Faced with deep community opposition, the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) pulled a planned vote to begin construction on a new $180 million gas-fired power plant at the agency’s sewage facility in the Ironbound section of Newark.
Bill will make NJ the East Coast leader & reduce virgin plastic use; Gov. Murphy has 7 days to act.
Clean Water Action organizers were on hand to celebrate Governor Murphy’s announcement that he is issuing an Executive Order to reduce New Jersey’s greenhouse gas emissions to 50% of their 2006 levels by the year 2030. The announcement took place with a backdrop of construction vehicles as workers continued to install the nation’s largest solar farm on reclaimed landfill.
In a session marked by crisis after crisis from COVID and George Floyd to the January 6th insurrection and Ida, a majority of legislators rose to the occasion and made the connection that protecting our environment means protecting our health, greening our economy, and standing up for justice.