Press Releases

NJ_Fracking_DRBC_Coalition_Photo by Delaware Riverkeeper Network
December 12, 2018

Washington Crossing, PA - Representatives of organizations and members of the public submitted 104,805 signed petitions to the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) at their public business meeting today.  The petitions, collected by 15 organizations representing members in all four states that are part of the Delaware River Watershed, asks the Governors of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware to vote for a complete and permanent ban on fracking and its activities.

Fracking Rally New Jersey by David Pringle

Trenton – Representatives of New Jersey organizations submitted 104,101 signed petitions to Governor Murphy at his West State Street office today after a State House news conference. The petitions, collected by groups representing members in all four states that are part of the Delaware River Watershed, asks the Governors to vote at the Delaware River Basin Commission for a complete and permanent ban on fracking and its activities.

December 11, 2018

Washington, D.C. -- Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled its proposal to replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule, also known as WOTUS. The proposal uses a very narrow, unscientific definition of water based on Justice Antonin Scalia's opinion in the 2006 Rapanos v. EPA case. EPA’s proposal strips clear Clean Water Act protections from wetlands and other vital water resources.

Clean Water Action President and CEO, Bob Wendelgass, released the following statement:

December 7, 2018

Trenton, NJ - Clean Water Action issued the following statement in response to the NJDEP‘s formal notice today that the Christie Highlands septic density standard dirty water rule is and has been null and void ever since the state legislature rejected it in January of this year.

By Jenny Vickers
December 6, 2018

Camden, NJ – Clean Water Action applauds the Murphy Administration’s announcement at 1 pm today of eight lawsuits filed across the state to hold polluters accountable in environmental justice communities, including Camden and Newark.

 

offshore wind turbines / photo: istock.com
December 5, 2018

Over 50 environmental, citizen, faith, and progressive groups in New Jersey are calling on Governor Murphy to enact a moratorium on all new fossil fuel projects in New Jersey until there are rules in place to achieve our 100% clean energy goals. There are currently 5 new proposed gas-fired power plants like the Meadowlands power plant and 7 new major natural gas pipelines in New Jersey.

offshore wind turbines / photo: istock.com
December 5, 2018

Statement of Amy Goldsmith, NJ State Director of Clean Water Action on the launch of Empower NJ campaign.

offshore wind turbines / photo: istock.com
December 5, 2018

New Jersey is in a climate crisis. The combination of sea level rise, increased storm events, and other climate impacts put our environment and communities at risk. The new U.S climate report shows that climate change is getting worse and happening faster.

Photo: KyleAndMelissa22 at English Wikipedia [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
November 8, 2018

Clean Water Action has requested a review by the NJ Attorney General on the proposed deal to transfer the Oyster Creek license and $982 million decommissioning fund to a Camden-based company that has partnered with a Canadian energy giant reportedly facing corruption charges in that country.

As part of a $2.5 million national election effort, Clean Water Action helped create a green wave in Pennsylvania that elected a slate of candidates who’ll chart new paths for the environment in Washington D.C. and Harrisburg.