Environmental Action Day

A student of mine just sent me a link to Environmental Action Day set for Monday June 20, 2011 beginning at 9am in Trenton, NJ. The event has been coordinated by a coalition of environmental advocacy groups in the state including Environment New Jersey, NJ Sierra Club, NJ Highlands Coalition and other concerned organizations. The agenda for the event includes focusing on the following issues:

  • Protecting the Delaware River from Gas Drilling (Fracking)
  • Defending existing climate change legislation (RGGI and the NJ Global Warming Response Act)
  • Protecting clean energy funds
  • Defeating Gov. Chris Christie’s environmental loophole rule (waiver rule)
  • Opposing Assembly member Burzichelli’s Bill to weaken environmental standards.

If you can’t make the lobbying in the morning, there will also be a rally at noon on the steps of the state capital building. If you’re in Trenton tomorrow, try to make it out and support the cause!

For more information or to register for the event, contact Doug O’Malley at 609/ 392-5151, ex. 311 — domalley@environmentnewjersey.org
Matt Elliott at (609) 392-5151, ex. 310 – melliott@environmentnewjersey.org

Environmental Action Day

Sponsored By
Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions, CWA Local 1036, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Environment New Jersey, Food & Water Watch, New Jersey Audubon Society, New Jersey Conservation Foundation, New Jersey Environmental Federation, New Jersey Environmental Lobby, NJ Highlands Coalition, NJ Sierra Club, NY / NJ Baykeeper, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, Teamsters Local 877, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, Work Environment Council

Monday, June 20th
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Committee Room 16, 4th Fl., State House Annex
12 p.m. Rally on the State House Steps