Clean Water Action's 29th Annual Conference, entitled Register today or download the, is being held Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm at Brookdale Community College's Warner Student Life Center, Lot #7, Arena Drive, Lincroft, NJ.
The conference will feature:
South Jersey Gas Pipeline
South Jersey Gas is proposing to put a natural gas pipeline through a portion of the Pinelands Forest Management Area. The proposal would place 22 miles of 24-inch pipeline through Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland Counties in order to provide the B.L. England Plant located in Beesley's Point, Cape May County with natural gas.
The construction of the SJG pipeline will cause long term harm to Pinelands forests and waterways: habitat loss, compaction of soils, more runoff and erosion in waterways, changes to hydrogeology potentially impacting aquifers and groundwater. The Pinelands is a national treasure and provider of clean drinking water to millions of state residents and home to a trillion gallon aquifer.
Clean Water Action has joined a coalition of over 40 organizations to stop the pipeline from being built. Our 40 organizations represent hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans and voters who also oppose the pipeline..
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) this year.
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.
We need stronger, not weakened, laws to protect our air, water, land, and public health. Consider this: