New Jersey is moving forward to adopt a suite of California diesel reduction measures including the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule and Cargo Handling Equipment (CHE) rules. This is an important step in the right direction, but the rules don’t go far enough, fast enough.
Yesterday, Clean Water Action joined the Ironbound Community Corporation (ICC) and City of Newark Mayor Ras Baraka to lead a motorcade rally through the port followed by a rally on the steps of City Hall to demand the Port Authority of NY/NJ ensure clean air and good jobs now.
As we prepare for our Independence Day celebrations, I want to share two victories that we are proud to have accomplished.
By Amy Goldsmith, State Director, Clean Water Action. Follow on Twitter.
Solid as a rock
Rooted like a tree
I am here
In my rightful place
Clean Water Action co-leads the Coalition for Healthy Ports NY/NJ and has joined the national Moving Forward Network urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to address global climate change caused by diesel emissions at our ports, warehouses, and highways across the country. Together, our goal is to gather hundreds of thousands of signatures to demand #ZeroEmissionsNow - sign the petition here.