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3010, 2019

PES Refinery Explosion: Deadly Catastrophe Adverted By Quick Action

October 30th, 2019|Comments Off on PES Refinery Explosion: Deadly Catastrophe Adverted By Quick Action

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a factual update on the June 21 explosion and fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) Refinery in Philadelphia. The update notes that a pipe elbow, which [...]

2810, 2019

On Sandy Anniversary Labor, Environmental Groups Warn State Officials of Toxic Threat

October 28th, 2019|Comments Off on On Sandy Anniversary Labor, Environmental Groups Warn State Officials of Toxic Threat

Seven years after Sandy, are we better prepared for a chemical spill,  fire or explosion if a superstorm hits? TRENTON, NJ—Labor, environmental and community organizations are urging state leaders to plan for toxic chemical spills [...]

2110, 2019

Seven Years after Hurricane Sandy; Are We Ready for the Next Disaster?

October 21st, 2019|Comments Off on Seven Years after Hurricane Sandy; Are We Ready for the Next Disaster?

A house in New Jersey destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. This coming October 29th will mark the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Sandy.  We can all remember the fear and anxiety that gripped communities [...]

910, 2019

Murphy Answers Critics, Lays out Plan to Get Lead Out of Schools

October 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Murphy Answers Critics, Lays out Plan to Get Lead Out of Schools

As worries over lead in drinking water continue to dominate, Gov. Phil Murphy announced a multi-pronged program Monday to bolster the state’s response to specifically addressing the existence of lead in public schools’ water. The [...]

2709, 2019

New Jersey Policy Perspective issues new report on EDA as progressive groups announce tax incentive reform agenda

September 27th, 2019|Comments Off on New Jersey Policy Perspective issues new report on EDA as progressive groups announce tax incentive reform agenda

New Jersey advocates, community organizations and workers collectively demanded today that the Legislature pass meaningful reforms to the state’s economic incentives program following the release of a new report that found that New Jersey saw [...]

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