New Jersey News

Environmental Leaders Cheer NJ Legislative Votes To Pass Strongest Single-Use Waste Ban Bill in the Nation

September 24, 2020

A coalition of environmental groups applauded the NJ Legislature’s passage today of A1978/S864. The bill now goes to the desk of Gov. Murphy and he has 45 days to act on the legislation.

New Jersey Sets National Precedent with Environmental Justice Bill Signing Today

September 18, 2020

(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 Bi

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Clean Water Action Announces NJ's 2020 Priority Endorsements

September 9, 2020

Clean Water Action is proud to announce our 2020 priority endorsements.

NJ Assembly and Senate just Passed National Precedent Setting Environmental Justice Bill this Afternoon

August 27, 2020

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.


NJ Assembly Democrats Stymie Environmental Justice During John Lewis’ Funeral

July 30, 2020

he NJ Environmental Justice Alliance, Ironbound Community Corp. and Clean Water Action issued the following statement in response to the NJ Assembly Democrats refusal to conduct a previously scheduled final vote today on a critical environmental justice bill (A2212-S232, McKeon- Singleton) that has already passed the Senate and has unusually strong support from Governor Murphy, Senator Booker, NJ Urban Mayors Association, and over 250 labor, faith and justice groups.

Massive and Diverse List of Groups To NJ Assembly: Pass Nation’s Strongest Cumulative Impacts Bill

July 20, 2020

An incredibly powerful and diverse array of over 170 organizations representing hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents including unions, environmental justice, social justice, community, faith-based groups, urban mayors, and an united environmental community called on the NJ State Assembly to pass the strongest possible version of the cumulative impacts bill (S232/A2212) out of committee today and the full Assembly on July 30th