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NJ Governor Murphy's Proposed Budget: Stronger Investments Needed for a Livable Climate Future

March 29, 2022

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. 

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Climate Action Now!

March 23, 2022

Together, with our amazing phone canvass team, we’re urging all legislators to support and pass these bills by the end of session on May 9th.  Join us to fight for bold climate action now!!

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New Jersey’s Stalled Road to Clean Transportation

March 8, 2022

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.

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Ramping Up Energy Efficiency for People and the Planet!

March 7, 2022

When we think about addressing climate change, we may not think about the value of energy efficiency, but energy efficiency initiatives in buildings reduces energy consumption and fossil fuels and is one of the key ways to mitigate climate change in Connecticut.

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Hope in the Face of Turmoil

December 14, 2021

With your help, we can continue to charge forward together towards this healthier tomorrow.

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One step closer to energy equity at work and at home

November 10, 2021

Last week the MA Energy Efficiency Advisory Council* voted on the resolution for its 2022-2024 plan. The final resolution reiterates the Council’s priorities, including greenhouse emission reductions, investments in workforce development, and equity. Now, we need the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to prioritize energy and climate justice and vote for an equitable energy efficiency program for our State. 

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Despair or Action: What Do YOU Choose

September 15, 2021

The latest report  from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says we are terrifyingly close to  the point of no return in terms of stemming the worst impact of the climate crisis. The world’s on fire and it's only going to get worse unless we act.

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The Veto of Bill S.2995: A [Painfully] Missed Opportunity

January 27, 2021

What could have been a momentous step towards achieving environmental justice and equity was instead a painfully missed opportunity.

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Fire – Smoke – Future

September 22, 2020

There was a fire in my neighborhood (in Dorchester, MA) this week. I woke up at about 4:40 to popping sounds – wondered if they were fireworks (annoying at that hour but ok) or maybe gun shots (yikes). It didn’t sound quite like either. But quickly I heard sirens…lots of sirens...converging very nearby.

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Cleaning Up Our Air By Cleaning Transportation

May 11, 2020

The best way to protect our health from the harms of pollution is to prevent pollution in the first place.