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2018 Elections: A Fight for Clean Water

July 31, 2018

Clean Water Action offices will engage on key state and local races in all our states, seeking to protect pro-environmental majorities where they exist and flip control of chambers currently with anti-environmental majorities. Below are our priority federal races. We'll work on dozens of other state, local, and federal races in the fall of 2018.

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Global Climate Action Summit in California

September 18, 2018

Clean Water Action's NJ Environmental Justice Organizer, Kim Gaddy, joined other eloquent speakers at the Global Climate Action Summit in California.

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Clean Water Action Announces Endorsements and GOTV Efforts for Key Federal Races

“With President Trump’s continued assault on the fundamental safeguards that keep people safe from pollution, we need members of Congress who will fight back and defend commonsense health, water, and air protections,” said Amy Goldmith, the NJ State Director. “That's why we have endorsed Andy Kim, Josh Gottheimer, Tom Malinowski, and Mikie Sherrill in the House and Senator Bob Menendez in the Senate.


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Governor Murphy Clears a Path to Break the Plastics Habit that is Ruining the Planet

August 28, 2018

Clean Water Action praises Governor Phil Murphy’s veto of bill (S2600/A3267) passed by the NJ legislature in June that would put a 5-cent fee on single-use plastic and paper bag. This bill would have prevented municipalities from passing stronger local ordinances on plastic bags.

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Governor Murphy Commits to Veto Bag Bill, Leading the Way for a Better Solution on Plastics

August 24, 2018

Governor Phil Murphy has committed to veto a bill (S2600/A3267) passed by the NJ legislature in June that would put a 5-cent fee on single-use plastic and paper bags, according to Senate Environment Committee Chairman Bob Smith, D-Piscataway.

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River Demonstrators Demand Complete Fracking Ban

August 21, 2018

Bordentown, NJ – Canoeists took to the water today as they unfurled a banner proclaiming “Defend the Delaware; Ban Fracking and Frack Waste” from the boat ramp at Bordentown, New Jersey. At a press conference prior to the canoe launch, organizations working for a complete ban throughout the Delaware River Watershed on fracking, the processing and discharge of wastewater produced by fracking and water withdrawals for fracking, called on Governor Phil Murphy to stand with them.