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Calendar Events

Oct 21 (Tue), 6:00 pm
Montclair Climate Chat
Oct 21 (Tue), 7:00 pm
Monthly Singles Dinner in Montclair
Oct 22 (Wed), 6:00 pm
Dedication of the Jane Tousman Memorial Bench
Oct 22 (Wed), 6:00 pm
New Brunswick Climate Chat
Oct 22 (Wed), 7:00 pm
Film Screening: 'Bag It'
Oct 23 (Thu), 6:00 pm
Princeton Climate Chat
Oct 23 (Thu), 7:00 pm
Lecture: Monarch Butterflies – A Species in Crisis
Oct 23 (Thu), 7:30 pm
Sierra Silver Singles Planning Meeting
Oct 23 (Thu), 7:30 pm
Bridgewater Climate Chat
Oct 27 (Mon), 6:30 pm
Sea Level Rise and Land Subsidence on NJ Coast

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Members at Peoples March

Members at Peoples March

Fracking Rapid Response 09/12

Fracking Rapid Response 09/12

River Cleanup Outing

River Cleanup Outing

Activists at Stockton College

Activists at Stockton College

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Taking the Fenimore Fight to Trenton
Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:24:04 -0400

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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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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NJ Chapter Achievements

  • Promoting Clean Energy and Working to Fight Climate Change
    Renewable energy is critical to our environmental and economic health. We were able to build a campaign around Governor Christie’s Energy Master Plan putting together a rally and getting volunteers out to the hearings helping to educate the public about energy issues here in New Jersey. We have also been working with various environmental groups around the state in a campaign to get New Jersey back into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiate (RGGI). RGGI is an agreement signed by the ten northeast states to cut carbon emissions from electrical generation power plants, which Governor Christie has announced NJ will no longer be participating in. We've been successful in pushing for legislation that promotes clean energy here in New Jersey including the PACE Bill.

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