Debra Coyle

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Job Posting: Jersey Renews Organizer

Download a pdf of this announcement here. The Work Environment Council of New Jersey, Inc. (WEC) is a coalition of 70 labor, community, and environmental organizations advocating for safe, secure jobs and a healthy, sustainable environment. WEC seeks a full-time, experienced Campaign Organizer for the Jersey Renews effort based in our Trenton office. The [...]

By |2020-02-24T15:24:15-05:00February 24th, 2020|Highlights, Job Postings|Comments Off on Job Posting: Jersey Renews Organizer

NJ Releases New Guidance on Mercury-Laced Floors – Will It Help?

Photo Credit: New Jersey Education Association It's uncertain how many school gymnasium floors in New Jersey are emitting a level of mercury vapor that's unsafe for the students and adults who come in contact with them daily. While new guidance from the state aims to get a better idea of the problem's [...]

By |2020-02-24T14:46:43-05:00February 24th, 2020|Highlights, WEC in the News|Comments Off on NJ Releases New Guidance on Mercury-Laced Floors – Will It Help?

NJ DOH Issues Updated Guidance on Mercury Found in School Floors

Press Release For Immediate Release: February 19, 2020 Contact: Heather L. Sorge, NJ Work Environment Council, Campaign Organizer for Healthy Schools Now 908/310-7874; hsorge@njwec.org Debra Coyle McFadden, NJ Work Environment Council, Executive Director 609/707-1320; dcoyle@njwec.org New Jersey Department of Health Issues Updated Guidance on Mercury Found in School Floors DOH outlines measures to identify, [...]

By |2020-02-24T14:26:48-05:00February 20th, 2020|Highlights, Press Releases|Comments Off on NJ DOH Issues Updated Guidance on Mercury Found in School Floors

WEC Statement on the State of the State

Today, the Governor delivered the State of the State address, highlighting change in New Jersey that WEC and many of our close partners have worked to enact over the past year. We were glad to hear the governor hold steady in his commitment to lead remediation in schools and in our homes, creating union [...]

By |2020-02-24T14:27:23-05:00January 14th, 2020|Highlights|Comments Off on WEC Statement on the State of the State

N.J. dodged a bullet in Philly refinery blast. Will we be so lucky next time?

PES explosion on June 21, 2019. Photo credit to NBC Philadelphia. In South Jersey, this year we have a big reason to be grateful. In June, according to a recent report from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), a million residents of South Jersey and Pennsylvania narrowly escaped exposure to hydrofluoric acid, a highly [...]

By |2020-02-24T14:27:34-05:00December 5th, 2019|Highlights, Opinion Pieces|Comments Off on N.J. dodged a bullet in Philly refinery blast. Will we be so lucky next time?

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 had corroded to about half the thickness of a credit card, appears to have ruptured in the refinery’s alkylation unit, [...]

By |2020-02-24T14:28:20-05:00October 30th, 2019|Highlights|Comments Off on PES Refinery Explosion: Deadly Catastrophe Adverted By Quick Action

Group Asks: Seven Years After Sandy Are We Ready for the Next Disaster

This week marks the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. We all remember the fear and anxiety that gripped communities as we faced winds up to 90 miles an hour and sea levels 14 feet higher than normal. The storm claimed  hundreds of lives and cost tens of billions of dollars in New Jersey, New [...]

By |2019-10-29T11:40:39-04:00October 29th, 2019|Highlights, Opinion Pieces|Comments Off on Group Asks: Seven Years After Sandy Are We Ready for the Next Disaster

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 as we faced winds up to 90 miles an hour and sea levels 14 feet higher than normal. The storm [...]

By |2020-02-24T14:28:51-05:00October 21st, 2019|Highlights|Comments Off on Seven Years after Hurricane Sandy; Are We Ready for the Next Disaster?

It’s Outrageous that NJ Gives Tax Incentives to Companies that Exploit Workers

The warehouse sector that supports the multibillion dollar e-commerce economy is booming. New Jersey shouldn’t give tax breaks to corporations that exploit the warehouse workers who make it happen. There are major problems with our state’s controversial tax incentive program, administered by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. Over the past year, alarming reports of a lack [...]

By |2019-09-19T02:47:34-04:00September 19th, 2019|Highlights, Opinion Pieces|Comments Off on It’s Outrageous that NJ Gives Tax Incentives to Companies that Exploit Workers

Weinberg Urges NJ Transit to Expedite Transition to Electric Bus Fleet

TRENTON– Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen) today joined transit advocates and environmentalists in urging New Jersey Transit to expedite conversion to an electric bus fleet. “Cutting vehicle emissions is critical to the fight against climate change,” said Senator Weinberg. “NJ Transit should be in the forefront of the conversion to a zero-emission electric bus [...]

By |2019-09-13T11:40:29-04:00September 13th, 2019|Highlights|Comments Off on Weinberg Urges NJ Transit to Expedite Transition to Electric Bus Fleet