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State Rejects 95% of Emergent Repairs in SDA School Buildings

After taking nearly a year to review 429 applications for so-called "emergent" (urgently needed) facilities repairs submitted by 23 former Abbott districts, the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) has approved state funding for only 15, or 5%, of the repairs. Education Law Center and the Healthy Schools Now (HSN) coalition of the NJ Work [...]

By | 2017-08-21T22:38:32+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Highlights, Press Releases|1 Comment

Time for Turbines

  For Immediate Release: August 16, 2017 Contact:  Dan Fatton, NJ Work Environment Council, 908-303-4546 Norah Langweiler, NJ Work Environment Council, 609-214-5110 Diverse Leaders Note Potential of Offshore Wind for New Jersey's Energy Future     Atlantic City, NJ - More than 60 people gathered at the Atlantic County Utilities Authority Wastewater Treatment Plant in [...]

By | 2017-08-17T16:34:44+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Press Releases|0 Comments

WEC Statement On Governor Christie’s Conditional Veto of S806

Gov. Christie has conditionally vetoed the Oil Train Safety bill (S806/A2463). This conditional veto puts fence line communities and first responders at risk by continuing to deny them access to information about rail hazards that other states have made available. Blocking information to local first responders is egregious and puts their lives at risk. [...]

By | 2017-07-14T13:21:32+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Highlights, Press Releases|0 Comments

Oil Train Safety Bill Passes the Legislature

Bill will improve accountability of companies and require proactive planning The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) and allies commend the Assembly today for passing A2463, the Oil Train Safety bill. The bill ensures that owners or operators of high-hazard trains have discharge response, cleanup, and contingency plans to transport certain hazardous materials by [...]

By | 2017-03-23T16:03:00+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Highlights, Press Releases|0 Comments

Call for New Workplace Safety Protections to Save Thousands of Lives, Billions of Dollars

WEC joins NCOSH & other advocates call for action in local communities and workplaces The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) is advocating for worker safety, and has joined a nationwide campaign to advance an action agenda for workplace safety. “Protecting Workers’ Lives and Limbs,” compiled by the National Council for Occupational Safety and [...]

By | 2017-03-16T08:47:53+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Highlights, Press Releases|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 | 2017-01-25T23:00:22+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Highlights, Press Releases|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 | 2017-01-26T10:54:18+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Press Releases|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 | 2016-12-21T10:34:16+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Highlights, Press Releases|1 Comment

WEC, Environment NJ, Legislative Leaders & Allies Endorse Bill Mandating Testing & Remediation of Lead in School Drinking Water

Asw. Maher-Muoio and Sen. Turner Sponsored Legislation is Crucial Legislative Fix to Lead in School Drinking Water With recent reports of lead in the water supplies of schools in the local and national media spotlight, the need for broad legislative solutions is sadly more pressing than ever. The NJ Work Environment Council, Environment New Jersey [...]

By | 2016-10-19T03:01:51+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Press Releases|0 Comments

WEC and Teamsters Local 877 Put the City of Linden on Notice: Stop Endangering Residents and Violating Federal Law

Mayor Derek Armstead of the City of Linden, NJ has failed to carry out his legal responsibility under federal law for ensuring that the public has access to an up-to-date Emergency Response Plan (ERP) in the event of a chemical fire, explosion or other toxic emergency. Today, Teamsters Local 877 and NJ Work Environment Council [...]

By | 2016-10-05T15:39:55+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Highlights, Press Releases|0 Comments