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NJ Chapter Press Releases Archive by date

February 2015
Friday, 27 February Christie Exxon Settlement Sell Out for New Jersey

PSE&G Denies Pilgrim Pipeline Access to Rights-of-Way

Christie Exxon Settlement Sell Out for New Jersey

Thursday, 26 February PennEast Scoping Hearing Tonight- Tell FERC No Pipeline
Tuesday, 24 February President Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill

Governor Christie's Flawed Budget Targets Environment

Barr Appointed to Pinelands Commission

PennEast N.J. Scoping Hearings this Week

Monday, 23 February Clean Energy Bill Used for Dirty Power Passed
Friday, 20 February Clean Energy Bill Being Used for Dirty Power
Wednesday, 11 February Open Space Bill Hurts Urban Areas, Parks, and Logs our Forests
Tuesday, 10 February Wanaque Adopts Resolution Opposing Pilgrim Pipeline

Scoping a Disaster – Sierra Club Statement on PennEast Pipeline

Bill Passes That Violates Public Trust & Public Access

Thursday, 5 February Governor Christie Sells Out The Meadowlands

New Route Targets Lambertville

Monday, 2 February President EO on Climate will Help Us Rebuild Smarter & Better
January 2015
Friday, 23 January Barr Up Monday - We Need to Bar Barr from the Pinelands
Thursday, 22 January Meadowlands Bill Eliminated Meadowlands Protections
Monday, 19 January Bills that Weaken Environmental Protections
Tuesday, 13 January New Jersey's State of Spin
December 2014
Wednesday, 17 December Sterling Forest Casino Rejected by Gaming Commission

NJ Sierra Club Applauds NY Fracking Ban! Where's Christie?

October 2014
Wednesday, 29 October Two Years After Sandy, New Jersey Still Recovering
Monday, 20 October Open Space lose the Environment Looses
Friday, 17 October Privatization Bill Threatens Clean Water
Thursday, 16 October Pinelands Victory! Nominees Held
September 2014
Tuesday, 9 September Transco Environmental Review Wrong, Ignores Impacts
Monday, 8 September Sierra Club Submits Comments on RGGI Withdrawal Rule
August 2014
Wednesday, 6 August Taking the Fenimore Fight to Trenton

Fly Over to Stop Frack Waste

DEP Coastal Rules Sell Out our Coast

Casino Not a Sterling Idea

July 2014
Monday, 7 July Christie Pulls out of RGGI Again
June 2014
Thursday, 26 June Park Smoking Ban Bill Passes both Houses

Logging Legislation Up on Monday

Monday, 16 June Passaic Cleanup First Phase Completed

Coastal Rules Sell Out our Coast

April 2014
Wednesday, 9 April Governor Vetoes Pinelands Minutes Part of New Push for Pipeline
March 2014
Monday, 24 March Sierra Club is Sadden by the Passing of Longtime Activist Jane Tousman
February 2014
Thursday, 27 February Sierra Club Mourns Loss of Mark Becker
Tuesday, 18 February Re: Representative Rush Holt, of New Jersey, Will Not Seek Re-election -
January 2014
Tuesday, 28 January Pete Seeger Will Be Missed But Legacy Will Continue
Friday, 10 January Major Victory for Pinelands Protections as Pipeline Rejected
October 2013
Thursday, 31 October Sierra Club Calls for Energy Efficiency and Renewables in PSE&G Energy Strong Rate Case
Wednesday, 30 October HUD Calls for Action on Climate, Will Christie Listen?
Thursday, 24 October Superstorm Sandy Recovery Report Cards Call for More Action
Tuesday, 22 October PSE&G Playing Politics with Energy Strong Arm

Environmentalists Intervene to Oppose Pipeline Expansion Project

Monday, 21 October One Year After Sandy Changes Still Needed
Thursday, 10 October Climate Change Focus of Assembly Committee Hearing
Tuesday, 1 October Organizations Seek Orders Compelling Agency Action on Salem Nuclear Generating Station and Delaware City Refinery Clean Water Act Permits
September 2013
Tuesday, 10 September Sierra Club Backs Mayor Cory Booker for US Senate
August 2013
Monday, 19 August Sierra Club Files for Injunction on Power Line in Court

Senate Passes Economic Opportunity Act

Logging Bill Conditionally Vetoed, Third Party Certification Removed

HUD Calls for Smarter, Greener Sandy Rebuild Standards

Thursday, 15 August Stronger Than the Next Storm?
Monday, 12 August DEP Climate Report Contradicts Christie
Friday, 9 August Sierra Club Highlands Report Card F Grade
Wednesday, 7 August Gov. Signs Sandy Spending Bill that Doesn't Mention Sea Level Rise

Bill Signed Making it Easier to Elevate Structures for Future Storms

PSEG Rate Case Hearings Soon

Passaic River Cleanup Continues

July 2013
Wednesday, 24 July Sierra Club Joins Campaign to Save Palisades Again
Friday, 19 July BPU Stalls Wind Off NJ's Coast
Wednesday, 17 July Committee Releases Federal Pipeline Bill Limiting Community & Environmental Review

OLS Audit: DEP Not Collecting Fines or Permit Fees, Letting Developers Off the Hook

Monday, 15 July Enviros Call on BPU to Promote Energy Efficiency To Prepare for Future Extreme Weather Including Storms Like Sandy
Friday, 12 July Sierra Club Statement on the Passing of Toshi Seeger

More Pollution With Less Enforcement

Wednesday, 10 July More Pollution With Less Enforcement

Hearing Tonight on LNG Proposal Off New Jersey's Coast

Tuesday, 2 July Wanaque Withdrawal Permit Puts Water at Risk
Monday, 1 July Enviro Groups Request Veto of Logging Bill

Sierra Club Opposes Transco Pipeline in Federal Filing

June 2013
Thursday, 27 June Economic Opportunism Act Passes Assembly
Tuesday, 25 June Sierra Applauds President's Historic Climate Change Action Plan
Monday, 24 June FY2014 Budget Goes to Governor's Desk

Open Space Funding Held

Friday, 21 June Enviro Groups Oppose Sales Tax Dedication for Open Space Funding
Wednesday, 19 June Unlikely Allies Unite to Oppose Two Dirty Water Bills
Tuesday, 18 June Toxicology Reports on Frack Waste Shipments Show Threat to NJ Drinking Water
Monday, 17 June GMO Labeling Bill Passes Committee

Bill Held that would Exempt Private Colleges from Land Use Laws

Thursday, 13 June Salazar Sells Out Delaware Water Gap to Powerline Companies
Tuesday, 11 June BL England Needs Cooling Towers Now
Monday, 3 June Sierra Club Will Miss Frank Lautenberg an Environmental Hero
May 2013
Thursday, 30 May Port Authority Sandy Too Little Too Late
Monday, 13 May Coastal Commission Released from Committee
Thursday, 9 May Taking COAH Money Means More Sprawl
April 2013
Tuesday, 30 April BPU Puts Solar Program in the Shade
Monday, 29 April HUD Approves NJ Inaction Plan for Coast
Friday, 26 April PSEG Taking Over LIPA Bad for NJ
Tuesday, 23 April Additional $10 Million in Clean Energy Funding Diverted
Monday, 22 April Waiver Rule Challenged in State Supreme Court
Friday, 19 April Fertilizer Bill Goes into Effect

AC Lowering Dunes is Losing Bet

Thursday, 18 April DEP Coastal Rule Changes are for the Worse
Tuesday, 16 April JCP&L Rate Increase Request Should Be Denied
Monday, 15 April Gov. Signs Fake Farmland Reform Bill
Thursday, 11 April Ocean County Sierra Club Volunteer Honored At White House

Important Court Win for Highlands TDR Program

Funding Targets Environmentally Sensitive Areas

Highlands Annual Report Full of Spin

Feds Should Change Gov. Christie's Rebuilding Plan

Coastal Sewer Plans Threaten Coast

Sierra Club Asks for Investigation of Polluter Games

Broad Coalition Calls for Override of Fracking Waste Ban Bill 6 Months after Gov.'s Veto

Gov.'s Action Plan Leaves NJ Vulnerable to Next Storm

FEMA Mapping DEP Hearing Tonight

Pipelines Need More Review By DRBC

March 2013
Friday, 1 March Coalition Voices Opposition to Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion in Princeton Area
February 2013
Thursday, 14 February Senator Lautenberg an "Environmental Champion" Retires
Tuesday, 5 February Governor Ignores Climate Change in Sandy Rebuilding
January 2013
Friday, 25 January NJ Sierra Club Joins Court Challenge of TGP Pipeline

Christie's Policies Leave Shore Vulnerable to Future Storm

Christie to Make Announcement on FEMA Maps and Rebuilding

Offshore Wind A Step Closer

New Jersey Vulnerable to Fracking and Fracking Waste With End of Moratorium

NJ TRI Data Released

Sewage Pollution Bill Up Thursday

Bill to Destroy Horseshoe Crabs Up

State Plan Changes Target Highlands Protections

NJDEP Petitions EPA to Get Around Clean Air Act

Sierra Club Calls on BPU to Rescind Susquehanna-Roseland Approval in Wake of Hurricane Sandy

Tuesday, 8 January Sierra Club Response to State of the State

Sierra Club Continues Fight on TGP Pipeline

Victory for Clean Air: Soot Rule Appeal

Sierra Club Calls for Closing of Oyster Creek

Bills Let Sewage Treatment Plants Off the Hook

Feds Approve Offshore Wind Credits

December 2012
Thursday, 27 December Statement on Jackson Leaving EPA: Washington's Loss in NJ's Gain
Friday, 14 December Farmland Preservation

Enviros Present Principles for Sandy Recovery

President's EO Aims to Rebuild Better After Sandy

Tuesday, 11 December Sierra Club Statement on Sen. Buono's Gubernatorial Run
Thursday, 6 December Sierra Club Files for Injunction on Power Line in Federal Court

Transco Pipeline Diversions Approved by State House Commission

DRBC Approves Power Line Through Delaware Water Gap

Pipelines Need More Review By DRBC

Need Utility Accountability at Committee Hearing

Changes Needed After Derailment

Enviro Groups Request Rehearing on Destructive Pipeline

Cover Up Not Oversight: Committee Hearing Avoids Tough Questions on Hurricane Sandy

Derailment Part of Bigger Problems

Hearing on Water Withdrawals for Destructive Pipeline

Bus Tour Calls for Override Vote on Fracking Waste Ban Bill


Sandy Budget Committee Hearing: Need Tough Choices on Rebuilding

November 2012
Thursday, 15 November Restore the Shore the Right Way

Senator Buono Requests Rehearing on TGP Pipeline

Christie Full of Wind

Final State Strategic Plan Delayed

Sierra Club Celebrates Enviro Leaders and Volunteers

Sierra Club Asks for EPA Oversight on DEP ACO

Environmental Champions Secure Victory in Election

Tuesday, 6 November DEP ACO Excuse to Get Rid of Enviro Protections
Friday, 2 November BPU & Utilities are Making Hurricane Sandy Impacts Worse
October 2012
Wednesday, 31 October Pres. Obama and Gov. Christie Tour Damage to Shore

Oyster Creek Under Alert After Sandy

Sandy Creates Witches Brew of Chemicals

Friday, 26 October Frankenstorm Coming Towards New Jersey, Christie's Policies Make Impacts Worse
Friday, 19 October New Jersey Sierra Club's Statement on Merck's Move
Thursday, 18 October EPA Helps New Jersey's Water More than Christie
Wednesday, 17 October NJ Sierra Club Opposes Exempting Private Colleges from Land Use Laws
Friday, 12 October Anti-Beach Access Rules Finalized

Court Rejects Special Interests Joining Waiver Rule Lawsuit

NJ Energy Efficiency Ranking Dropping

Wednesday, 3 October NPS Sells Out Delaware Water Gap, Sierra Club Will Challenge Powerline in Court

Millville Polluter Let Off the Hook

Appellate Court Upholds Beach Access

September 2012
Thursday, 27 September Court Decision Rolls Back Toxic Site Cleanup Standards

Christie Dumps Enviros from D&R Canal Commission

Fracking Override: Legislature Needs to Stand Up to Christie & Stand for Clean Water

State House Commission Violates Public Trust for PSEG

Friday, 21 September Christie Vetoes Fracking Waste Bill

Permit Extension Act Signed

Senator Menendez Requests Rehearing on TGP Pipeline

Christie Nominates D&R Canal Commissioners

Anti-Fracking Week of Action: Gov. Christie, Sign Fracking Wastewater Bill

Christie Spins on Open Space While Cutting Funding

Destructive Pipeline Highlights Impacts of Fracking on NJ

Court Decision Protects Dunes

Sierra Club Applauds EPA Proposal to Add Woolwich Site to Superfund List

EPA Adds Orange Toxic Site to Superfund List

State Strategic Plan Targets Environment

Thursday, 13 September Increasing Fees in Our State Parks

State Strategic Plan Targets Environment

Ban Fracking in the Delaware Basin NOW!

Natl Sierra Club Responds to Gov. Christie's Changes to Air Quality Standards

Gov. Christie Trying to Hide our Dirty Air

Tuesday, 11 September PSEG Taking Risky Bet on Power Line Preconstruction

Liberty State Park Make the Public Pay

Hearing Tomorrow, Clean Energy Program Cut in Half

Toxic Site Cleanup Funds Fall Short

NPS Allows Destructive Power Line Through Delaware Water Gap

Hearing Tomorrow, Gov. Christie Trying to Hide our Dirty Air

August 2012
Wednesday, 29 August DEP Undermining Toxic Site Safety and Right to Know

Obama Moves US in the Right Direction at 54.5 MPG

Protect NJ from Fracking Wastewater

EPA Wrong on American Dream Approvals

Important Highlands Tract Preserved

Thursday, 16 August Appalachian Trail Under Threat on 75th Anniversary

New Jersey Sierra Club Endorses Senator Robert Menendez

Friday, 10 August Sierra Club Releases Highlands Report Card

Susquehanna-Roseland Line Should Be Cancelled

Groups Urge DEP to Deny Transco Pipeline Permits

Tuesday, 7 August Fenimore Needs to Do Proper Landfill Clean Up

Gov. Christie Trying to Hide our Dirty Air

Hands Across the Sand

Pinelands Master Plan Changes Coming

Wednesday, 1 August Polluting Pipeline Gets Federal Enviro Approval

Waive Goodbye to Environmental Regulation: DEP Implements Waiver Rule

July 2012
Friday, 20 July Permit Extension Act Sits on Governor's Desk

Senate Does Not Stop Waiver Rule, Passes Anti-Enviro/ Pro-Developer Bills Instead

Sierra Club Submits Comments on DEP's Dirty Deal to Hide Dirty Water

DEP Rolling Back Water Quality Protections, Adding Sensitive Areas to Sewer Service

Sierra Club Responds to Guadagno's Spin on Business Rankings

DRBC Approves Permits for Destructive Pipeline

Barnegat Bay Report Finds Conditions Worsening

Governor Signs Bill on Toxic Site Clean Up

American Dream Mall Hurts Environment

New DEP Proposal Limits Beach Access

Friday, 6 July Court Decision Rolls Back Toxic Site Cleanup Standards
Thursday, 5 July Court Sides with Delaware Deepening Over the Environment

State Audits Shows Failure to Cleanup Diesel Pollution

June 2012
Friday, 29 June Environmental Bills on Governor Christie's Desk

Seismic Testing Coming to NJ Coast

Pinelands Marks 33 Years of Protections

Permit Extension Act Now on Governor's Desk

Wednesday, 27 June Governor Failing Our Shore

Pinelands Marks 33 Years of Protections

New Jersey Will See Accelerated Sea Level Rise

Court Decision Giveaway to Developers

Highlands Council Staff Changes Continue

EPA Cites Toll Brothers for Polluting NJ's Waters

Private Well Testing Act Results: Well Water Quality Worsening in New Jersey

Scudders Falls Bridge to Beyond Reality

Private Toxic Site Cleanup Wrong for NJ

Green and Blue Roofs Protect Water Quality

Commission Promotes Clean Cars

Wednesday, 13 June Hey EDA: LSRPs Work for Polluters, Not DEP

EPA Cleaning Up Jersey City

Spectra Pipeline Approved in Liberty State Park

Pipeline Approved on Our Open Space

Thursday, 7 June Sierra Club Supports Lawsuit on RGGI
Monday, 4 June Victory in Ringwood Cleanup

Christie Playing Politics with Water Instead of Protecting It

Christie's Ratepayer Rip Off

Destructive Pipeline Approved

May 2012
Friday, 25 May Governor Failing Our Shore

Passaic River Clean Up Moves Forward

Assembly Passes Important Environmental Bills

Don't Rig Our Coastal Economy: New Report & Campaign Outlines Risks of Offshore Drilling

Tuesday, 22 May Pinelands Opened Up to Development

Doing More to Recycle

Don't Dump Fracking Waste In New Jersey

Thursday, 17 May Logging on State Lands Bill Released from Committee

Wanaque Reservoir Under Dirty Water Threat

A Google of Problems with Off-Shore Transmission Line

Broad Coalition Calls On Legislature to Keep Fracking Waste Out of New Jersey

Wednesday, 9 May Barnegat Bay Blitz Doesn't Better Protect Bay

Keep Transco Pipeline Off Our Open Space

Wanaque Reservoir Under Dirty Water Threat

Private Toxic Site Cleanup Goes Into Effect

Thursday, 3 May NJEF Fed Up?
Wednesday, 2 May Dirty Energy Pipeline Targets Our Public Lands

Test Baby Test to Drill Baby Drill

Court Battle Over Susquehanna-Roseland Line Continues

April 2012
Monday, 30 April Rules Could Turn Permitting into Rubberstamp
Wednesday, 25 April Solar Program Getting Eclipsed

New Jersey's Air Breathe At Your Own Risk

Thursday, 19 April Updated Fish Advisory Shows More Waterways At Risk

Hunterdon Co Freeholders Vote to Gut Open Space Funding

Spectra Pipeline Targets Liberty State Park

Transco Pipeline Hurts Environment

EPA Gives Out Dirty Air Awards?

Wednesday, 11 April ALEC Attacking NJ Environment

Water Quality Worsening in New Jersey

Trout Season Opens As Water Quality Worsens

More Hot Air Instead of Clean Air

March 2012
Thursday, 29 March NPS Selects Power Line Through Delaware Water Gap
Wednesday, 28 March Our Coast at Risk from Drilling
Monday, 19 March DEP Rules Eliminate Beach Access
Friday, 16 March Highlands Victory, Permit Extension Held

Governor's War on the Highlands Continues

Friday, 9 March One Year After Fukushima: Still Haven't Learned
Thursday, 8 March Dangerous DEP Waiver Rule In Effect
Tuesday, 6 March Congressman Donald Payne, an Environmental Hero, Passes
February 2012
Wednesday, 29 February Victory for Clean Air! Portland Power Plant to Close
Tuesday, 28 February Water Quality Worsening in New Jersey
Thursday, 23 February The Environment is an Endangered Species under Christie
Wednesday, 22 February Christie's Budget Targets Clean Energy & DEP
Tuesday, 21 February Christie's Budget Targets DEP

Clean Energy Cuts in Christie's Budget

Thursday, 16 February Destructive Pipeline Approved By Highlands Council
Friday, 10 February OMG! Appointment Puts Our Water Supply at Risk

Bergen County Freeholders Will Vote on Gas Pipeline Wednesday

When It Rains, It Pours Sewage

Ban Fracking in New Jersey NOW!

Wednesday, 8 February Christie More Hot Air

Red Tape Report Takes Credit for Destroying Environment

Monday, 6 February New Jersey Joins Legal Battle to Clean Up Portland Power Plant
Friday, 3 February Hinchey, DeGette and Polis Call on President to Endorse Stronger Protections from Hydraulic Fracturing, More Study
Thursday, 2 February Keep NJ in RGGI

Federal Government Moves to Make Offshore Wind a Reality

January 2012
Monday, 30 January Bill to Clean Up Barnegat Bay Passes Senate Committee

Permit Extension Act is Back and Worse than Ever

Power Line Will Destroy Our Parks Sierra Club Response to PPL Spin

Thursday, 26 January Power Line Will Destroy Our Parks

Sweeney Bill Funding for Toxic Site Clean Up

Destructive Pipeline Through Our Open Space

Friday, 20 January Oyster Creek Deal in Jeopardy
Thursday, 19 January Temporary Victory at Highlands Council

Delaware Water Gap NOT for $ale

Environmental Victory - Keystone Pipeline Rejected

Tuesday, 17 January Sierra Club Statement on Governor's State of the State Address

Governor Signs Weak Fracking Moratorium

Friday, 13 January Governor Signs Dirty Water Bill

Destructive Pipeline Before Highlands Council

Sierra Club Calls on Governor Christie to Veto Dirty Water Bill

New Jersey's Hot Air Report

Tuesday, 10 January Environmental Attacks in Lame Duck

Environmental Attacks in Lame Duck

Legislature Fails to Protect Our Water from Fracking

Monday, 9 January Legislature Risks Clean Drinking Water to Appease Developers

Highlands Act Opponent Confirmed to Council

Bill Calls for Logging on State Lands

Friday, 6 January EPA Blasts the Legislature's Dirty Water Bill
Thursday, 5 January New Report: Dirty Water Bill Hurts NJ Waterways
November 2011
Friday, 18 November Fracking Vote Postponed
Friday, 4 November Christie's Sweet Tweet
October 2011
Friday, 14 October New Jersey Sierra Club Stands with the Occupy Movement
September 2011
Tuesday, 6 September Sprawl and Overdevelopment Make Flooding Worse
August 2011
Wednesday, 10 August Sierra Club Releases Highlands Report Card
June 2011
Tuesday, 28 June Xanadu Bailout: An Ugly Building Has Turned into Dirty Deal for Taxpayers and the Environment
Tuesday, 7 June Energy Master Plan Goes Against Clean Energy
May 2011
Thursday, 26 May Christie Pulls Out of RGGI and Continues Attack on Climate Change and Environment
Tuesday, 24 May Highlands Act Opponents Approved to Highlands Council

Sierra Club Supports EPA Air Toxic Rule

Thursday, 12 May Christie Declares War on Barnegat Bay
Tuesday, 10 May Safety First? NRC Hearing Tonight on Salem and Hope Creek Nuclear Power Plants
April 2011
Thursday, 28 April Highlands Act Opponents Approved for to Highlands Council
March 2011
Wednesday, 9 March Waiver Goodbye to Environmental Protection
Friday, 4 March Ringwood Manor Theft Shows Budgets Have
February 2011
Monday, 14 February Sierra Club Joins Coalition to Fight Privatization
Tuesday, 8 February Governor Protects New Jersey's Coast
Thursday, 3 February Environmentalist File Motion to Reconsider Powerline

Barnegat Bay Bill Conditionally Vetoed

Groups Seek to Reopen Electrical Transmission Line Decision

New Jersey Sierra Club Files for Intervenor Status on Spectra Pipeline

Wednesday, 2 February It's Snow Joke
Tuesday, 1 February Governor Signs New Energy Tax
January 2011
Thursday, 6 January Christie Transportation Plan Going Nowhere
Wednesday, 5 January Gov. Christie Signs Bills to Protect Barnegat Bay
Wednesday, 22 December Bergen County Still Left Off Highlands
Monday, 20 December Barnegat Bay Package Passes 38-0
Monday, 13 December Barnegat Bay Bills Pass

COAHBill Promotes Sprawl -passes

Fertilizer Bill Passes both Houses

November 2010
Thursday, 11 November Audit Shows DCA Program Keeps People Out in the Cold
Wednesday, 10 November Governor Full of Hot Air
October 2010
Thursday, 21 October BP: Better Prepared?
Thursday, 7 October DEP Transformation Means Environmental Extinction

Christie Abuses Power, Cancels ARC Tunnel

Wednesday, 6 October Let's Get Beyond the Politics and Fix the ARC Tunnel
September 2010
Monday, 27 September Legislative "Tool Kit" to Dismantle Good Planning and Environmental Protections
Wednesday, 15 September Sierra Club Endorses Linda Greenstein in 14th District Race
Wednesday, 15 September Sierra Club Endorses Linda Greenstein in 14th District Race
Monday, 13 September Stopping a Runaway Train
Friday, 10 September Release: Eliminate Waste, Not Public Oversight
Thursday, 9 September Report Shows "Killer" Coal
Wednesday, 8 September Christie's Ethics Reforms Head in the Right Direction
Thursday, 2 September A Disappearing Act by the "Garden State"
August 2010
Thursday, 26 August New Report Reveals Toxic Coal Ash Contamination Threatens Public Health
Monday, 23 August Solar on Landfills: A Win for the Environment
Thursday, 19 August Sierra Club Applauds Governor and Legislature on Signing of Offshore Wind Bill
Tuesday, 17 August New Public Access Rules a Step Back for Public Access
Friday, 13 August Sierra Club Releases Highlands Report Card
Thursday, 12 August Committees Pass Four Bills that will Save Bay

Four Steps Closer to Saving the Bay

July 2010
Friday, 30 July Susquehanna-Roseland Line: Does Delay Mean Going, Going, Gone?
Wednesday, 28 July Sprawling Out as Fast as We Can
Tuesday, 27 July Commissioner Martin: Don't Sell New Jersey's Water Supply Short
Monday, 19 July Closing the Door on Open Government
Thursday, 15 July Senate Committee Passes Two Strong Environmental Bills

Sellout Deal Approved

Wednesday, 14 July Don't Let Newark's Water Go Down the Drain
Tuesday, 13 July Christie's Bear Hunt: Unbearable
Friday, 9 July Xanadu Bail Out: Ugly Deal for Taxpayers
Wednesday, 7 July Heat Wave and the Christie Administration Unhealthy for the Environment
Friday, 2 July A Pipeline Runs Through It
June 2010
Wednesday, 30 June Don't Get Caught in the Cap Trap
Friday, 25 June Wind Becomes a Reality
Wednesday, 23 June Budget Bills Attack the Environment and Public's Rights
Tuesday, 22 June MMS Fails to Regulate Leaks in NJ and the Gulf of Mexico
Friday, 18 June 0618 Wind Report Released
Thursday, 17 June Four Bad Bills That Further the Attack on Good Government, Public Policy and the Environment
Wednesday, 16 June Where Are the Democrats on the Christie Budget Cuts?
Tuesday, 15 June Sierra Club Statement on Public Access Rules

Letter to Clifton City Council

Thursday, 10 June S1: The Scary One Passes
Wednesday, 9 June Race to the Bottom
Thursday, 3 June S1 Promotes Sprawl and Lawsuits
Wednesday, 2 June New Jersey Sierra Club Agrees: The Delaware River is America's Most Threatened River
May 2010
Thursday, 27 May Sierra Club Statement on President Obama's Gulf Spill Announcement

Actions, Not Photo Ops, to Protect the Shore

Wednesday, 26 May Sierra Club Statement on Passaic River Flooding

PSE&G: Public Subsidy Energy Group

Wednesday, 12 May Let's Stay Polluted
Tuesday, 11 May Sierra Club Opposes Bear Hunt
Monday, 10 May Important Black Bear Hearing Tomorrow
Wednesday, 5 May Park Cuts: Excuse for Privatization

Christie Attacks Good Planning, Signs Two Pro-Development Bills

April 2010
Friday, 30 April DEP Promises Action on Perchlorate

Wind vs. Oil

Tuesday, 27 April Budget Used to Weaken Environmental Protections

Important Hearing on Offshore Drilling

Thursday, 22 April Governor, Earth Day is Everyday
Wednesday, 21 April Christie's Environmental Record: The First 90 Days
Monday, 19 April Environmentalists Seeing Red over Red Tape Report
Wednesday, 14 April BPU Promotes Sprawl - Approves 1,400 acre tract for development

Transit Hike Unfair and Unconscionable

Monday, 12 April Budget Takes Aim at the Environment
Friday, 2 April GAO Report Raises More Questions about Delaware Deepening
March 2010
Wednesday, 31 March Obama Opens up Drilling off NJ Coast
Tuesday, 30 March Sierra Club Backs Rep. Adler for Reelection
Monday, 29 March Administrative Order: An Assault on Our Drinking Water and Due Process
Friday, 26 March Sierra Club Urges EPA to Take Over DuPont Site Cleanup
Thursday, 25 March Sierra Club Blasts Transit Fare Hikes as Hearings Begin
Wednesday, 24 March Sierra Club Calls on Governor to Veto Dumb Growth Bill
Monday, 22 March Assembly Passes Two Bills that Threaten the Environment
Wednesday, 17 March Open Season on the Environment and Black Bears
Tuesday, 16 March Budget Takes Aim at Environment, Including Dedicated Funds

Draft Perchlorate rule expires today under Red Tape Committee's watch
Dumb Growth

Flood of Problems, Drought of Action

S1: Bad for the Environment

Thursday, 11 March Dumb Growth

Important Highlands Bill Goes to Governor's Desk

Don't Privatize the Environment

Tuesday, 9 March Fish and Game Council Action UnBearable
Monday, 8 March S1: More Sprawl and Overdevelopment
Thursday, 4 March Legislative Attack on the Environment, Hearing at 2 p.m. Today
Tuesday, 2 March Sierra Club Will Oppose New Nuclear Power Plants in Salem County
Monday, 1 March Attack on the Environment; Stakeholder Meetings on Weakening Rules Start Tomorrow
February 2010
Monday, 22 February Confirmation of BPU President Raises Concerns over Clean Energy Cuts
Wednesday, 17 February Christie Cuts Bad for Environment and Economy
Thursday, 11 February BPU Mistakes Greed for Need Powerline passes 5-0

Clean Energy Cuts Bad for Environment and Economy

Tuesday, 9 February Environment Must Be Considered in Affordable Housing Review
Monday, 8 February Dirty Water Dj Vu
Thursday, 4 February Golden Plate Bridge
Monday, 1 February Undemocratic Bill Subsidizes Overdevelopment
January 2010 Sierra Club criticizes energy report from Christie's transition team
Transition Team Environment Report Attacks Environment
Thursday, 21 January Executive Orders/Permit Extension Could Cost NJ Stimulus Money
Wednesday, 20 January Executive Orders Attack Environmental Protections
Thursday, 7 January Legislature Holds Water Bill Opposed by EPA
December 2009
Thursday, 17 December Sierra Club statement on the passing of Dery Bennett
Monday, 14 December Christmas Comes Early for Developers
November 2009
Monday, 23 November New Jersey Sierra Club Awards Senator Robert Menendez
Thursday, 12 November Highlands Council Agrees to Sell Out Again
Friday, 6 November Judith Enck an Excellent Choice for EPA Regional Administrator
October 2009
Friday, 30 October Sierra Club Press Release - National Weatherization Day Leaves NJ out in the Cold
Monday, 26 October New DEP Rules a Barrier for Renewable Energy
Monday, 12 October Governor Signs Sham Reform Bill
Friday, 9 October Warning: New Jersey's Air is Dangerous to Your Health, Says EPA
September 2009
Thursday, 17 September Highlands Council Does it Again: Another Sell Out
Tuesday, 8 September Sierra Club Announces Endorsements for State Legislature
August 2009
Thursday, 27 August EPA to DEP: Get Your Act Together
Tuesday, 25 August Sierra Club Condemns Dangerous Court Decision
Monday, 17 August Sierra Club Endorses Chris Daggett for Governor
Wednesday, 12 August Sierra Club Condemns RGA Ad
Thursday, 6 August Putting Solar in the Shade
July 2009
Thursday, 30 July Corzine's Highlands $ell Out
Tuesday, 28 July Sierra Club Report on Corzine Administration
Monday, 27 July Governor Signs Sprawling Stimulus Act With Backdrop of Corruption
Thursday, 23 July Governor Should Fix Stimulus and EnCap Bills in Light of Today's Arrests
Wednesday, 8 July Pew Report Challenges Campaign Rhetoric on Green Jobs
Monday, 6 July NJ Sierra Club Blasts Ribbons of Asphalt Project - Parkway Widening
Thursday, 2 July NJ Sierra Club Blasts Turnpike Widening Project
Thursday, 25 June Highlands Council Sells Out for $18.6 Million
June 2009
Monday, 8 June Tunnel Vision
May 2009
Wednesday, 27 May Highlands for $ale
Friday, 22 May First Victory on Climate Change
Wednesday, 13 May NJ Supreme Court Victory for Trees
Thursday, 7 May Despite Executive Order, LSP Legislation Still Dangerous
Tuesday, 5 May Stimulate the economy, not pollution
April 2009
Wednesday, 29 April ARC Tunnel Doesn't Get to the Core
Wednesday, 22 April Earth Day is Every Day
Monday, 20 April Let the Race Begin
Tuesday, 14 April Sierra Club Jumps Into Gubernatorial Race
Friday, 10 April Town Hall With Leonard Lance to Explore Energy Issues
Wednesday, 8 April LSP Bill Unconstitutional, Environmentalists Call for Governor to Veto
Monday, 6 April Oils Well Does Not End Well
March 2009
Tuesday, 31 March Sierra Club Statement on Dr. Eric Munoz
Thursday, 26 March Sierra Club releases questionnaire, starts endorsement process
Friday, 13 March Budget Declares War on the Environment
Tuesday, 10 March Budget an Environmental Disaster
Monday, 9 March Sierra Club Supports Another Term for Fox
Thursday, 5 March Sierra Club to Menendez: Please Don't Play Politics with the Environment
February 2009
Wednesday, 25 February The Governor Talks Green but Needs to Be Green

PSE&G = Pure Spin Energy Group

Tuesday, 24 February Kilowatt Ours to Premiere in North Jersey
Friday, 20 February Limecrest Quarry Plan a Green Scam
Thursday, 19 February New Sierra Club Group Formed In Hunterdon County
Thursday, 12 February Ethics Victory Will Protect Pinelands
Wednesday, 11 February Sierra Club Intervenes in Supreme Court Open Space Case
Tuesday, 3 February For John Adler Green Equals Green
January 2009
Wednesday, 28 January Corzine Bill Puts Polluters In Charge of Toxic Site Clean-up
Monday, 26 January NJ Sierra Club: Obama lifts Clean Car Roadblocks
Friday, 23 January NJ Sierra Club Congratulates Lisa Jackson on Confirmation
Earlier Releases
Monday, 15 December NJ Sierra Club - Lisa Jackson Great Choice to Lead EPA
Tuesday, 18 November Corzine SLAPPs Sierra Club Over Xanadu
Wednesday, 12 November Groups Call on Governor to Fund Open Space Now
Thursday, 30 October Sierra Club Endorses Rob Andrews for Congress
Tuesday, 28 October Local and State Groups Oppose PSE&G's Mega Power Line Expansion
Wednesday, 22 October EMP No Longer EMPTY
Thursday, 16 October Clean Water: Trading or Traitor?
Tuesday, 14 October Sierra Club Backs Senator Lautenberg for Reelection
Friday, 10 October Sierra Club to New Jersey Turnpike Authority: Go Take a Hike
Friday, 26 September It's Not Easy Being Green: Laws Impede Renewable Energy, Other Enviro Practices
Wednesday, 24 September Sierra Club Supports Governor's Ethics Package
Tuesday, 23 September New Jersey Misses Auction, Loses Another Opportunity on Greenhouse Gases
Wednesday, 17 September Appellate Division Criticizes DEP and Meadowlands Commission, But Affirms Permitting
Tuesday, 16 September PSE&G to Hold Public Meeting on Transmission Line Route
Tuesday, 9 September Sierra Club to NJTA: Raising Tolls to Widen Roads is No Good

New Report Looks at Green Job Potential in New Jersey

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Monday, 8 September Sierra Club Blasts Governor for Signing Permit Extension Act
Saturday, 6 September New Report to Estimate Job Potential in New Jersey from Clean Energy
Friday, 29 August Banner Day for Open Space
Tuesday, 26 August Enviros Call on Governor to Conditionally Veto the Permit Extension Act
Monday, 25 August Environmentalists Give Update on Permit Extension Act
Thursday, 21 August Sierra Club to Pallone: Keep Up the Good Work on Global Warming
Tuesday, 19 August Federal Agency to Hold Public Workshop on Renewable Energy Development
Thursday, 14 August Governor Corzine: Get Rid of Ethanol
Tuesday, 12 August Sierra Club to McCain: We Can't Drill Our Way Out of This
Monday, 11 August Sierra Club Releases Fourth Anniversary Highlands Report Card
Thursday, 7 August NJ "Planning Groups" Fronting for Builders Against Highlands Protections
Tuesday, 5 August A Dirty Deal for Dirty Power
Monday, 4 August Highlands Council's Failure to Address Affordable Housing Jeopardizes New Jersey's Water Supply
Monday, 28 July Energy Master Plan is EMP-TY

Enviro's Seek Veto of Highlands Plan Adoption

Wednesday, 16 July Enviros Urge Council to Fix Highlands Plan or Withhold Support - Vote Scheduled for Thursday
Monday, 14 July Mt. Hope 30MW Biomass Power Plant

Environmentalists Urge Bolder, Cleaner Energy Plan

Wednesday, 9 July Environmentalists Urge Bolder, Cleaner Energy Plan
Tuesday, 1 July Don't Be Fuelish With Our Food

NJ Sees First Open Space Funding Gap in 20 Years

Tuesday, 17 June Sierra Club to McCain: Don't Drill New Jersey's Coast
Friday, 13 June Enviros Praise Gov, Say Keep Up the Fight on Permit Extension Act
Thursday, 12 June EPA Issues Letter on Permit Extension Act
Wednesday, 11 June New Jersey Legislature Worse Than Bush Administration on the Environment
Wednesday, 4 June Weakened Highlands Plan Threatens Water Supply

Builders Gone Wild: The Developers' Dirty Dozen

Thursday, 29 May Don't Shoot Down the Environment
Tuesday, 27 May DEP Succumbs to Political Pressure
Wednesday, 21 May Christmas Comes Early for New Jersey Builders

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