Attend Clean Water Action's 6th annual Autumn Toast to a Healthy Environment on Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 1-4 pm at the Pine Barrens Golf Club in Jackson, NJ.
For Immediate Release: June 19, 2015
Contact: Jeff Tittel, Director, NJ Sierra Club, 609-558-9100
Dave Pringle, Campaign Director, NJ Clean Water Action, 732-996-4288
Maya van Rossum, Riverkeeper, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, 215 369 1188 ext 102
Jim Walsh, Eastern Region Director, Food and Water Watch, 732-979-6883
Doug O'Malley, Director, Environment New Jersey, 917-449-6812
PHOTO: Edward Kelly, president of the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts, testifies before the MA Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.
Telephone Conference, June 18, 2015
Health benefits of a strong rule worth hundreds of millions of dollars each year
Washington, D.C. – Power plants discharge more than 5.5 billion pounds of pollutants into U.S. waterways every year, contributing to the contamination of more than 23,000 miles of rivers and 185 water bodies whose fish are too toxic to eat.
As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) weighs the nation’s first limits on toxic water pollution from power plants -- due in September -- a new report details the damage caused by the wastewater and the need for strong regulations to protect public health.
The report, “Selling Our Health Down the River,” presents evidence that EPA has been under-estimating the public health benefits of controlling metals including arsenic and hexavalent chromium (which can increase the risk of cancer), as well as lead and mercury (which can cause brain damage) released by power plants into rivers, streams, and lakes.
Motion Urges Superior Court To Block a Settlement of Pennies on the Dollar for Original Damages
Trenton, NJ - Seven environmental groups, representing hundreds of thousands of citizen members, filed a motion this morning to intervene in litigation brought by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection against ExxonMobil Corporation. The filing focused on damages due for generations of toxic pollution at the Bayonne and Linden refineries, 16 other Exxon sites around the state and more than 800 gas stations for soil and water contamination across New Jersey, and urged the court to reject the proposed settlement.