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Governor Murphy’s New Jersey Clean Energy Equity Act is a first step toward a renewable energy future in New Jersey, but we must be explicit and deliberate in ensuring that all New Jerseyans benefit from a clean energy future.

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Urge NJ legislators to support a pandemic response that puts the interests of our communities first and avoids harmful cuts to public services that New Jersey families rely on.

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We need Governor Newsom to sign SB 1044 (Allen) on their priority list. This bill will restrict the use of PFAS-containing firefighting foams and replace them with safer, effective alternatives.

Why is this bill urgent? Three reasons!  

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Communities of color and low income communities have been disproportionately dumped on for too long. Every person deserves a healthy home, school, place of worship, workplace, and recreational areas regardless of their zip code, or color of their skin.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) should consider cumulative impacts of multiple pollution sources in a neighborhood, and the authority to just say no when a community is already overburdened!

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Incredible victory for our water and fight against climate change! After a 4-year grassroots battle, both New York and New Jersey rejected permits for a billion dollar fossil fuel project. Williams-Transco's 'Northeast Supply Enhancement' (NESE) project would have constructed a massive new pipeline and compressor station through Central NJ and the Raritan Bay to push fracked gas from PA all the way into the Rockaways in NYC.

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On April 27, the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced plans to give the proposed Killingly fracked gas power plant a permit to discharge up to 90,000 gallons of wastewater daily. 

The plant requires this permit in order to move forward so this is our opportunity to act! The public comment period ends on May 26th.

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Local governments need to purchase essential products just like any household or business -- furniture, cleaning products, office supplies and building materials are necessary to keep things running smoothly.  However, these products are often purchased in such large quantities that there can be a large measurable impact on the environment and the health of our communities.

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The Minnesota Legislature has been meeting remotely during the COVID-19 crisis. While the primary focus has been on important critical emergency response, there  are recent developments we’d like to share with you.

First, some good news—last week the Minnesota Senate voted to ban the use of trichloroethylene (TCE), a toxic cancer-causing chemical. The bill is one step closer to becoming the first state restrictions on this industrial solvent since a local manufacturer, Water Gremlin Co., exposed nearby communities to this chemical at unsafe levels for years.