Clean Water Action's NJ State Director, Amy Goldsmith, released the following statement in response to Governor Murphy's proposed budget released this afternoon.
Washington, D.C. -- Today the Senate voted to confirm Andrew Wheeler’s nomination as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Clean Water Action President and CEO, Bob Wendelgass, released the following statement:
Clean Water Action sang the praises of today's overnight news that the owner of the BL England (aka Beasley Point) power plant in Ocean City has decided to retire it instead of continuing with a controversial plan to try and convert if from dirty coal to equally problematic frack gas power.
(Kansas City, Kansas)-- Today, stakeholders held a press conference to call on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect clean water and abandon its proposed Dirty Water Rule, the latest in the agency’s relentless efforts to rollback critical protections and make it easier for industry to endanger our kids and communities without any accountability.
Quotes and videos can be found below. Full statements are available via email.
On February 14th, 2019, the EPA announced its “PFAS Action Plan” which follows up on four commitments announced in May but misses numerous opportunities to use EPA authority to address PFAS chemicals. EPA is announcing that it will begin the Safe Drinking Water Act process for two chemicals – PFOA and PFOS – and evaluate whether new information supports setting limits for more PFAS chemicals. The agency also commits to improving analytical methods and to increased monitoring for more PFAS chemicals in drinking water.
Washington, D.C. -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “PFAS Action Plan” released today summarizes ongoing activity, affirms commitments the agency made in May 2018, and announces several new initiatives. “EPA’s PFAS Action Plan is an exhaustive review of what EPA is doing and commits to some new initiatives, but given the urgency around PFAS chemicals it is still literally the least EPA can do,” said Clean Water National Campaigns Director Lynn Thorp.
The Mass Power Forward coalition of environmental activists, organizations, businesses, and faith leaders worked to push three priorities for this session: Environmental justice, committing to 100% renewable energy, and equitably investing in green infrastructure through a carbon price and transportation initiative.
"Andrew Wheeler and the other special interest lobbyists President Trump has placed at EPA don’t want to hear from the public because they know Americans will oppose the Dirty Water Rule"
Read a statement by Amy Goldsmith, NJ State Director of Clean Water Action at an Empower NJ press conference releasing a groundbreaking report calling for a fossil fuel moratorium in New Jersey.
Quotes from additional authors of “Fighting Climate Change: The Urgent Case for a Moratorium on all Fossil Fuel Projects in NJ”