Press Releases

Rooftop solar panel. photo:
December 5, 2018

Trenton, NJ -- Clean Water Action released the following statement in response to NJDEP's proposed Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) rule announced at noon today.

Photo: KyleAndMelissa22 at English Wikipedia [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
December 14, 2018

The Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has extended the public comment period of the sale of the Oyster Creek Generating Station from Exelon to Holtec International, a Camden-based company, until January 9.

Save the Land and Water Conservation Fund
December 13, 2018

(Washington, DC) – Today, Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund organizers descended on Washington, D.C. to create a massive chalk installation encompassing twenty sites spanning from Capitol Hill to the Department of Interior. The sidewalk art installation is pressuring Congress to take immediate action to save the Land and Water Conservation Fund, America's most successful conservation and recreation program.

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December 13, 2018

Trenton, NJ -- Today, Clean Water Action joined advocates from more than 40 statewide organizations at a press conference and public hearing to demand a fair redistricting process and fair maps for New Jersey. The coalition is calling on the NJ Legislature to stop New Jersey's redistricting plan, a measure that would lay the foundation for the extreme gerrymandering of New Jersey's 40 legislative districts.

NJ_Fracking_DRBC_Coalition_Photo by Delaware Riverkeeper Network
December 12, 2018

Washington Crossing, PA - Representatives of organizations and members of the public submitted 104,805 signed petitions to the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) at their public business meeting today.  The petitions, collected by 15 organizations representing members in all four states that are part of the Delaware River Watershed, asks the Governors of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware to vote for a complete and permanent ban on fracking and its activities.

Fracking Rally New Jersey by David Pringle

Trenton – Representatives of New Jersey organizations submitted 104,101 signed petitions to Governor Murphy at his West State Street office today after a State House news conference. The petitions, collected by groups representing members in all four states that are part of the Delaware River Watershed, asks the Governors to vote at the Delaware River Basin Commission for a complete and permanent ban on fracking and its activities.

December 11, 2018

Washington, D.C. -- Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled its proposal to replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule, also known as WOTUS. The proposal uses a very narrow, unscientific definition of water based on Justice Antonin Scalia's opinion in the 2006 Rapanos v. EPA case. EPA’s proposal strips clear Clean Water Act protections from wetlands and other vital water resources.

Clean Water Action President and CEO, Bob Wendelgass, released the following statement:

December 7, 2018

Trenton, NJ - Clean Water Action issued the following statement in response to the NJDEP‘s formal notice today that the Christie Highlands septic density standard dirty water rule is and has been null and void ever since the state legislature rejected it in January of this year.

By Jenny Vickers
December 6, 2018

Camden, NJ – Clean Water Action applauds the Murphy Administration’s announcement at 1 pm today of eight lawsuits filed across the state to hold polluters accountable in environmental justice communities, including Camden and Newark.


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December 5, 2018

Over 50 environmental, citizen, faith, and progressive groups in New Jersey are calling on Governor Murphy to enact a moratorium on all new fossil fuel projects in New Jersey until there are rules in place to achieve our 100% clean energy goals. There are currently 5 new proposed gas-fired power plants like the Meadowlands power plant and 7 new major natural gas pipelines in New Jersey.