No doubt you’ve heard that the oceans are filling with plastic. Many studies show that the problem is getting worse over time. We need immediate action to stop the flow of plastics to the ocean. Marine plastic pollution comes from consumer products, like plastic bags and personal care products that contain plastic micro-beads. Plastics in marine waters absorb pollutants and when fish, birds, and filter-feeding organisms like jellyfish eat them, these pollutants get enter the human food chain!
The state legislature is working to finish up all of their work by the end of the August and water is going to be at the top of the agenda.
This is your chance to make sure your legislators make our water a priority. Click here to take action today!
The drought has uncovered more than the bottom of Folsom Lake – it’s exposed many problems with the way we use and manage our water supply. But you can help change this.
This week the DEP formally proposed rules that would pull New Jersey
from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initative (RGGI). RGGI is compact
among northeast states that reduces carbon pollution while generating
funding for clean energy and energy efficiency programs. The Governor
stopped our participation in the program in 2011, but in March an
Appellate Court ruled he could not exit the program without altering the
Now the DEP has just released the rule proposal that would officially remove us from RGGI and we need your help to block it! Email the DEP NOW & attend the public hearing on August 8, 2014, in Trenton.
Our state legislators betrayed their oath to preserve the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment when they voted to reopen our state forests and open our state parks for natural gas leasing as part of the budget.
The Senate will soon allow votes on a bunch of dirty water amendments to spending bills. One of these amendments would stop the Administration from finalizing the proposal to restore protections to nearly 20 million acres of wetlands and half the nation’s streams. More than 200,000 people have already said they support of these protections and hundreds more submit comments every day. We can’t let this undemocratic, dirty water amendment pass – tell the Senate that you won’t be silenced.