New Jersey

Register for #Act4CleanWater Conference Today!

conf 2015 register logoClean Water Action's 29th Annual Conference, entitled #Act4CleanWater, is being held Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm at Brookdale Community College's Warner Student Life Center, Lot #7, Arena Drive, Lincroft, NJ. Register today or download the Act4CleanWater Brochure

The conference will feature:

Dodge Poetry Fest Green Team Volunteers Needed!

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The Dodge Poetry Festival is one of the largest poetry events in North America and it is happening in Newark! The event is taking place at the NJ Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Thursday, October 23, through Sunday October 26, 2014.

For four days Newark's vibrant downtown Arts District will be transformed into a poetry village featuring some of our most celebrated, diverse and vibrant poets and spoken word artists.

Legislature Can Reverse Christie’s Veto of Frack Waste Ban!

fracking cracked glassIn August, much to our disappointment and concern but not surprise, Governor Christie vetoed a key clean water bill (S1041) that would have banned the dumping of frack waste in New Jersey. 

The governor rejec

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.

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08/31/2014 - 10:30

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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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

Be a Leader in the Fight Against Pilgrim Pipeline

As you may know, an especially dirty, dangerous oil pipeline, carrying highly volatile Bakken crude and possibly Alberta Tar Sands oil, has been proposed to be built from Albany, NY to Woodbridge, NJ through your community.

We are looking for a few local folks to get a bit more involved and help us fight this proposal and beat it at the grassroots level.

Pinelands Commission's independence compromised by controversial Senate vote

Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney (D-Gloucester) took bullying to new heights in the State House over the March 16 confirmation of Robert Barr to the Pinelands Commission.

Barr, someone whose résumé was long on partisan politics and short on environmental interest has replaced Robert Jackson, a long-standing, highly-credentialed, experienced Pinelands Commissioner, Robert Jackson, has been replaced with someone whose

Only last year, the governor's office engaged the commission repeatedly in hopes of winning approval for the South Jersey Gas pipeline. Thankfully, the administration failed to sway enough voters.

EDITORIAL: Continue fight against Pinelands pipeline

The back-channel, backroom political chicanery that has characterized efforts to run a natural gas pipeline through the Pinelands continued Monday with the Senate confirmation of Robert Barr, Gov. Chris Christie's nominee to the Pinelands Commission.

Unless Barr has a heretofore unseen backbone and is able to stand up to the political pressure of Christie and Senate President Steve Sweeney, the pipeline could soon be built in a restricted area of one of the nation's most precious ecological treasures.

The full Senate vote Monday confirming Barr, a South Jersey Democratic soldier loyal to Van Drew, also was orchestrated by Sweeney. When a vote was first called, Barr lacked the needed support; the tally was 19-18, two shy of the 21 required for approval. 

Published Date: 
03/18/2015
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