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Governor Murphy, PVSC Postpone Vote on Dirty Newark Power Plant Scheme

January 13, 2022

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.

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Bill to Increase Post-Consumer Recycled Content for Plastics Passes!

January 10, 2022

Bill will make NJ the East Coast leader & reduce virgin plastic use; Gov. Murphy has 7 days to act.

50% Emission Cuts by 2030 is the New Policy; NJ Must Put into Practice

November 10, 2021

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.

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2020-2021 NJ Legislature Champions 11 Environmental Laws, Best Showing in Years

October 26, 2021

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.

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NJ Legislative Scorecard 2021

October 25, 2021
The PDF icon New Jersey Legislative Scorecard 2020-2021 details the environmental voting records of every legislator and the behind the scenes leadership of this session’s environmental champions from the 2019 lame duck session through September 2021. 

Community Leaders Call on Port Authority to Block Amazon Air Cargo Hub at Newark Airport

NEWARK, NJ - At a press conference today, Amazon workers, environmental advocates, labor groups, and small business owners came together to push back on plans for a new Amazon air