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Newark Currents E-Newsletter - Summer 2016

August 16, 2016

Welcome to our new monthly e-newsletter Newark Currents!  Beginning in August, each month we will introduce and update you about all the great things that Clean Water Action is involved in to keep #NewarkStrong. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook!

Flood Hazard Press Conference Photo by David Pringle

Enviros Speak Out Against DEP Flood Rules

July 21, 2016

Trenton, NJ--Today at the Statehouse environmental groups and clean water advocates are standing up against the Christie Administration's 2-prong attack to weaken DEP's Flood Hazard Rules.

Newark Makes History With First-In-The-Nation Environmental Justice Ordinance

July 15, 2016

On July 13th, the City of Newark made history when the Newark Municipal Council passed a first-in-the-nation Environmental Justice and Cumulative Impacts Ordinance which seeks to address the problems that have led to unhealthy levels of pollution in the region’s poorest communities. 

After a Voice Investigation, Newark Is Looking to Make the Port Authority Pay

July 12, 2016

"There's a lie that if we make them spend money to clean up our ports, the ships won't come any more, that they'll go elsewhere. But most of the goods that go through the port are for our immediate metropolitan area. Things go on trucks, and they stay close by," says Amy Goldsmith, state director at Clean Water Action, an organization that has assumed a leadership role in the movement for healthier ports in New Jersey. "There's a way to clean up the port and create family-sustaining jobs that don't continue to add more trucks to the streets, and we're excited to see the city looking at those solutions."

Newark Makes History With First-In-The-Nation Environmental Justice Ordinance

July 8, 2016

Newark, NJ--The City of Newark made history when the Newark Municipal Council passed a first-in-the-nation Environmental Justice and Cumulative Impacts Ordinance which will require the Board of Adjustment and Central Planning Board to receive additional information from development applicants in order to build in a healthy and sustainable way.