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Calendar Events

Sep 20 (Sat), 10:00 am
Sierra Silver Singles Trip to Grounds for Sculpture
Sep 21 (Sun), 10:30 am
People's Climate March in NYC
Sep 23 (Tue), 7:00 pm
Protecting Endangered Species
Sep 27 (Sat), 10:00 am
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve and Delaware Canal Towpath Hike
Sep 27 (Sat), 10:00 am
Singles Hike - Turtleback Rock Hike, South Mountain Reservation
Sep 28 (Sun), 10:00 am
Trail Maintenance--Wawayanda State Park
Sep 28 (Sun), 10:00 am
Silver Singles Walk at Palisades Interstate Park
Oct 4 (Sat), 11:00 am
Sierra Silver Singles Service Day--October Fest at Essex County Environmental Center
Oct 8 (Wed), 7:30 pm
American Experience: Rachael Carson’s Silent Spring
Oct 11 (Sat), 10:00 am
Singles Hike - Wawayanda State Park

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March Information

March Information

Fracking Rapid Response 09/12

Fracking Rapid Response 09/12

River Cleanup Outing

River Cleanup Outing

Activists at Stockton College

Activists at Stockton College

The Peoples Climate March

Join the BIGGEST climate march in history in New York City Sunday September 21st!

Starting September 23rd, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis, leading up to the UN Climate Change Conference, Paris, 2015. We're going to be there by the tens of thousands to demand they take action on climate change.... More information.

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Transco Environmental Review Wrong, Ignores Impacts
Tue, 9 Sep 2014 11:33:54 -0400

Sierra Club Submits Comments on RGGI Withdrawal Rule
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:30:17 -0400

Taking the Fenimore Fight to Trenton
Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:24:04 -0400

​Christie Pulls out of RGGI Again
Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:22:50 -0400

Fly Over to Stop Frack Waste
Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:21:38 -0400

Keep the Frack Out of Our Water!

Hydraulic Fracturing, better known as fracking, which injects millions of gallons of water mixed with toxic chemicals, into the ground horizontally breaking up the bed rock to obtain natural gas. This may be one of the biggest risks to our water and our environment. The New Jersey Sierra Club has been working diligently to fight fracking from completely banning fracking in NJ & banning fracking wastewater from coming into our state.
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Take Action Now!

Drinking Water Threat! Casino Proposed in Middle of Sterling Forest!
Send your comments to the NY Gaming Commission now urging them to protect Sterling Forest and our clean drinking water supply by rejecting the Genting Americas proposal!
Your Senator is KEY to Overriding the Gov's Veto of the Fracking Waste Ban Bill!
Email your Senator today and urge them to help protect our drinking waters from the Gas Industry's toxic waste.
New Coastal Rules Leave NJ Vulnerable to Future Storms- Email DEP your Concerns!
For the first time since Hurricane Sandy, the DEP is proposing changes to the regulations that oversee coastal development.
Gov. Christie Pulling NJ from Important Carbon Reducing Compact! Email DEP NOW
The DEP has just released the rule proposal that would officially remove us from RGGI and we need your help to block it!
Call Gov. Christie Today & Urge Him to SIGN the Fracking Waste Ban Bill!
Call Governor Christie now at 609-292-6000 and urge him to sign S1041, the Fracking Wastewater Bill.
Zombie Development Coming Back to Life, Impacting the Highlands!
Preakness Mountain, a scenic mountain and symbol of the Highlands region, will be the site of 200+ homes under a settlement DEP is proposing to enter with a developer. We need your help to stop the project from moving forward!
Public Land Logging Bill Resurrected and Up in Committee Monday!
Our public forests are under threat yet again. The bill that would open up our state parks to commercial logging has been reintroduced.
Help Stop Dirty Politics in Pinelands Pipeline Battle!
Stop dirty politics for dirty energy. Let key legislators know you oppose the SJG pipeline and all the pollution and environmental destruction that comes with it.
Hearings Next Week on Sandy Rebuilding & Recovery
Next week the public will finally have an opportunity to comment on the state's Sandy Recovery Action Plan at 3 public hearings!
Stop the Delaware River Fish Kills! There's a Better Way to Cool Off
Write to NJ Governor Chris Christie and DE Governor Jack Markell urging them to require new permits for Salem, Mercer Coal Plant, and the Delaware City Refinery that will better protect our fish and aquatic ecosystems.
Congressional Bill would SPEED UP Pipeline Reviews- Help us Stop Gift to Gas Industry!
The Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act (HR 1900) is a wish list from the natural gas industry!
Tell Gov. Christie Climate Change Action Needed Now
Gov. Christie said climate change "is not a main concern". We need strong action now to protect our state from future storms

The End of a Coal Era?

The 100th coal plant since 2010 -- GenOn Generation Station in Portland, PA -- has announced plans for retirement!

We are winning as city by city, communities are standing up and saying no to coal and yes to clean energy. Public officials and energy utilities are realizing the economics and health problems caused by our addiction to coal just don't add up.

Let's continue this trend by adding more coal plants to this list and to promote a clean energy future!

This plant is the largest source of pollution in Northwest New Jersey causing not only environmental problems, but also affecting the health of the community around the plant. With this terrific news now the people of New Jersey and the country can breathe easier. Not only that, but our efforts have led to the equivalent of 11 million homes powered throughout the nation by clean energy! This amazing milestone, no doubt one of many to come, represents the hard work of our allies and thousands and thousands of concerned residents just like you!

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Our choice: Either make history, or we're all history. Are you ready to MARCH!?!
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:00:01 +0100

Who's COMING!?!?! LIKE & SHARE if you are meeting us in the STREETS!
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:15:27 +0100

Pilgrim Pipeline will make their FIRST public presentation on Sept 30th in Kinne...
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:46:10 +0100

Don’t let this moment pass you by. Don’t wake up the day after the march with re...
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:30:01 +0100

We'll see you at the #PeoplesClimate March, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon! h...
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:31:13 +0100

NJ Chapter Achievements

  • Preserving Natural Habitats
    Years of work by the NJ Chapter paid off with the preservation of the 392-acre Petty's Island, located in the heart of the Delaware River Estuary. The island, which is home to wildlife like bald eagles and herons, was official preserved on Earth Day 2009 to serve as an ecological, cultural, and historical preserve.

    After a 10 year battle, the Windy Acres site was purchased as Green Acres. The site, adjacent to the Round Valley Reservoir in Clinton, was being considered for a residential development but is now preserved open space. We helped stop a 400-plus condominium development proposed to be built on 180 acres of open space next to Jockey Hollow National Historic Park in Morris Township.

    We won a local victory in Clinton, after successful grassroots campaign that stopped the construction of an office building next to Spruce Run Reservoir. The same members in were active in the fight to prevent a 172-acre truck depot from being built in Warren County.

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