jersey courts have repeatedly found Exxon and its Linden and Bayonne refineries liable for 100 years of pollution and destruction of 1500 acres of forest, wetland, tideland, meadow, groundwater and waterways.
The company is on the hook for basic clean-up costs and natural resource damages (NRD, additional costs for restoration and the public’s lost use of land, water and other natural resources). However, Exxon has dragged its feet on the clean-up and is still contesting the assessed NRD.
Just before a judge was to rule on how much Exxon would be forced to pay in NRD, the Christie Administration proposed a settlement. Although the state’s own scientific experts documented $8.9 billion in NRD at the two refinery sites, the settlement proposes only $225 million — less than 3 cents on the dollar. Read more
TAKE ACTION! State lawmakers must ensure any settlement funds go to restoration not the General Fund. Learn more and contact them here.
Liberty Natural Gas (Liberty LNG) is once again trying to place a hazardous LNG port (called "Port Ambrose") off the NY/NJ coast (the project was vetoed in 2011 by Gov. Christie) -- just 28 miles from Sandy Hook and 18 miles off Jones Beach, NY.
Liberty LNG is proposing to create a deepwater port that would bring combustible liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers to the NY/NJ region. Under the Deepwater Port Act, this LNG facility could be used for both import and export.
fields free of toxic chemicals
Thanks to the support of Clean Water Action New Jersey members, we had over 50 legislators sign on to co-sponsor the Safe Playing Fields Act (S541/A2143).
Unfortunately, despite these co-sponsors and the support of parents throughout the state, the vote on this bill continues to be delayed. We need to send NJ legislators the message that ignoring children's health is unacceptable. Urge your legislators to pass the bill now.