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Say No to Offshore Drilling

Posted on Jan 19, 2018

Say No to Offshore Drilling

On January 4th, 2018 the Trump administration declared war on the shore when Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke announced the next phase of President Trump’s new 5-year Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. The plan includes opening the entire Atlantic Ocean from Maine to Florida for drilling including all of the Jersey Shore and NY’s South Shore and would allow rigs to come within 3 miles of beaches.   HOW YOU CAN HELP Submit a comment on the Draft Proposed PROGRAM (DPP) for the 2019-2024 Outer Continental Shelf and Gas Leasing Program as well as the Bureau of Energy...

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YOU are needed to help protect, preserve, and restore the NY-NJ Habor Estuary. Please donate today!

Posted on Jan 3, 2018

YOU are needed to help protect, preserve, and restore the NY-NJ Habor Estuary. Please donate today!

You matter more than ever. In a time of increased worry about cuts to federal funding for environmental programs – partners like you matter now more than ever. We don’t know what the future holds for federal programs, but we are certain that NY/NJ Baykeeper will continue to protect, preserve, and restore the NY/NJ Harbor Estuary by doing what we do best – providing scientific insights into the pollution in our waterways and natural alternatives to help combat climate change as well as continuing to provide accurate, objective, information to policymakers and communities about the...

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Another Pipeline? No Thanks.

Posted on Jan 3, 2018

Another Pipeline? No Thanks.

About the Proposed Pipeline Williams Transco has proposed a 23.4-mile pipeline project to expand its existing Transco transmission system to transport natural gas from the Marcellus Shale region through Raritan Bay to New York. If built, the pipeline will disrupt YOUR fishing, boating. and recreational activities! Construction of the pipeline would also disturb 14,000 acres of habitat for clams, horseshoe crabs, fish, and other marine animals. The project is proposed to be completed by the end of 2019. This is a step backwards for our energy policy and the environment by committing the...

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Save Liberty State Park from Commercialization Threats

Posted on Jan 3, 2018

Save Liberty State Park from Commercialization Threats

Liberty State Park’s public open space is threatened once again. As the Christie administration heads out the door, The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is moving forward with a backroom secret lease for a second massive private marina on Liberty State Park property. This Southside marina is a major threat to the public’s access to the precious waterfront open space and open harbor vistas that this park provides. The construction of a “Millionaire’s Marina” along the park’s non-commercial Southside will severely harm its use by families who treasure this area...

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Sami’s 18 Resolutions for a Greener 2018

Posted on Jan 1, 2018

Get Outside. Visit New York and New Jersey’s state and county parks. Check out Greg’s recommendations for trails throughout the Raritan Bayshore here. Plant A Tree: Trees are a natural green infrastructure solution to absorb rainfall and prevent water from adding to our stressed sewer systems. Skip the Straw. Americans use 500 million plastic straws per day. Say, “no straw please” when ordering a drink or even bring your own.  Learn more here. Become A Member. Together we can protect, preserve and restore our unique urban environment. More info on how to become a NY/NJ Baykeeper member here....

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5 Tips for a Waste-Less Holiday Season

Posted on Dec 19, 2017

5 Tips for a Waste-Less Holiday Season

December 21, 2017 It’s not surprising that from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, household waste increases by more than 25 percent, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Between gift wrapping, plastic packaging, and single-use food-ware, it all adds up. Contrary to what the Grinch portrays, your garbage doesn’t get sent to Mount Crumpit. Rather it is transported to overburdened landfills, polluting incinerators, and accidentally discharged into our waterways.  Here are a few eco-friendly ideas to make your holidays a little greener this year.  1. Bring Your Own. BYO...

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