Dan Fatton

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About Dan Fatton

WEC Director. Advocate for climate, peace, equality, democracy. Lover of bikes, beaches, food and mostly, family. Jersey native, world traveled.

Connecting With Labor on Climate Change

WEC recently helped launch Jersey Renews, a coalition of labor, community, environmental and faith based organizations pushing for stronger climate policies here in NJ. It's heartening to see Labor Education & Research Now at Rutgers University offering a course examining unions' responses to climate change. Participants in this online course will learn best practices for communicating about [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|Highlights|0 Comments

Diverse Partners Launch Jersey Renews

New Statewide Coalition Calls for Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Jobs, Improved Air Quality; Targets Current & Future State Leaders   Trenton – A diverse array of over 30 New Jersey labor, faith, community and environmental organizations today announced the launch of a new coalition, Jersey Renews, to press current and future state leaders to [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Highlights, Press Releases|0 Comments

New coalition aims to fight climate change in New Jersey under Trump

A new coalition of more than 30 environmental, labor, and community organizations is urging New Jersey lawmakers to do more about the threat of climate change and reduce the state's greenhouse gas emissions. Dan Fatton, executive director of the Work Environment Council, said the coalition, called Jersey Renews, is a ray of hope in the [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Highlights, WEC in the News|0 Comments

Public Launch of ‘Jersey Renews’ Coalition to Fight Climate Change

Media Advisory For Immediate Release: January 23, 2017 Contact: Dan Fatton, NJ Work Environment Council, 908-303-4546 Fletcher Harper, GreenFaith, 201-390-0094 Doug O’Malley, Environment New Jersey, 917-449-6812 Jeff Tittel, NJ Sierra Club, 609-558-9100   On Wednesday, January 25th, the founding partners of Jersey Renews will be speaking at the State House [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Press Releases|0 Comments

Welcome to WEC’s newest intern, Vivian Chang

WEC is excited to have Vivian Chang join us as an intern for this semester, beginning today!       Vivian is a second-year Master in Public Affairs (MPA) candidate at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, concentrating in environmental policy. Vivian previously served as an AmeriCorps VISTA addressing public education and volunteerism. She [...]

By | January 20th, 2017|Highlights|0 Comments

NJTV: Concern Over Public’s Right to Access Emergency Response Plans

Dan Fatton, WEC executive director, appeared on NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams to discuss WEC's latest report, ACCESS DENIED. For the interview transcript, please click here. Several clarifications: As noted in the report, an estimated 12 million people live or work within the danger zones of NJ facilities; however, not [...]

By | December 28th, 2016|Highlights, WEC in the News|0 Comments

ACCESS DENIED: New Research Report Details Governor Christie’s Violation of Federal Law Requiring Public Access to Local Emergency Response Plans

Governor Chris Christie continues to fail in carrying out his legal responsibility under federal law for ensuring that the public has access to an up-to-date Emergency Response Plan (ERP) in each of New Jersey’s counties and municipalities in the event of a chemical plant fire, explosion, or other toxic emergency. The Governor's State [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Highlights, Press Releases|1 Comment

Access Denied: NJ Communities Remain in the Dark About Chemical Disasters

Access Denied documents how Governor Chris Christie continues to fail in carrying out his legal responsibility under federal law for ensuring that the public has access to an up-to-date Emergency Response Plan (ERP) in each of New Jersey’s counties and municipalities in the event of a chemical plant fire, explosion, or other [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|WEC Reports|1 Comment

No minimum wage hike for workers, but Christie gets a book deal?

"In exchange for small-but-overdue salary increases for legislative and judicial staff,  Christie is demanding a king's ransom for himself and his inner circle. Under the terms of a plan he's pushing legislators to accept,  members of his cabinet would be in line for $34,000 annual raises. Those political appointees could see their salaries skyrocket [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|Highlights, Opinion Pieces|0 Comments

2016 Member Meeting Recap

WEC hosted our annual membership meeting at the NJEA headquarters in Trenton, NJ on December 5. We were pleased to be joined by representatives of more than 30 organizations, most of whom are WEC members. Members in attendance voted to affirm the nominees for executive leadership. Attendees also enjoyed a panel presentation: Preparing for [...]

By | December 9th, 2016|Highlights|0 Comments