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Mar 4 (Wed), 7:00 pm
Film--The Highlands Rediscovered
Mar 11 (Wed), 7:30 pm
West Jersey Group General Meeting - Movie Night: Chasing Ice
Mar 11 (Wed), 7:30 pm
'A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet'
Mar 14 (Sat), 10:00 am
Singles Hike - Lewis Morris Park
Mar 14 (Sat), 10:00 am
Singles Hike - Apshawa Preserve, W.Milford
Mar 14 (Sat), 1:00 pm
Chapter Executive Committee meeting
Mar 15 (Sun), 10:00 am
Silver Singles Hike -Turtleback Rock, South Mountain Reservation
Mar 23 (Mon), 6:00 pm
Yes, You Can! Exploring the Power of One Committed Person
Mar 24 (Tue), 7:00 pm
Pearls in the Harbor: Reintroducing the Eastern Oyster to the Hudson-Raritan Estuary
Mar 28 (Sat), 10:00 am
Harriman State Park Hike

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Christie Exxon Settlement Sell Out for New Jersey
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:46:08 -0500

PSE&G Denies Pilgrim Pipeline Access to Rights-of-Way
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:24:49 -0500

Christie Exxon Settlement Sell Out for New Jersey
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:22:43 -0500

PennEast Scoping Hearing Tonight- Tell FERC No Pipeline
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:49:59 -0500

President Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:38:04 -0500

Keep the Frack Out of Our Water!

Hydraulic Fracturing, better known as fracking, which injects millions of gallons of water mixed with toxic chemicals, into the ground horizontally breaking up the bed rock to obtain natural gas. This may be one of the biggest risks to our water and our environment. The New Jersey Sierra Club has been working diligently to fight fracking from completely banning fracking in NJ & banning fracking wastewater from coming into our state.
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Take Action Now!

STOP the Permit Extension Act & More Sprawl
The Legislature is trying to push through a gift to developers. The Permit Extension Act S2551 would allow developers to evade updated environmental regulations, municipal zoning, and public health standards.
Urge Your Senator Not to Sell Out Your Water!
Urge Your Senator Not to Sell Out Your Water!
Urge Your Legislators to Oppose Pilgrim Crude Oil Pipeline!
Email your legislators today and ask them to co-sponsor and support the resolution opposing Pilgrim Pipeline!
Flood FERC Today as PennEast Pipeline Comment Period Officially Opens!
PennEast plans to build a brand new pipeline to connect the fracked gas fields of the Marcellus Shale and New Jersey. Email FERC now and let them know you oppose this project!
Drinking Water Threat! Casino Proposed in Middle of Sterling Forest!
Send your comments to the NY Gaming Commission now urging them to protect Sterling Forest and our clean drinking water supply by rejecting the Genting Americas proposal!
Your Senator is KEY to Overriding the Gov's Veto of the Fracking Waste Ban Bill!
Email your Senator today and urge them to help protect our drinking waters from the Gas Industry's toxic waste.
New Coastal Rules Leave NJ Vulnerable to Future Storms- Email DEP your Concerns!
For the first time since Hurricane Sandy, the DEP is proposing changes to the regulations that oversee coastal development.
Gov. Christie Pulling NJ from Important Carbon Reducing Compact! Email DEP NOW
The DEP has just released the rule proposal that would officially remove us from RGGI and we need your help to block it!
Call Gov. Christie Today & Urge Him to SIGN the Fracking Waste Ban Bill!
Call Governor Christie now at 609-292-6000 and urge him to sign S1041, the Fracking Wastewater Bill.
Zombie Development Coming Back to Life, Impacting the Highlands!
Preakness Mountain, a scenic mountain and symbol of the Highlands region, will be the site of 200+ homes under a settlement DEP is proposing to enter with a developer. We need your help to stop the project from moving forward!
Public Land Logging Bill Resurrected and Up in Committee Monday!
Our public forests are under threat yet again. The bill that would open up our state parks to commercial logging has been reintroduced.
Hearings Next Week on Sandy Rebuilding & Recovery
Next week the public will finally have an opportunity to comment on the state's Sandy Recovery Action Plan at 3 public hearings!
Stop the Delaware River Fish Kills! There's a Better Way to Cool Off
Write to NJ Governor Chris Christie and DE Governor Jack Markell urging them to require new permits for Salem, Mercer Coal Plant, and the Delaware City Refinery that will better protect our fish and aquatic ecosystems.
Congressional Bill would SPEED UP Pipeline Reviews- Help us Stop Gift to Gas Industry!
The Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act (HR 1900) is a wish list from the natural gas industry!
Tell Gov. Christie Climate Change Action Needed Now
Gov. Christie said climate change "is not a main concern". We need strong action now to protect our state from future storms

The End of a Coal Era?

The 100th coal plant since 2010 -- GenOn Generation Station in Portland, PA -- has announced plans for retirement!

We are winning as city by city, communities are standing up and saying no to coal and yes to clean energy. Public officials and energy utilities are realizing the economics and health problems caused by our addiction to coal just don't add up.

Let's continue this trend by adding more coal plants to this list and to promote a clean energy future!

This plant is the largest source of pollution in Northwest New Jersey causing not only environmental problems, but also affecting the health of the community around the plant. With this terrific news now the people of New Jersey and the country can breathe easier. Not only that, but our efforts have led to the equivalent of 11 million homes powered throughout the nation by clean energy! This amazing milestone, no doubt one of many to come, represents the hard work of our allies and thousands and thousands of concerned residents just like you!

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Mark your calendar! The Pinelands needs YOU - join us in Trenton on March 5th! J...
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:43:41 +0000

This is an outrageous abuse of power by the Christie administration selling out...
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:33:02 +0000

Congress' next action on trade threatens to derail climate progress. Secret trad...
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:49:10 +0000

Let's pack the hearing again tonight! Last hearing for the PennEast Pipeline ton...
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:21:32 +0000

REMINDER! PennEast Pipeline FERC Scoping Meetings will take place tonight in Wes...
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:00:00 +0000

NJ Chapter Achievements

  • Stopping Laws that Threaten Clean Water and Healthy Communities
    We believe the people of New Jersey should have clean water and the peace of mind that the places where our children play are free of toxic pollution. Through our legislature efforts, we were successful in passing a bill to Ban Fracking in New Jersey, which unfortunately Governor Christie later vetoed. However, we are continuing our efforts to stop fracking from happening here in New Jersey and in the Delaware River Basin. Other legislation that we have lobbied heavily against was the Water Quality Management Plan and the Permit Extension Act. We continue to work on both of these pieces of legislation that will greatly affect the water quality in New Jersey.

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