#Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving on December 1st! There are FIVE ways to donate to NY/NJ Baykeeper without even writing a check! Many credit card companies including Capital One, let you turn earned points or airline miles into a check for the charity of your choice Start your holiday shopping at smile.amazon.com. It’s the same great Amazon you love, only generous! Select Raritan Baykeeper, Inc. as your charity of choice and .05% of your purchase will be automatically donated to us – at no cost to you! Most airlines will let you donate expiring or unused airline Read more →
Posted on May 21, 2013
NY/NJ Baykeeper has been receiving calls from citizens concerned about what they fear are oil spills. Algae blooms often occur in the spring but we suspect that this year’s blooms are earlier and larger because of the 11 billions of raw sewage that spilled in the NY/NJ Harbor during Superstorm Sandy. Please take a moment to read our fact sheet on algae blooms and what you can do to help prevent them.Read More
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Submit YOUR Comment for Reasonable Shellfish Rules!
Isn’t New Jersey supposed to be “Stronger than the Storm?” The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) ban on shellfish research and restoration programs in the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary has been set in stone since 2010, even after Superstorm Sandy prompted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to recommend beefing up shellfish reefs to protect shorelines from storm surge and erosion. But wait! – the ridiculousness continues. On November 16th, NJDEP moved to make this ban permanent when it proposed Shellfish Rules that will make it nearly impossible to conduct valuable shoreline resiliency research. The Rules only allow shellfish Read more →
Making Crude Oil by Rail Safer and Transparent
You may have driven by a long train full of black tanker cars and wondered what it was carrying and where it was going. More than likely it is full of crude oil from the Bakken fields in Canada or the western part of the US. These are the same tankers that have been in the news recently because of derailments and explosions. We don’t want history to repeat itself. The spike in crude oil shipments have has led to the loss of 47 lives in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, in July 2013, along with countless derailments in Virginia, West Virginia, Illinois, Read more →
Become a Member Today!
The fight for clean water takes a team of dedicated people like you. We need your support today in order to continue our work as leaders on protecting, preserving, and restoring the Hudson-Raritan Estuary! Read more →
Judge Hogan Approved Christie’s Sweetheart Exxon Deal – Even Though NJ Said NO!
For the past 100 years, Exxon’s petroleum waste pollution within its Linden and Bayonne sites has destroyed approximately 1,700 acres of delicate salt marsh, freshwater wetlands, upland meadows, and streams. These two sites represent the largest hazardous waste sites in NJ. The Bayonne site alone has over 7 million gallons of oil floating on top of ground water. The damage caused by Exxon was estimated to cost $8.9 billion, according to NJ Department of Environmental Protection for the excavation, restoration, off-site mitigation, and compensation for lost public resources. However, Governor Chris Christie’s administration has quietly and quickly proposed a settlement Read more →