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Environmental, public health groups to Senate: Act on toxic PFAS in drinking water

Eighty-two organizations, including Environment America and U.S. PIRG, delivered a letter Wednesday to the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee calling for comprehensive federal legislation to protect Americans’ drinking water from contamination by the toxic class of chemicals known as PFAS. The organizations, which hail from 30 states, asked the EPW Committee to designate all PFAS as hazardous substances, prohibit their use in firefighting foam, and direct the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue drinking water standards and stop the dumping of PFAS into our nation’s waterways.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Testimony In Opposition to Liberty State Park Privatization (A4264) to the Assembly State & Local Government Committee

We express grave concerns regarding A4264/S2807, legislation to establish the Liberty State Park Design Task Force and appropriate $250 million toward the park.  We still see this legislation as a dangerous attempt to privatize sections of Liberty State Park, lands held in the public trust for open space. n its current form, we are proud to join the Friends of Liberty State Park and other allied organizations from across the state to still strongly oppose this bill and protect the park, including Caven Point.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Canada Bans Single-Use Plastics

The Canadian government has announced that it will ban the manufacture and import of most single-use plastic products in December 2022 and the sale of these products as of December 2023.

News Release | Environment America

Over one hundred environmental and community groups urge U.S. Supreme Court to uphold federal clean water protections

Environmental and community organizations from across the nation Friday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the longstanding scope of the Clean Water Act and reject industry attempts to eliminate federal clean water protections that have kept families, communities, and rivers and lakes safe from pollution for decades. Environment America and several of its state affiliates are among the 113 groups signed onto the brief filed by Natural Resources Defense Council and the Southern Environmental Law Center, in support of the Environmental Protection Agency in the case, Sackett v. EPA.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Electric Ticket To Ride: NJ Legislators Ride Electric School Bus at NJ State House as State Senate Passes $45 Million in Funding for Electric School Buses

On the day an electric school bus bill to provide $45 million in funding passed the NJ State Senate, environmental advocates urged legislators to get on the electric school bus by staging an electric school bus ride-along for legislators and allies in front of the State House Annex.