Today, Eric Benson, Clean Water Action's NJ Campaign Director, testified at the first of two Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee public hearings on Governor Phil Murphy’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2023.
New Jersey is moving forward to adopt a suite of California diesel reduction measures including the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule and Cargo Handling Equipment (CHE) rules. This is an important step in the right direction, but the rules don’t go far enough, fast enough.
Welcome to Clean Water on the Move, your monthly update from Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund in New Jersey!
NJ's statewide ban on single-use carryout bags and polystyrene foam containers was a huge victory made possible in part by the 50 plus local ordinances banning these and other single-use disposables. This just goes to show how powerful local policies can be in creating larger change. So what else can municipalities do?
As our state heroically strives to meet this crisis with a too-small Rainy Day Fund and an underfunded budget, it is worth considering what type of budget choices New Jersey can make now that can support working families, our state’s economy, and our state’s environment as we move forward together.
We're gearing up for an exciting new legislative session - and hope you will join us in holding our elected officials accountable and prioritizing clean water, our health and the environment!