New Jersey News

Environmental Justice Leaders Join with State Leaders to Support S232 in New Jersey

June 19, 2020

(Trenton) - Standing together six feet apart today, Governor Murphy, Lt.

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New Jersey Digital Events & Actions

June 4, 2020

Here are some resources and online events we’ve hosted over the last few weeks. The work for a clean, just, and healthy environment never stops - so please check back regularly for updates!

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Tell Us Your Environmental Justice Story NJ

May 14, 2020

We want to hear your story. Make a quick video on your phone to lift up environmental justice. Please email us the video or post it online with the tag “#EJ4NJ” and "#EnvironmentalJustice" If you need some tips, we have a brief guide here

Long Awaited RGGI Funding and Investments Now One Step Closer to Realization in NJ

April 22, 2020

Last week’s announcement to re-enter RGGI and secure funds through the auction is definitely long-awaited good news, but Clean Water Action will continue to push for additional funding and policies that will have a real impact on reducing pollution in low income communities, reducing our climate pollutant emissions, and more rapidly transitioning New Jersey to a clean energy economy

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Over 60 Groups Urge Gov. Murphy to Pause Dangerous Permits & Projects until COVID Health Crisis Ended

March 30, 2020

EmpowerNJ, representing more than 60 signatory organizations around the state, including labor, faith, environmental and community organizations, released a copy of its letter to Governor Murphy urging the Administration to pause pending proceedings and actions with respect to  approving applications and permits for  all major development projects where public participation is allowed, including fossil fuel infrastructure expansion, until the unprecedented COVID-19 health emergency has ended and the public can once again participate in government decision-making. There cannot be meaningful public participation when the public is being told to shelter in place.