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.

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

2016 WEC Annual Membership Meeting

Monday, December 5 12:30 p.m. NJEA Headquarters 180 West State Street Trenton, NJ Lunch will be served. FREE for WEC members, but please register! Plans for 2017 & Beyond including a panel discussion: Preparing for the Future Addressing Climate Change in New Jersey New Jersey Sea Level Rise Report [...]

By | November 22nd, 2016|Events, Highlights|0 Comments