Empower NJ- Stop Fossil Fuels Campaign Launch

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
offshore wind turbines / photo: istock.com

New Jersey is in a climate crisis. The combination of sea level rise, increased storm events, and other climate impacts put our environment and communities at risk. The new U.S climate report shows that climate change is getting worse and happening faster.  

There are 5 natural gas power plants like the Meadowlands Powerplant that could emit over 5 million metric tons of greenhouse gases into our air. There are also 7 new natural gas projects underway in New Jersey that will destroy sensitive ecosystems harming wildlife and public safety. We should be focusing on promoting renewable energy such as wind and solar so that we can achieve Governor Murphy’s 100% clean energy goals by 2020. Dozens of groups ranging from leading environmental non-profits to community action groups to faith and progressive groups have formed a campaign called Empower NJ-Stop Fossil Fuels:

  • Clean Water Action
  • New Jersey Sierra Club
  • Food & Water Watch
  • Clean Ocean Action
  • People Over Pipelines
  • UU Faith Action NJ
  • Surfrider Foundation
  • Greenfaith
  • Bergen Green Faith Circle
  • Roseland Against the Compressor Station (RACS)
  • Don’t Gas the Meadowlands Coalition
  • Blue Wave NJ
  • Citizen Action
  • Waterspirit
  • Environment NJ
  • Delaware Riverkeeper Network
  • Pinelands Preservation Alliance
  • Climate Mama

Who: Amy Goldsmith, Clean Water Action; Jeff Tittel, New Jersey Sierra Club; Doug O’Malley, Environment NJ; Tracy Carluccio, Delaware Riverkeeper Network; Matt Smith, Food & Water Watch; and other environmental groups.

What: Empower NJ- Stop Fossil Fuels Campaign Launch

Where: Statehouse Annex Steps, 131-137 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608

When: Wednesday, December 5th starts at 12:30pm

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/278062159579793/


Amy Goldsmith, Clean Water Action
Jeff Tittel, NJ Sierra Club
Matt Smith, Food & Water Watch