Join us for a Rally and Hearing for 100% Clean Energy in Toms River!
From dangerous heatwaves combined with exceeding smog pollution, to destructive flash flooding events and toxic algae blooms closing our largest freshwater lakes, New Jersey is already feeling the impacts of our climate and ecological emergency.
The increasing urgency of our climate crisis is why Governor Murphy campaigned on a plan to move New Jersey quickly onto 100% clean energy. Yet his draft Energy Master Plan (EMP) is silent on currently proposed fossil fuel projects like the Northeastern Supply Enhancement pipeline, and the Southern Reliability Link compressor station and pipeline.
Now we must use our voices to demand a real plan to avert climate catastrophe and ensure environmental justice, one that includes an immediate moratorium on fossil fuel projects and immediate and aggressive cuts to existing sources of pollution, with a priority on reducing pollution in our most overburdened communities.
On Thursday September 5th, the NJ Board of Public Utilities will be hosting a public hearing on the EMP in Toms River. We need as many people as possible to join us any time between 5pm and 8:00pm on the 5th to witness, support and/or testify.
What: Public hearing and rally to demand a real climate and clean energy plan for New Jersey.
Who: Everyone concerned about the impacts of climate change and dirty energy pollution.
When: Thursday, September 5th, between 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: LMH Room, Toms River Municipal Complex, 33 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ
Please sign up with BPU today to make a public comment at the hearing: https://nj.gov/emp/get/
And RSVP with us so we know you're coming in: https://forms.gle/
Whether you plan to make a comment or not, we need you with us!