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.
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.
Hydrofracking has emerged as a major new threat to the Delaware River, the source of drinking water for 3 million New Jerseyans and roughly 12 million other people. Take action today to help us ban frack waste from harming New Jersey's water supplies.