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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

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NJ’s Plastic Bag Ban Bill One Step Closer to Realization

December 5, 2019

NJ's plastic bag ban bill (S2776/A4330) cleared a critical hurdle today when it was amended and passed out of the Senate Budget Committee.

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Clean Water Action Applauds Committee Passage of Comprehensive Legislation to Address PFAS Contamination & Exposure

November 26, 2019

South Amboy, NJ – Today, Clean Water Action joined Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. to applaud the passage of legislation to address PFAS contamination and exposure by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where Pallone serves as Chairman.