A vote is expected any day now in the NJ Senate on a nomination that will undermine 40 years of environmental protections.
Governor Christie (R-NJ) and NJ Senator Van Drew (D-Cumberland) are determined to replace Pinelands Commissioners who voted against a pipeline that would have been built in the heart of the NJ Pinelands. This will set a dangerous precedent for not just Pinelands protections, but for good government everywhere.
Last year's chemical spill into the Elk River in West Virginia, coal ash spill in the Dan River near Danville, and train derailment into the James River in Lynchburg prove that accidents happen. The risks posed by toxics jeopardize the quality of our water sources and our health.
Two pending bills, SB 771 and 1071, would make it easier to identify hazardous waste sites in Virginia and strengthen state's ability to protect your water and other valuable resources.
Texas has a long tradition of allowing local communities to take action to protect the well-being of their residents. But now Gov. Greg Abbott and some state legislators want to limit the ability of cities to do this, simply because they do not agree with some of the decisions local communities have made. Tell them, when the state fails to protect our communities, it's time to let our cities decide!
Governor Abbott and his allies are more interested in doing the bidding of corporate lobbyists than in upholding the tradition of local control. They are targeting: