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NJ Currents Newsletter Cover Clean Water Action Fall 2022

New Jersey Currents | Fall 2022

Check out New Jersey Currents - Clean Water Action's Fall 2022 Newsletter!

Your Vote. Your Voice.

Be a Clean Water Voter This Midterm Election

We are just days away from the 2022 midterm elections, and with the House and the Senate hanging in the balance, every race matters.

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Put a stop to NJTA and NJDOT's I78 highway widening!

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority plans to spend $4.7 billion to widen the I-78 highway through Hudson County. This plan will do nothing but harm the people of New Jersey and waste billions in doing so.

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Tell State Officials: No more Housing Developments in Flood Plains

The time is NOW. Please send an urgent message to Gov. Murphy and DEP Commissioner LaTourette asking them to adopt emergency regulations around flooding and stormwater ASAP.

50% Emission Cuts by 2030 is the New Policy; NJ Must Put into Practice

Clean Water Action organizers were on hand to celebrate Governor Murphy’s announcement that he is issuing an Executive Order to reduce New Jersey’s greenhouse gas emissions to 50% of their 2006 levels by the year 2030. The announcement took place with a backdrop of construction vehicles as workers continued to install the nation’s largest solar farm on reclaimed landfill.

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New Jersey Releases Landmark Environmental Justice Rules

Environmental Justice (EJ) communities throughout New Jersey are on the brink of change as the landmark Environmental Justice Bill S232 comes closer to being realized. Today’s release of long awaited rules that accompany this landmark EJ Law is a critically important milestone.

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People - Action - Justice: Good Jobs, Clean Air Coalition in New Jersey - The Fight Continues

November 23, 2022

On Saturday, November 19, 2022, Labor and Environmental Justice Advocates & Organizers, community stakeholders, small businesses, and representatives of youth and young professionals groups, rallied within Weequahic Park in the South Ward of Newark, New Jersey to celebrate the recent defeat of Amazon and to bring attention to the adverse impacts of Amazon’s Black Friday campaigns, how this hurts small businesses, workers and local communities like the South Ward of Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey. 

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Democracy, Environment, and You

October 17, 2022

I’m Eric Benson, Clean Water Action’s NJ Campaigns Director. I’ve been in the advocacy business for a long time, but I have a confession to make. When I was in college I was a bad voter, I just didn’t show up. Knowing what I know now though, every election feels more important than the last. And right now, I’m feeling like the soul of a country and the fate of our planet are on the ballot this November.

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Reflections on Jim Florio: Congressman, Governor and Pinelands Commission Chair

September 27, 2022

The power and conviction of Jim Florio to do what was right for people and environment extended far beyond New Jersey