New Jersey News

Broad Public Support as NJ Senate Votes on Food Waste Bill Today (S865)

February 10, 2020

In advance of today's scheduled Senate vote, a broad alliance of progressive and labor groups led by Clean Water Action, Ironbound Community Corporation, and New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance submitted the following letter to members of the NJ Senate in support of the Food Waste Recycling Bill (S865)

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Clean Water Action: Climate Change is Water Change

January 17, 2020

Clean Water Action: Climate Change is Water Change

CLEAN Future Act is a Bold Plan to Address the Climate Crisis and Protect Water & Health

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NJ Environmental Lame Duck, A Mixed (But Not Banned) Bag

January 13, 2020

After giving the 2018-2019 New Jersey State Legislature a failing grade through October 2019, Clean Water Action is pleased that some environmental progress was made in the final two months of the two year term that ended at noon today. Accelerating progress early in the new legislative term is essential to ensuring greater environmental and public health protections for all. 

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Clean Water Action Applauds Governor Murphy’s Signing of S4110 to Address NJ’s Lead Crisis

Today, Clean Water Action joined Governor Murphy to applaud his signing of legislation (S4110) to address New Jersey’s lead crisis. S4110 allows municipalities to pass an ordinance to allow workers access to private property to replace lead service lines.

NJ politicians: Will they be heroes or zeros on banning plastic bags this week?

January 6, 2020

Trenton, NJ: Clean Water Action is making a last-ditch plea for the legislature to pass S2776 / A4330 to ban plastic and paper carryout bags, polystyrene takeout containers, and to offer straws by