Today, Clean Water Action joined a broad coalition of business, community, and environmental groups at a Statehouse press conference to speak out about the nuclear subsidy bill, S877 (Sweeney).
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Trenton, NJ--New Jersey lawmakers took a solid step toward setting the state on a renewable energy future by putting the brakes on a controversial $300 million bailout for the benefit of PSE&G stockholders. The bailout would have been a stumbling block for Governor Philip Murphy’s plan to achieve a 21st Century renewable energy future for New Jersey.
The news that the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Lacey Township will close ahead of schedule in October, 2018 is hardly surprising given the myriad of safety and technical problems that have arisen over the years.
"Trump administration is showing it would rather rig the system against clean water and public health. This outrageous delay threatens the livelihoods of families, businesses, and communities that rely on streams, wetlands, and the drinking water sources the Clean Water Rule is meant to protect."
"The President made it clear tonight that his presidency will not change, that it is nothing more than scam to hand over our water, air and public lands to corporations, while selling out the American people."
Fort Washington – Today, a diverse grassroots coalition is praising the introduction of the Fair Elections bill before the Prince George’s County Council. Councilwoman Mary Lehman introduced the legislation, backed by the Fair Elections Maryland Coalition, to reduce the power of big money in county elections and give everyday people a stronger voice in their local democracy.
"President Trump's first year is nothing to celebrate. His dirty water presidency has left this nation more polluted, more corrupt, and more at risk than it has been in years, and he looks likely to continue down this path of division and decline. But we're not going to let that happen."
Clean Water Action is thrilled that New Jersey is on a path to enter RGGI as well as committed to bringing the investment to our ports and Environmental Justice communities that have long been left out of the benefits of carbon reduction and improved health.
Philadelphia, PA – An outpouring of support for protection of the region’s drinking water by the adoption of a complete ban on fracking in the Delaware River Watershed was expressed by people and organizations from all four states that flow to the basin at the Delaware River Basin Commission’s public hearings in Philadelphia on Thursday, January 25.