Letters about Environment

Extreme weather, but the wind brings hope
Diane Simmons
Published: 01/21/2022
The next step is to help us fight an even more extreme 2022 by halting all new fossil fuel projects in the state, thus cutting on back added greenhouse gases that help bring about climate change. Read More
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Climate Change Is Here, New Jersey Can Lead
Diane Simmons
Published: 10/11/2021
Governor Murphy: history will judge us for the actions we did or did not take when the extent of potential climate devastation became clear. I urge you to put your administration on a war footing; let New Jersey lead in this fight. Read More
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We Need Gov. Murphy to Support the Essex-Hudson Greenway
Ed Jones
Published: 07/30/2021
But to make this greenway happen, the various local players have to work together—and quickly—before Norfolk Southern Corporation sells the property in pieces. As the Star-Ledger editorial argues, Gov. Murphy needs to take the lead to create a plan to buy the land and create “our own High Line” as Sen. Teresa Ruiz put it. Read More
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Threats to Our Local Parks
Bill Beren
Published: 06/08/2021
Four bills are under consideration by the NJ Legislature that would force all Counties and Municipalities in the state to adopt Forest Stewardship Plans (FSP’s) for publicly owned and managed woodlands covering 25 or more acres. FSP’s, as the draft resolution explains, are essentially a plan for mandating logging and controlled burns meant to prevent forest fires. Read More
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