(Trenton) - After decades of local struggle and grassroots advocacy, New Jersey made history today when Governor Murphy signed into law a first of its kind Environmental Justice Bill (S232 - Singleton/McKeon/Weinberg/Ruiz). The law will direct the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to deny or condition certain permits due to cumulative, disproportionate impacts of pollution in environmental justice communities.
The New Jersey Bag and Styrofoam Ban bill, A1978/S864, took a big step forward today passing out of the Assembly Appropriations committee. If passed by full senate and assembly, the bill will ultimately ban single-use carryout bags and polystyrene foam food containers, as well as require that single-use plastic straws be provided only upon request.
Pennsylvania Clean Water Fund is hosting a joint virtual fundraiser that brings together our Philadelphia and Pittsburgh offices to celebrate World Rivers Day. We hope you can join us!
Our live event features an awards ceremony recognizing Pennsylvania environmental leaders and a keynote address by Bob Wendelgass, Clean Water Action's President and CEO.
We’re hosting a free viewing of the movie Dark Waters, the true story of how Attorney Rob Bilott - portrayed by Mark Ruffalo - took a stand against Dupont to protect public health and shine a light on the damage that toxic PFAS chemicals can inflict on our communities.
We need all hands on deck to elect clean water champions to the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the US House and the White House.
We need you.
The first step: Make sure you are registered.
The next step: Exercise your right to vote.
The final step: Volunteer to call voters in one of the most vital battle ground states -- Pennsylvania!
Albany NY, Trenton NJ, Harrisburg PA, Dover DE and Washington DC -- The lead advocates against all fracking related activities and infrastructure in the Delaware River Watershed issued the following joint statement today in response to the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) virtual meeting decision this morning to: 1) delay a decision on whether or not to approve permits for the proposed controversial liquid natural gas (LNG) New Fortress Energy Gibbstown, NJ port so the Commissioners could further assess the voluminous record and take a “careful look” at complex issue
"We can’t afford to let Mitch McConnell keep operating a legislative ‘graveyard’ in the Senate -- we need to act on climate, protect our water, and end environmental racism now"
Global warming and a changing climate will continue to have disruptive and unpredictable effects on both our drinking water sources and communities. Climate change is water change. Some places will experience increased frequency and intensity of rain, floods, and sewer overflows. Other areas will experience frequent droughts, water scarcity and increased fire risk. These changes can disproportionately affect underserved and communities of color—those already facing significant health and economic burdens.