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Let's Take a Breath and Make Sure NJ's Environmental Justice Law Does What is Intended

August 3, 2022

We will all breathe easier once New Jersey’s Environmental Justice Law is implemented. Signed by Governor Murphy two years ago, the law gives the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) the power to deny permits to polluting industries that would further harm overburdened communities all across the state. It has the potential to be one of the strongest policies of this type in the nation.

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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. 

Christie Administration Floods the Garden State

June 2, 2016

Right now, over 90 percent of New Jersey's waters do not meet one or more water quality standards. These standards are set by New Jersey under the law and the state is obligated to meet them.

So, one would think that our state government would be doing all they can to improve the quality of our water by ensuring the standards are enforced. Nope. They are, in fact, doing the complete opposite.

#MakeExxonPay More Day of Action

June 15, 2015

By Alessandro Ciari, former community organizer with Clean Water Action and student, Montclair State University