Fracking in New Jersey

Gov Christie

Governor Christie

New Jersey Governor CV’s Frack Ban:
Environmental Organizations Cry Foul and Will Seek Over-ride!

Trenton, New Jersey – Today New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed the New Jersey Ban Bill (S-2576), flying in the face of the public and the New Jersey Legislature and forfeiting the opportunity to make New Jersey the first state to ban hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” in modern times.  During the Senate’s session August 25, the Governor issued a conditional veto (CV) that set a one year moratorium on fracking in the State.  Environmental groups dismissed the moratorium as meaningless and vowed to work for an over-ride of the CV.  The Frack Ban Bill arose out of a public rallying cry for pro-active action by the State to prevent the water, land and air pollution that is occurring everywhere where fracking is being used to extract natural gas from deep geologic formations such as Marcellus and Utica Shale.     

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08/26/2011 - 12:14

You + Me + Congress = Action on Climate and Energy Legislation!

post by Christine LeMieux, Global Warming and Energy Programs Coordinator

While media headlines as of late are dominated by the latest healthcare happenings on the Hill, progress on climate and energy legislation continues. Both issues are related to critical questions about how we will take care of our public health and our economy in the coming decades. Over the past month, 6 Senate committees have held hearings and action is expected after Congress returns from recess in September. 

Oppose Governor Christie's Dirty Deal with Exxon

makeexxonpaymoreGovernor Christie's Administration has proposed to settle a multi-billion dollar natural resource damage lawsuit against deep-pocketed world class polluter Exxon Mobil for pennies on the dollar.

For over 20 years and on multiple occasions, the courts found Exxon responsible and liable for 100 years of pollution and destroying 1500 acres of forest, wetland, tideland and meadow, as well as underlying groundwater and nearby waterways at the refineries in Linden and Bayonne.

Clean Water Action to Honor Environmental Heroes during #EarthWeek at 29th Annual Conference

WHAT: Clean Water Action will be honoring local environmental champions during #EarthWeek at its 29th annual conference, #Act4CleanWater, taking place Saturday, April 25 at Brookdale Community College.

The awardees include:

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04/24/2015 - 10:23

Spring for Clean Water

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45 Union Street
Boston, MA
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Put on your party hats, it's time to celebrate!

Bell In Hand Tavern on May 15

RSVP here. 

Catwalk for Clean Water

Catwalk for Clean Water

Earth Week Action with Clean Water Action!

earth handsThis Earth Day help us celebrate by calling for stronger protections for our environment and public health!

Join State Senator Raymond Lesniak, Linden Mayor Derek Armstead, and concerned citizens Tuesday, April 21, as we fight to stop two major threats to public health and our communities: the bad Exxon settlement and the Pilgrim Pipeline. And be sure to join us at our #Act4CleanWater conference at Brookdale Community College on Saturday, April 25, 2015. More info below!

Exxon Settlement Opponents Rally at Governor’s Town Hall

Teterboro Airport Sell Out Site Right Next Door

exxon rallyHasbrouck Heights, NJ - Today concerned citizens from across the state joined together at Governor Christie's town hall meeting to oppose his administration's proposed settlement agreement with Exxon Mobil. Outraged residents called on the Governor to reject the deal, which would allow the corporation to pay pennies on the dollar for natural resource damages after decades of pollution. The state originally requested $8.9 billion, but is now proposing to accept $225 million.

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04/16/2015 - 15:33



  • WHAT: Clean Water Action's 29th annual conference happening #EarthWeek, Saturday, April 25, will feature a keynote plenary of top environmental leaders from the New Jersey Legislature's 4 caucuses. Tom Moran, Editorial Page Editor of The Star-Ledger and former communications staffer at PSE&G, will moderate this bi-partisan policy discussion on the Legislature's role on New Jersey's most pressing environmental challenges ranging from the climate crisis, fracking, green energy and pipelines to clean water, open space and over-development.

    The Assembly and Senate (Democrat and Republican) panelists will be:
    Published On: 
    04/15/2015 - 17:13
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