The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is issuing its second round of disaster relief funding to states hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, and New Jersey has been allocated $1.463 billion. Prior to disbursement of these funds, the State is required to update its action plan that details remaining unmet needs and how this round of funding will be used. Clean Ocean Action presented oral comments at two of the three public hearings held by the State to solicit input on the amended action plan, and yesterday sent a letter to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Read more at COA's blog.
Spring Beach Sweep registration is now open! Join us April 26 and keep our beaches free of debris and garbage. Be part of the solution!
Take your Beach Sweep to the next level! Start your own Crowdrise page and support Beach Sweeps. If you raise $100, COA will send you one of our Chico reusable bags made from recycled plastic bottles.
UPDATE 12/5/13: The New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee unanimously passed a resolution opposing the proposed offshore facility Port Ambrose. The resolution was introduced by Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) along with an identical resolution in the Assembly (AR205) introduced by Assemblyman Sean Kean (R-30) and is co-sponsored by Asw. Diane Gove (R-9), Asm. Brian Rumpf (R-9), and Asm. Ruben Ramos (D-33). The resolutions are supported by 25 organizations in New Jersey who signed on to a letter urging the legislature to adopt the resolution.
UPDATE 11/1/13: The US Coast Guard announced a 90-day hold on processing the proposed Liberty LNG Port Ambrose offshore deepwater liquefied natural gas facility due to a lack of critical important information, several major application deficiencies, and many unaddressed federal requirements. Read more here!
Governor Christie and Governor Cuomo can still veto this project. Call and tell our elected officials that you are against the Port Ambrose LNG project.
You can reach Governor Christie at (609) 292-6000 and Governor Cuomo at (518) 474-8390.