New Jersey

Clean Water Action Endorses Booker for Senate

Cites stark contrast between Booker's clean road forward vs. Bell's dirty path from the past

Long Branch, NJ -- Clean Water Action* announced its endorsement of Cory Booker for US Senate at a joint press conference on the boardwalk here today. Amy Goldsmith, Clean Water Action, made the following statement.

"New Jersey's Senate race is especially critical this year. The balance of power is up in the air and we are at THE tipping point when it comes to the climate crisis, a clean green economy, a functioning government at even the most basic level and so much more.

Published On: 
08/31/2014 - 10:30

Head to the Climate March with Clean Water Action!

people's climate marchOn September 21st, you'll have your chance to demand action for climate change.

We invite you to join Clean Water Action staff as we head to NYC on 9/21 for the People's Climate March! Climate change is water change and if we want to protect clean water, we have to take action now.

There are dozens of transportation options to choose from on the People's Climate March transportation page, but if you would like to head to the march with Clean Water Action staff and members please click here to RSVP and join us!

Coalition Calls for Override of Fracking Waste Ban Veto

Need Action by Legislature to Protect New Jersey's Waterways

Trenton, NJ - A broad coalition of environmental, community, labor and faith-based groups from around the state are calling on members of the New Jersey Legislature to put in place protections against toxic fracking waste. The Legislature passed the bill in June, but Gov. Christie announced his veto of the bill on Friday. The legislation bans the disposal, treatment, and discharge of waste created through the process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for natural gas, and can still be put in place if the Legislature overrides the Governor's veto. At the campaign launch, the coalition unveiled the new symbol for the campaign, a dump truck meeting STOP signs.

Published On: 
08/14/2014 - 12:46

Purchase tickets for Our Annual Wine & Chocolate Tasting and Charity Auction!

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You are invited to our 5th Annual Autumn Toast to a Healthy Environment
Sunday, October 5, 2014 (1:00 - 4:00 pm)

Come on out and sample great wine, snack on spectacular food, meet some great people and support Clean Water! We are holding our 5th annual wine & chocolate tasting and charity auction on Sunday, October 5, 2014 (1-4 pm) at Pine Barrens Golf Club, 540 South Hope Chapel Road, Jackson, NJ. Purchase tickets today.

Urge NJ Legislators to Override Christie's Veto of Fracking Waste Ban Bill

fracking rally smallIn May, the a fracking waste ban bill (S1041) was sent to Governor Christie's desk by the Legislature.

However, the Governor put protecting the interests of polluters first and vetoed the bill.

groundswell RISING film screenings announced!

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Attend a film screening of groundswell RISING, the new documentary from Emmy Award-winning Resolution Pictures which captures the passion of people engaged in a David and Goliath confrontation of the fracking industry. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion focusing on actions being taken here in New Jersey to get protections from toxic fracking waste in place.

Download the Groundswell Rising Flyer Groundswell Rising Flyer (all dates)

Screening Dates:

  • Wednesday, April 9 @ 6:30 pm - Ocean City
    Ocean City Free Public Library
    1735 Simpson Ave, Ocean City, NJ.
    Download the Ocean City flyer
  • Saturday, April 26 @ 2:00 pm - Toms River
    Toms River Public Library, Mancini Hall
    101 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ.
    Download the Toms River flyerFilm Director Renard Cohen will be joining us to discuss his experiences in communities impacted by gas drilling and to answer all your questions
  • Sunday, April 27 @ 4:00 pm - Long Branch
    Stella Maris Retreat Center, 981 Ocean Avenue, Elberon, NJ 07740
  • Thursday, May 1st at 7 pm - Wyckoff
    Wyckoff Public Library, 200 Woodland Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481
    This Screening of Groundswell Rising is the opening film for the First Annual FLOW (Franklin Lakes, Oakland and Wyckoff) Green Film Festival, which is taking place on Thursdays during the Month of May at the Wyckoff Public Library. www.wyckoffgreenteam.org
  • Thursday, May 8th @ 7:00 pm - West Deptford
    RiverWinds Community Center
    1000 Riverwinds Dr., West Deptford, NJ
    Download the West Deptford flyer

Fracking in New Jersey

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Governor Christie

New Jersey Governor CV’s Frack Ban:
Environmental Organizations Cry Foul and Will Seek Over-ride!

Trenton, New Jersey – Today New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed the New Jersey Ban Bill (S-2576), flying in the face of the public and the New Jersey Legislature and forfeiting the opportunity to make New Jersey the first state to ban hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” in modern times.  During the Senate’s session August 25, the Governor issued a conditional veto (CV) that set a one year moratorium on fracking in the State.  Environmental groups dismissed the moratorium as meaningless and vowed to work for an over-ride of the CV.  The Frack Ban Bill arose out of a public rallying cry for pro-active action by the State to prevent the water, land and air pollution that is occurring everywhere where fracking is being used to extract natural gas from deep geologic formations such as Marcellus and Utica Shale.     

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08/26/2011 - 12:14

TAURO: Reverse Christie veto of fracking waste ban

If Gov. Chris Christie won't stand up and fight to keep toxic waste from hydraulic fracturing out of New Jersey's drinking water and off our roadways, the New Jersey Legislature will have to step up to the plate.

The bipartisan majority of state senators and Assembly members who voted to ban fracking waste from New Jersey must stand by their vote, and place the protection of New Jersey's water and residents first. They need to stick together and override Christie's veto of a bill (S-1041/A-2108) that would have prohibited the discharge, processing or storage of fracking waste in the state.

Published Date: 
08/12/2014

Gov. Christie's veto of fracking waste ban is toxic for N.J.

Gov. Chris Christie has again relinquished the opportunity to take a firm stand for the health and well-being of New Jersey.

He has vetoed a bipartisan bill to ban the waste products of the natural gas extraction process known as fracking from shipment into the state for disposal.

While New Jersey has no fracking operations in place, Pennsylvania has been hard at harvesting the gas from deep underground deposits by injecting water at such high levels of pressure that it fractures the rock formations guarding the gas.

Published Date: 
08/12/2014

Fracking Waste Ban Veto Raises Question Of Override

New Jersey doesn't allow hydraulic fracturing or fracking for natural gas but it does allow the wastewater produced by fracking in Pennsylvania to be transported to sites like this one in Kearny for treatment or disposal and at least once that wastewater trucked to New Jersey registered radioactive levels that exceeded the site's permit.

New Jersey lawmakers overwhelmingly voted to ban receiving fracking waste but late Friday afternoon, Gov. Chris Christie vetoed the bill, saying a ban would violate the U.S. constitution's interstate commerce clause.

But, two years ago, the NJ Office of Legislative Services said the ban would not violate the U.S. constitution.

Published Date: 
08/11/2014
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