New Jersey News

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Over 60 Groups Urge Gov. Murphy to Pause Dangerous Permits & Projects until COVID Health Crisis Ended

March 30, 2020

EmpowerNJ, representing more than 60 signatory organizations around the state, including labor, faith, environmental and community organizations, released a copy of its letter to Governor Murphy urging the Administration to pause pending proceedings and actions with respect to  approving applications and permits for  all major development projects where public participation is allowed, including fossil fuel infrastructure expansion, until the unprecedented COVID-19 health emergency has ended and the public can once again participate in government decision-making. There cannot be meaningful public participation when the public is being told to shelter in place.

Broad Public Support as NJ Senate Votes on Food Waste Bill Today (S865)

February 10, 2020

In advance of today's scheduled Senate vote, a broad alliance of progressive and labor groups led by Clean Water Action, Ironbound Community Corporation, and New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance submitted the following letter to members of the NJ Senate in support of the Food Waste Recycling Bill (S865)

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Clean Water Action: Climate Change is Water Change

January 17, 2020

Clean Water Action: Climate Change is Water Change

CLEAN Future Act is a Bold Plan to Address the Climate Crisis and Protect Water & Health

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NJ Environmental Lame Duck, A Mixed (But Not Banned) Bag

January 13, 2020

After giving the 2018-2019 New Jersey State Legislature a failing grade through October 2019, Clean Water Action is pleased that some environmental progress was made in the final two months of the two year term that ended at noon today. Accelerating progress early in the new legislative term is essential to ensuring greater environmental and public health protections for all. 

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Clean Water Action Applauds Governor Murphy’s Signing of S4110 to Address NJ’s Lead Crisis

Today, Clean Water Action joined Governor Murphy to applaud his signing of legislation (S4110) to address New Jersey’s lead crisis. S4110 allows municipalities to pass an ordinance to allow workers access to private property to replace lead service lines.