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KNOCK KNOCK…who’s there? Not Clean Ocean Action! (COA)

COA does not go door-to-door. We do not solicit funds or signatures, or distribute information through canvassing. If you have questions or concerns, COA suggests contacting your town administrator. Please further note that Clean Ocean Action has no financial affiliation with the organization called Clean Water Action (formerly known as NJ Environmental Federation) or any other canvasing organization.

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Plastic Bag Fee VETOED by Gov. Murphy!

The New Jersey State Legislature passed a bill (A3267/S2600), but it only set a 5-cent fee on all single-use plastic and paper bags throughout the Garden State.  We urged Governor Murphy to veto and fix it with actions that would have truly made a difference. They included:

•       Phasing-out and banning bags by 2020-2021

•       Protect towns that want or have strong laws

•       Charge 10-cent fee on all other bags

•       Dedicate the funds to help reduce litter and lead in drinking water

•       Requiring enforcement of and education about the law

As of Monday morning, 8/27 Governor Murphy vetoed the bill that would have imposed a five-cent fee on single-use plastic carryout bags. The governor went on to say that plastic bags "represent a significant source of litter that clutters our communities and parks."

"Instituting a five-cent fee on single-use bags that only applies to certain retailers does not go far enough to address the problems created by overreliance on plastic bags and other single-use carryout bags."

View Governor Murphy's Statement on Bill No. 3267


NJ is STILL Ditching Single-Use Plastic, Town by Town

Almost 20 towns have passed an ordinance banning or enforcing fees on single-use plastic items and the list continues to grow. On May 22, 2018, Monmouth Beach passed the most comprehensive plastic ban in the nation! Bags, straws and containers are banned starting on June 1st!

View a complete list of plastic ban initiatives taking place across New Jersey


Waves of thanks for your incredible efforts in opposing the 2019-2024 Draft Proposed Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program. So far there have 1,670,314 comments submitted! We expect this number to grow as the Bureau of Ocean Energy and Management (BOEM) logs the submitted comments.

Although the comment period deadline is closed, the fight’s not over. Click here to view ways you can continue to build momentum against offshore oil and gas. Click here to sign the petition.

Check out our comprehensive list of Federal, State and local actions taken against oil and gas exploration.

For more OCS Offshore Oil updates, please visit the OCS page.

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