New Jersey Currents
Climate Change, Water, and Jobs
On September 21, Clean Water Action joined more than 400,000 people in New York City for the largest climate march in history, the People’s Climate March. “Climate change is water change,” says Clean Water Action’s New Jersey Director, Amy Goldsmith, “and if we want clean water for our future, we have to take action on climate now.”
When Congress first passed the 1972 Clean Water Act, it was with the understanding that all streams and wetlands can impact the biological, physical and chemical integrity of larger downstream waters. But starting in 2001, polluter-friendly court decisions and the agency actions that followed stripped away longstanding Clean Water Act protections, leaving critical resources vulnerable to pollution and destruction. We’re taking action here - you can too. Read more
The federal elections this year are especially critical. The balance of power is up in the air and we are at the tipping point when it comes to the climate crisis, a clean green economy, a functioning government at even the most basic level and so much more. On the environment, five candidates from New Jersey really stand out and Clean Water Action is proud to endorse them.
On Election Day, Tuesday, November 4, VOTE ENVIRONMENT by supporting the following candidates:
The governor rejec
This week the DEP formally proposed rules that would pull New Jersey
from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initative (RGGI). RGGI is compact
among northeast states that reduces carbon pollution while generating
funding for clean energy and energy efficiency programs. The Governor
stopped our participation in the program in 2011, but in March an
Appellate Court ruled he could not exit the program without altering the
Now the DEP has just released the rule proposal that would officially remove us from RGGI and we need your help to block it! Email the DEP NOW & attend the public hearing on August 8, 2014, in Trenton.