News & Updates

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November 21, 2019

Join us as we strike to protest the proposed NJ Transit fracked gas power plant alongside our key demands for Clean Air, Clean Water, Clean Energy, and Justice for All.

November 19, 2019

Jersey City, NJ - Vice President Al Gore joined Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy today to announce New Jersey's newest ambitious goal on offshore wind.

November 18, 2019

A new report reveals that many of North America’s largest retail companies are embracing chemical safety policies to help protect consumers from toxic chemicals in products.

November 13, 2019

In April 2018, the Department of Public Works (DPW) created an Expedited Reimbursement Program for residents experiencing sewage backups—a mandate under the consent decree. Yet according to environmental advocates with Clean Water Action, Blue Water Baltimore, and the Environmental Integrity Project who have reviewed DPW’s reports, the reimbursement program is seriously flawed. 

November 13, 2019

Last spring, the city launched a $2 million pilot program that was supposed to help pay for home repairs stemming from sewage backups.

November 6, 2019

New commitment targets PFAS, organohalogen flame retardants, phthalates, bisphenols, and other dangerous chemicals for safe substitution

Toxic Power Plant near a fishing spot - Photo courtesy Pete Harrsion, Waterkeeper Alliance
November 4, 2019

Today the Trump administration continued its assault on the Clean Water Act and signed a proposal to weaken effluent limitation guidelines (ELGs) for the power plant industry.

October 30, 2019

Changes to solar regulations, pending legislation, could open up opportunity

BOSTON -- Municipal officials from across the state, including Boston, Brockton, Cambridge, Chelsea, Holyoke, New Bedford, Worcester and twenty other communities, are urging the Baker administration and legislature to address inequities in solar access through revamped energy regulations and pending state legislation.

October 29, 2019

"Protecting the environment, ensuring public health and creating a just society are all inextricably linked--you can't achieve one without the others. Frankly, the Baker Administration has been neglecting health and justice to an unacceptable degree. We urge the Governor to take his responsibilities, for protecting everyone's health from toxics and ensuring environmental justice in every community, more seriously in the next 3 years."

October 28, 2019

Jersey City- In partnership with ​ReThink Disposable,​ environmental non-profit Greener JC is launching a Straws by Request campaign next month called ​No Straw November​. The month-long event is part of a larger Plastic Free Initiative, ​Plastic Free JC​, and the national No Straw November pledge. Participating in this challenge offers the opportunity for community members to increase their awareness of single-use plastic waste while becoming more environmentally engaged.