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New Research Report Details How Gov. Christie Helps Oil, Chemical, and Railroad Companies Cover Up Potential Catastrophes

Governor Chris Christie has failed to carry out his legal responsibility under federal law for ensuring that the public has access to up-to-date Emergency Response Plans (ERPs). Every New Jersey county and municipality must have an ERP in order to prepare for chemical plant or oil train emergencies. See the Press Release here

By | 2014-12-09T18:30:00+00:00 December 9th, 2014|Press Releases|0 Comments

27 Organizations Ask N.J. Supreme Court to Uphold State’s Whistleblower Law

The N.J. Supreme Court has been asked by 27 environmental, labor, and community organizations representing more than half a million New Jerseyans to uphold the state's whistleblower law that protects employees from employer retaliation when they report violations of the law. In a friend of the court brief the groups cite multiple cases in which [...]

By | 2014-06-10T17:31:00+00:00 June 10th, 2014|Press Releases|0 Comments

Community, Public Health, and Labor Leaders Urge Federal Agencies to Prevent Chemical Disasters at Newark Hearing

Today, residents, community, labor, and environmental leaders gathered at a federal listening session to push the Obama administration to take bold steps to reduce the danger posed to millions of people by high-risk chemical facilities in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. See the Press Release here

By | 2014-02-27T18:40:00+00:00 February 27th, 2014|Press Releases|0 Comments

Statehouse Photo Exhibit Exposes Deplorable Conditions Endangering Thousands of Students in New Jersey Public Schools

An art exhibit on the Statehouse steps exposes the shameful conditions in some New Jersey public schools. The exhibit is titled "A Blind Eye: The Immorality of Inaction," and highlights the shocking result that four years of delayed repairs, renovations and construction have had on our public schools and the students who attend them. View [...]

By | 2013-10-23T17:46:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2013|Press Releases|0 Comments

Five Years Later…Millions Still at Risk from Major Toxic Chemical Disaster; Industry and Gov. Christie Have Failed to Act

New Jersey jobs and millions of residents are still at risk from toxic chemical disaster - five years after the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) under former Gov. Jon Corzine adopted rules to implement the NJ Toxic Catastrophe Prevention Act that were supposed to drastically reduce that risk. Report: Failure to Act: New Jersey [...]

By | 2013-10-10T17:46:00+00:00 October 10th, 2013|Press Releases|0 Comments

After Spate of Fatal Chemical Plant Explosions, Legislation Needed to Tighten Safety and Security

Given last week's two deadly chemical plant explosions in Louisiana, not to mention April's fatal explosion at a fertilizer storage facility in West, Texas, new federal legislation tightening chemical plant safety and security is needed, the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) said today. See the Press Release here

By | 2013-06-18T17:49:00+00:00 June 18th, 2013|Press Releases|0 Comments

Appelate Court Upholds DEP Waiver Rule

Appellants oppose ruling, anticipate appeal The 28 environmental and labor organizations promised to keep fighting despite the ruling by the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey to uphold the NJ Department of Environmental Protection's Waiver Rule. The groups issued the following joint statement: "We are greatly disappointed by the ruling issued by [...]

By | 2013-03-21T17:52:00+00:00 March 21st, 2013|Press Releases|0 Comments