(Trenton) - After decades of local struggle and grassroots advocacy, New Jersey made history today when Governor Murphy signed into law a first of its kind Environmental Justice Bill (S232 - Singleton/McKeon/Weinberg/Ruiz). The law will direct the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to deny or condition certain permits due to cumulative, disproportionate impacts of pollution in environmental justice communities.
The New Jersey Bag and Styrofoam Ban bill, A1978/S864, took a big step forward today passing out of the Assembly Appropriations committee. If passed by full senate and assembly, the bill will ultimately ban single-use carryout bags and polystyrene foam food containers, as well as require that single-use plastic straws be provided only upon request.
Albany NY, Trenton NJ, Harrisburg PA, Dover DE and Washington DC -- The lead advocates against all fracking related activities and infrastructure in the Delaware River Watershed issued the following joint statement today in response to the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) virtual meeting decision this morning to: 1) delay a decision on whether or not to approve permits for the proposed controversial liquid natural gas (LNG) New Fortress Energy Gibbstown, NJ port so the Commissioners could further assess the voluminous record and take a “careful look” at complex issue
"We can’t afford to let Mitch McConnell keep operating a legislative ‘graveyard’ in the Senate -- we need to act on climate, protect our water, and end environmental racism now"
Clean Water Action is proud to announce our 2020 priority endorsements.
“Massachusetts voters have spoken: this moment in human history is the time to back and support our climate champions, not to sideline them."
"It’s unconscionable for EPA to give coal plants a free pass to continue to contaminate drinking water sources and poison the rivers and lakes where people fish to put food on their table."
New Environmental Justice legislation permits the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to deny or condition certain permits due to cumulative, disproportionate impacts of pollution in environmental justice communities.
LANSING- Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Rachel Hood for the Michigan State House.
“Throughout her career, Rachel Hood has been an outstanding advocate for protecting our water resources and meeting the challenges of climate change," said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. "She has consistently worked to expand green infrastructure, and hold polluters accountable,” concluded Brady-Enerson.
LANSING- Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Julie Brixie for the Michigan State House.
“Julie Brixie is a diligent lawmaker who understands the challenges facing our water resources, understands our current budget constraints, and is ready to take the necessary action to address these problems," said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. "She knows that water is our most valuable natural resource and can be trusted to continue working to protect our water and environment,” concluded Brady-Enerson.