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Jan 26 (Mon), 6:00 pm
CANCELLED Health of the Oceans - Science Monday
Jan 27 (Tue), 7:00 pm
CANCELLED Film--Plastic Paradise
Jan 28 (Wed), 7:30 pm
Executive Committee/Conservation Committee Meeting
Feb 1 (Sun), 1:00 pm
Oradell Reservoir Hike
Feb 4 (Wed), 7:00 pm
Protecing Alaska's Treasures
Feb 7 (Sat), 10:00 am
Singles Hike - Patriots Path Stroll
Feb 7 (Sat), 1:00 pm
Newark Musuem
Feb 8 (Sun), 1:00 pm
Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Hike
Feb 10 (Tue), 7:00 pm
Presentation on 'Railroad History of the Paulinskill Trail'
Feb 11 (Wed), 7:30 pm
Solar Energy Production

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We Need to Bar Barr from the Pinelands
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 11:18 AM

Meadowlands Bill Eliminated Meadowlands Protections
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:43:39 -0500

Bills that Weaken Environmental Protections
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:03:29 -0500

New Jersey’s State of Spin
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:05:27 -0500

NJ Sierra Club Applauds NY Fracking Ban! Where’s Christie?
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:01:19 -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.
Help Stop Dirty Politics in Pinelands Pipeline Battle!
Stop dirty politics for dirty energy. Let key legislators know you oppose the SJG pipeline and all the pollution and environmental destruction that comes with it.
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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Green-Energy Inspiration Off the Coast of Denmark www.nytim ....
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:33:05 +0000

A recent estimate says there were about 25,000 Sierra Club members and volunteer...
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 03:24:21 +0000

A guide to the plans to build oil and gas pipelines in the Garden State. http:/...
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:32:24 +0000

NJ Chapter Achievements

  • Preserving Natural Habitats
    Years of work by the NJ Chapter paid off with the preservation of the 392-acre Petty's Island, located in the heart of the Delaware River Estuary. The island, which is home to wildlife like bald eagles and herons, was official preserved on Earth Day 2009 to serve as an ecological, cultural, and historical preserve.

    After a 10 year battle, the Windy Acres site was purchased as Green Acres. The site, adjacent to the Round Valley Reservoir in Clinton, was being considered for a residential development but is now preserved open space. We helped stop a 400-plus condominium development proposed to be built on 180 acres of open space next to Jockey Hollow National Historic Park in Morris Township.

    We won a local victory in Clinton, after successful grassroots campaign that stopped the construction of an office building next to Spruce Run Reservoir. The same members in were active in the fight to prevent a 172-acre truck depot from being built in Warren County.

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