Clean Water Action and the Coalition for Healthy Ports hosted a Newark Mayoral Forum with candidates Ras Baraka and Shavar Jeffries on Monday, March 3, 2014 (7-9 pm) at Essex County College Smith Lecture Hall. In advance of the forum, the candidates were given a(pdf) in January 2014.
Working with the Fairmount Heights Coalition, we helped stop the a 4.95 acre PSE&G electrical switching station in the very heart of Fairmount Heights in the West Ward of Newark. We opposed the switching station due to the potential health, safety, and environmental risks that would have come as a result of the project.
Your Voices Made the Difference!
Working with local community groups, we helped turn out hundreds of residents to speak out against the PSE&G switching station, including attending hearings and writing letters to the mayor, city council, and local legislators.
We need stronger, not weakened, laws to protect our air, water, land, and public health. Consider this: