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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 |2019-12-05T12:35:22-05:00December 5th, 2019|Highlights, Opinion Pieces, Uncategorized|Comments Off on N.J. dodged a bullet in Philly refinery blast. Will we be so lucky next time?

Murphy Establishes “Implementation Board” for Public Banking.

This week, Governor Murphy signed an executive order to create an “implementation board” with the intention of establishing a public bank in New Jersey.  This is an incredible, bold step for the state to take towards economic justice.  Currently, in New Jersey, our tax dollars are kept in private banks. The same private banks responsible [...]

By |2019-11-14T15:36:50-05:00November 14th, 2019|Highlights|Comments Off on Murphy Establishes “Implementation Board” for Public Banking.

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 |2019-10-31T12:31:39-04:00October 30th, 2019|Highlights, Uncategorized|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

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 and other emergencies associated with natural disasters to mark the seventh anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. The worst natural disaster in [...]

By |2019-10-28T10:28:14-04:00October 28th, 2019|Highlights, Press Releases|Comments Off on On Sandy Anniversary Labor, Environmental Groups Warn State Officials of Toxic Threat

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 |2019-10-21T12:13:01-04:00October 21st, 2019|Highlights, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Seven Years after Hurricane Sandy; Are We Ready for the Next Disaster?

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 steps announced include: Increasing inspections of school drinking water from the current once every six years to every three years; [...]

By |2019-10-09T06:09:11-04:00October 9th, 2019|Highlights|Comments Off on Murphy Answers Critics, Lays out Plan to Get Lead Out of Schools

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 little return on its investments under the failed Economic Opportunity Act of 2013, which expired in June. A broad-based coalition [...]

By |2019-09-27T11:22:15-04:00September 27th, 2019|Highlights|Comments Off on New Jersey Policy Perspective issues new report on EDA as progressive groups announce tax incentive reform agenda

Asw. Pinkin and Asm. Karabinchak Celebrate “National Drive Electric Week” in Edison with Electric Car Show of the Future

Edison, NJ —  Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak joined with Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center and Jersey Renews to take electric car — and the promise of a zero carbon transportation future for New Jersey — for a test drive during National Drive Electric Week. Edison residents tried out cars like [...]

By |2019-09-27T11:19:39-04:00September 27th, 2019|Highlights|Comments Off on Asw. Pinkin and Asm. Karabinchak Celebrate “National Drive Electric Week” in Edison with Electric Car Show of the Future

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