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  • Save the Delaware From Drilling | Environment New Jersey
    on this issue and provide enough pressure to change his mind We refuse to stand by and let Gov Christie drill the Delaware and we have a plan to defend the Delaware River We re working to bring New Jersey residents from all walks of life to protect the Delaware All of us students scientists hikers teachers anglers tourism businesses and New Jerseyans across the state have something to fight for We ve worked the halls of Trenton on this issue educating lawmakers and even the governor s staff about the dangers of gas drilling and shined a spotlight in the media on this issue With your help we can win for the Delaware Thousands of you have joined the fight Across the state you re calling or emailing your legislators signing petitions spreading the word to family and friends and attending the Trenton War Memorial rally in November Your activism and our advocacy are a powerful combination Gov Chrisite has been forced back on this heels and he s not actively engaging in this issue But he s not giving up the fight and neither can we We need you to get involved if we re going to convince the governor to protect the Delaware once and for all If enough of us speak out we can ensure that gas drillers won t become our new neighbors Drilling Updates News Release Environment New Jersey Fracking by the Numbers New Environment New Jersey Report First To Quantify Threat of Gas Drilling Shows Fracking Waste Increasing in Neighboring States Today Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center released a new report called Fracking by the Numbers that measures the damage being done by dirty drilling across the country and strengthened the urgency to keep fracking waste out of New Jersey As neighboring Pennsylvania hit a record high of producing fracking waste and as the Pinelands Commission considers approving a gas pipeline through the most pristine area of the state the report is the first study of its kind to measure the footprint of fracking damage to date including toxic wastewater water use chemical use air pollution land damage and global warming emissions Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey New Jersey s Ban on Dangerous Gas Drilling Expires Today as New Jersey s one year moratorium on the dangerous shale gas drilling technique known as fracking expires Environment New Jersey pressed for further action to protect the state s waterways and environment from this controversial and damaging practice to extract fossil fuels Keep Reading Report Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center The Costs of Fracking Over the past decade the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling to unlock new supplies of fossil fuels in underground rock formations across the United States Fracking has spread rapidly leaving a trail of contaminated water polluted air and marred landscapes in its wake In fact a growing body of data indicates that fracking is an environmental and

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  • Save the Delaware From Drilling | Environment New Jersey
    gets their drinking water from the Delaware There s no reason that we should allow gas drilling and its huge rigs miles of pipelines and cesspools of toxic waste near our drinking water sources We need to change the governor s mind We need to mobilize New Jerseyans across the state to oppose the governor on this issue and provide enough pressure to change his mind We refuse to stand by and let Gov Christie drill the Delaware and we have a plan to defend the Delaware River We re working to bring New Jersey residents from all walks of life to protect the Delaware All of us students scientists hikers teachers anglers tourism businesses and New Jerseyans across the state have something to fight for We ve worked the halls of Trenton on this issue educating lawmakers and even the governor s staff about the dangers of gas drilling and shined a spotlight in the media on this issue With your help we can win for the Delaware Thousands of you have joined the fight Across the state you re calling or emailing your legislators signing petitions spreading the word to family and friends and attending the Trenton War Memorial rally in November Your activism and our advocacy are a powerful combination Gov Chrisite has been forced back on this heels and he s not actively engaging in this issue But he s not giving up the fight and neither can we We need you to get involved if we re going to convince the governor to protect the Delaware once and for all If enough of us speak out we can ensure that gas drillers won t become our new neighbors Drilling Updates Report Environment New Jersey 2012 Legislative Agenda Environment New Jersey s Legislative Agenda for the

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  • Save the Delaware From Drilling Updates | Environment New Jersey
    Rep Holt Environmental Allies Call for Permanent Fracking Moratorium for the Delaware River Watershed Read more about With New DRBC Director Announced Rep Holt Environmental Allies Call for Permanent Fracking Moratorium for the Delaware River Watershed Report Environment New Jersey Shalefield Stories Read more about Shalefield Stories News Release Environment New Jersey New Jersey s Ban on Dangerous Gas Drilling Expires Today as New Jersey s one year moratorium on the dangerous shale gas drilling technique known as fracking expires Environment New Jersey pressed for further action to protect the state s waterways and environment from this controversial and damaging practice to extract fossil fuels Read more about New Jersey s Ban on Dangerous Gas Drilling Expires News Release Environment New Jersey On the Eve of Governor s Decision on Fracking Waste Ban Environment New Jersey Report Documents the Cost of Fracking Trenton Firing a new salvo in the ongoing debate over the gas drilling practice known as fracking Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center today released a report documenting a wide range of dollars and cents costs imposed by dirty drilling As documented in The Cost of Fracking fracking creates millions of dollars of health costs related to everything from air pollution to ruined roads to contaminated property Read more about On the Eve of Governor s Decision on Fracking Waste Ban Environment New Jersey Report Documents the Cost of Fracking Report Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center The Costs of Fracking Over the past decade the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling to unlock new supplies of fossil fuels in underground rock formations across the United States Fracking has spread rapidly leaving a trail of contaminated water polluted air and marred landscapes in its wake In fact a growing body

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  • Shalefield Stories | Environment New Jersey
    the public to hear directly from people living on the frontlines of fracking and so Environment America Research Policy Center is supporting the Shalefield Stories project a booklet designed and published by Friends of the Harmed group of volunteer citizen journalists committed to providing support to affected individuals and families living in the shalefields of Western Pa People who recount their fracking incidents in Shalefield Stories include Marilyn Hunt of Wetzel County W V who found toxic chemicals in her water that migrated from a drilling site one mile from her home Judy Armstrong Stiles of Bradford County Pa who tells of finding barium and arsenic in her drinking water and then in her own blood after Chesapeake began drilling on her land William Sciscoe Mayor of Dish Texas who explains how air quality tests near a compressor station found cancer causing substances at 400 times the safe exposure levels set by U S Environmental Protection Agency June Chappel of Washington County Pa who has lived with a 15 million gallon fracking waste pit just 200 feet from her house Jaime Frederick of Coitsville Ohio who discovered barium strontium toluene and other contaminants in her water after 25 drilling wells began operating within a mile of her home She experienced several illnesses and says her property value has been reduced to nothing Laura Amos of Colorado whose story is summarized by others because she is barred by a gag order in a legal settlement with a drilling company from talking about how fracking chemicals polluted her water These are just a few examples of how dirty drilling operations are causing grave damage to people s lives That s why Environment America is working to stop fracking wherever we can and to support immediate steps to protect communities already living on

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  • The Costs of Fracking | Environment New Jersey
    sediment or other pollution construction of a filtration plant would cost approximately 6 billion Health problems Toxic substances in fracking fluid and wastewater as well as air pollution from trucks equipment and the wells themselves have been linked to a variety of negative health effects The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health recently warned that workers may be at elevated risk of contracting the lung disease silicosis from inhalation of silica dust at fracking sites Silicosis is one of a family of dust induced occupational ailments that imposed 50 million medical care costs in the United States in 2007 Residents living near fracking sites have long suffered from a range of health problems including headaches eye irritation respiratory problems and nausea potentially imposing economic costs ranging from health care costs to workplace absenteeism and reduced productivity Fracking and associated activities also produce pollution that contributes to the formation of ozone smog and particulate soot Air pollution from gas drilling in Arkansas Fayetteville Shale region imposed estimated public health costs of more than 10 million in 2008 Natural resources impacts Fracking converts rural and natural areas into industrial zones replacing forest and farm land with well pads roads pipelines and other infrastructure and damaging precious natural resources The clearance of forest land in Pennsylvania for fracking could lead to increased delivery of nutrient pollution to the Chesapeake Bay which already suffers from a vast nutrient generated dead zone The cost of reducing the same amount of pollution as could be generated by fracking would be approximately 1 5 million to 4 million per year Gas operations in Wyoming have fragmented key habitat for mule deer and pronghorn which are important draws for the state s 340 million hunting and wildlife watching industries The mule deer population in one area undergoing extensive gas extraction dropped by 56 percent between 2001 and 2010 Fracking also produces methane pollution that contributes to global warming Emissions of methane during well completion from each uncontrolled fracking well impose approximately 130 000 in social costs related to global warming Impacts on public infrastructure and services Fracking strains infrastructure and public services and imposes cleanup costs that can fall on taxpayers The truck traffic needed to deliver water to a single fracking well causes as much damage to local roads as nearly 3 5 million car trips The state of Texas has approved 40 million in funding for road repairs in the Barnett Shale region while Executive Summary Pennsylvania estimated in 2010 that 265 million would be needed to repair damaged roads in the Marcellus Shale region The need for vast amounts of water for fracking is helping to drive demand for new water infrastructure in arid regions of the country Texas official State Water Plan calls for the expenditure of 400 million on projects to support the mining sector over the next 50 years with fracking projected to account for 42 percent of mining water use by 2020 The oil and gas industry has left thousands

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  • It's time to reveal America's next top polluter ... | Environment New Jersey
    largest sources of pollution for more than 100 000 miles of rivers and streams in the United States along with 2 500 square miles of lakes and 2 900 square miles of estuaries These waters are so polluted that they are unsafe for fishing swimming and or wildlife This agribusiness pollution is a leading cause of the dead zones that plague waters from the Chesapeake Bay to the Gulf of Mexico Agribusiness pollution is so severe that it is beginning to threaten our drinking water as well In Ohio runoff from agribusiness operations contributed to a toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie which contaminated the drinking water for 500 000 people around Toledo with cyanotoxins in 2014 In Iowa nitrate pollution from agribusiness operations have so badly polluted the Raccoon River that Des Moines is now suing three counties for failing to stop contamination of its main drinking water source From manure runoff to direct dumping Agribusiness pollution runs throughout the industry s operations from factory farm manure to fertilizer and pesticide runoff from fields to direct dumping from processing plants Factory farms concentrate so many animals in one location that the volume of manure is virtually impossible to keep out of the water By and large the practices needed to curb this pollution are well known including buffer zones cover crops reduced fertilizer use and holding factory farms accountable for every pound of poop they generate But these big companies won t stop polluting unless the public demands it It s time to reveal the truth Unfortunately few people really know about how corporate agribusiness is polluting our waterways Before we can press corporate agribusinesses to change or our elected officials to force them to change we need to educate the public to get people to make the connection between megafarms and water pollution in the same way they do with big oil or big chemical companies or big pipelines or big sewage plants That s why we need you help to reveal America s next top polluter Clean Water Updates Blog Post Time to ban the beads Russell Bassett We all want our teeth to be clean after brushing and our bodies to be clean after showering but did you know the products used in these everyday activities could be harming wildlife Hundreds of commonly used household products contain tiny plastic microbeads which can be a big problem for our environment Keep Reading Blog Post Nothing to fear from clean water Russell Bassett Halloween is the annual time to celebrate all the creepy things that go bump in the night but what s really fightening are the many very real threats to our waterways and drinking water Nothing is more important to life than clean water yet few things are taken more for granted We turn on our taps or swim in a local lake without fear because we believe the systems are working to keep our water clean The fact is those systems don t always work

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  • It's time to reveal America's next top polluter ... | Environment New Jersey
    rivers and streams in the United States along with 2 500 square miles of lakes and 2 900 square miles of estuaries These waters are so polluted that they are unsafe for fishing swimming and or wildlife This agribusiness pollution is a leading cause of the dead zones that plague waters from the Chesapeake Bay to the Gulf of Mexico Agribusiness pollution is so severe that it is beginning to threaten our drinking water as well In Ohio runoff from agribusiness operations contributed to a toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie which contaminated the drinking water for 500 000 people around Toledo with cyanotoxins in 2014 In Iowa nitrate pollution from agribusiness operations have so badly polluted the Raccoon River that Des Moines is now suing three counties for failing to stop contamination of its main drinking water source From manure runoff to direct dumping Agribusiness pollution runs throughout the industry s operations from factory farm manure to fertilizer and pesticide runoff from fields to direct dumping from processing plants Factory farms concentrate so many animals in one location that the volume of manure is virtually impossible to keep out of the water By and large the practices needed to curb this pollution are well known including buffer zones cover crops reduced fertilizer use and holding factory farms accountable for every pound of poop they generate But these big companies won t stop polluting unless the public demands it It s time to reveal the truth Unfortunately few people really know about how corporate agribusiness is polluting our waterways Before we can press corporate agribusinesses to change or our elected officials to force them to change we need to educate the public to get people to make the connection between megafarms and water pollution in the same way they do with big oil or big chemical companies or big pipelines or big sewage plants That s why we need you help to reveal America s next top polluter Clean Water Updates News Release Environment New Jersey Super Paddler Margo Pellegrino Welcomed At Rancocas Creek Homecoming After Paddling for 1 700 Miles for EPA Clean Water Rule A crowd of citizen activists and environmental advocates gathered today along the Rancocas Creek in the heart of the Pinelands to help officially welcome back Margo Pellegrino from a barnstorming 1 700 mile paddle from Newark to Chicago this summer and to urge the speedy implementation of EPA s Clean Water Rule Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Exxon Gov Christie You ve Been Served Enviros File Legal Action To Stop Historic Environmental Sell Out Seven environmental groups representing hundreds of thousands of citizen members filed a motion this morning to intervene in litigation brought by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection against ExxonMobil Corporation The filing focused on damages due for generations of toxic pollution at the Bayonne and Linden refineries 16 other Exxon sites around the state and more than 800 gas stations for soil and water contamination

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  • It's time to reveal America's next top polluter ... | Environment New Jersey
    estuaries These waters are so polluted that they are unsafe for fishing swimming and or wildlife This agribusiness pollution is a leading cause of the dead zones that plague waters from the Chesapeake Bay to the Gulf of Mexico Agribusiness pollution is so severe that it is beginning to threaten our drinking water as well In Ohio runoff from agribusiness operations contributed to a toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie which contaminated the drinking water for 500 000 people around Toledo with cyanotoxins in 2014 In Iowa nitrate pollution from agribusiness operations have so badly polluted the Raccoon River that Des Moines is now suing three counties for failing to stop contamination of its main drinking water source From manure runoff to direct dumping Agribusiness pollution runs throughout the industry s operations from factory farm manure to fertilizer and pesticide runoff from fields to direct dumping from processing plants Factory farms concentrate so many animals in one location that the volume of manure is virtually impossible to keep out of the water By and large the practices needed to curb this pollution are well known including buffer zones cover crops reduced fertilizer use and holding factory farms accountable for every pound of poop they generate But these big companies won t stop polluting unless the public demands it It s time to reveal the truth Unfortunately few people really know about how corporate agribusiness is polluting our waterways Before we can press corporate agribusinesses to change or our elected officials to force them to change we need to educate the public to get people to make the connection between megafarms and water pollution in the same way they do with big oil or big chemical companies or big pipelines or big sewage plants That s why we need you help to reveal America s next top polluter Clean Water Updates News Release Environment New Jersey Environment New Jersey Announces Slate of Federal Endorsements for Fall 2014 Elections Trenton Environment New Jersey a statewide citizen based environmental organization representing more than 20 000 members announced today the endorsement of three candidates for federal office for this fall s elections The candidates include Sen Cory Booker running for the U S Senate Rep Frank Pallone D 6 and Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman in the 12th Congressional District Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Environmental Groups Homeowners Sue NJDEP For Approving Massive Dredge Spoil Pile within the Barnegat Bay Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Ecosystem Two of New Jersey s largest environmental organizations Environment New Jersey and the New Jersey Conservation Foundation joined a group of homeowners to announce the filing of a lawsuit in Superior Court Appellate Division challenging decisions by the Department of Environmental Protection DEP to authorize construction of a massive dredge spoil facility to be located on Dock Road in Eagleswood Township Ocean County Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey NJDEP Coastal Rules Blasted for Doubling Down on Development Failing Climate Change Test The New Jersey Department of

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