Environmental Justice & Equity

Working to build economic, social and environmental justice (EJ) in New Jersey's urban communities faced with the disproportionate impacts of pollution. Campaigns include:

By Jenny Vickers

Coalition for Healthy Ports NY NJ

The Coalition for Healthy Ports NY NJ is a broad coalition of environmental, labor, faith, community, environmental justice and business organizations that seek to create sustainable ports in New York and New Jersey.

Kim Gaddy

Healthy Communities: Cumulative Impacts

We are working to establish model policies that "just say no" to toxic burdens in environmental justice communities faced with the cumulative impacts of pollution and related harm to human health and the environment.

Photo Credit: Press Office of the City of Newark

Climate Resiliency in Newark

Clean Water is working in collaboration with the NJ Environmental Justice Alliance and Ironbound Community Corporation in the South, West and East Wards of the City of Newark to create a Resiliency Action Plan (RAP).

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Governor Murphy's Administration Takes Action on Environmental Justice

Newark, NJ - Today, Clean Water Action joined NJ’s Attorney General Grewal and NJ Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner McCabe where

From We All Live Downstream

Kern River Oil Field
October 22, 2021

Yesterday, Governor Newsom and CalGEM (California Geologic Energy Management), the state agency that regulates oil and gas production, announced a draft rule to create a 3200-foot setback from new oil and gas wells to protect frontline communities. This setback would place a health and safety buffer zone between new oil and gas wells and homes, schools, hospitals, as well as other sensitive receptors .

Kim Gaddy and Clean Water Action at a Ports Motorcade Rally for Clean Air & Good Jobs. Photo by Jeanette Mitchell
July 19, 2016

Mayor Baraka at Motorcade Rally. Photo by Jeanette MitchellYesterday, 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.

Photo by Kim Gaddy
February 23, 2016

By Amy Goldsmith, State Director, Clean Water Action. Follow on Twitter.

Solid as a rock

Rooted like a tree

I am here

Standing strong

In my rightful place