Hydraulic fracturing (i.e. fracking) wastewater contains toxic chemicals including heavy metals such as arsenic, radioactive compounds, and other contaminants linked to cancer. We don't think this is something we should be dumping in our water - how about you? Make sure your legislators know you want to protect our waterways - join us!
Thanks to an outpouring of support, including thousands of hand-written letters and phone calls by NJ Environmental Federation members, the NJ Legislature passed the "No Clean Air Rollback" bill (S1322/A1998) to keep New Jersey in the successful Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Thanks so much for your support!
Unfortunately, Governor Christie has vetoed the bill. Please add your name to the petition and ask the NJ Legislature to override Christie's veto. The future of New Jersey's clean energy is now in his hands!
fields free of toxic chemicals
Thanks to the support of NJ Environmental Federation members, we had over 50 legislators sign on to co-sponsor the Safe Playing Fields Act (S1143 / A2412) 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.
The Safe Playing Fields Act will help protect children from toxic lawn pesticides. These chemicals have been linked in scientific studies to an increased risk of cancer, learning disabilities, asthma, birth defects, and reproductive problems, and children are more vulnerable and exposed than adults*. This historic legislation would finally end the use of these harmful chemicals on playgrounds and ball fields where our kids play.
We can maintain healthy, green playgrounds and ball fields without toxic pesticides. Sustainable, non-toxic lawn/field care methods cost less over time, are effective, and are healthier for both the landscape and our children.