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Stop the Williams Pipeline!

Posted on Apr 2, 2017

Stop the Williams Pipeline!

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 habitat for clams, horseshoe crabs, fish, and other marine animals. This is a step backwards for our energy policy and the environment by committing the region to more fossil fuel infrastructure projects that may be unnecessary or...

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Together, We Can Trump Pollution

Posted on Apr 2, 2017

Together, We Can Trump Pollution

As you’ve probably heard, President Trump has publicaly stated, “We are going to get rid of it [US Environmental Protection Agency] in almost every form.”  Stripping down regulations and agencies that protect our waterways and natural resources favors the interests of polluters instead of the people. We need YOUR help to protect what is rightfully ours!  The EPA was created in 1972 to protect swimmable, fishable, and drinkable waterways and the ecosystems that depend on them. There’s no time to move backwards when we’ve come this far! Take action by telling your Congress member that cuts to...

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Bet You’ve Never Seen Plastic Pollution Explained Like This Before…

Posted on Apr 2, 2017

Bet You’ve Never Seen Plastic Pollution Explained Like This Before…

At an unsettling time when science is threatened by the Trump Administration, there is no better time to launch baykeeperplasticstory.org, our new website that provides you the facts and science of plastic pollution and ways you can help! An alarming 165 million plastic pieces are floating in the NY-NJ Harbor, based on our research, and more than 663 species are impacted by plastic pollution, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). You’ll find the website uses animation and photography to explore this serious threat to our waters and the ecosystems that depend on...

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NJDEP – Not doing enough to protect local waters

Posted on Apr 1, 2017

April 4, 2017 The NJDEP recently proposed a renewal to Tier A and Tier B municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4’s) permits that, while adding clarity and detail to 2009’s permits, is still not enough to improve water quality in New Jersey. More specifically, it is not strong enough on the incorporation of impaired waters into the permitting requirements or the development and implementation of Total Maximum Daily Loads, or TMDLs, into permitting and planning. Generally, a body of water can take in and clean out a certain amount of pollutants naturally based on factors such as tide,...

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Staff Picks! Greg Recommends His Top 6 Scenic Bike Rides Along the Raritan Bayshore

Posted on Mar 2, 2017

Staff Picks! Greg Recommends His Top 6 Scenic Bike Rides Along the Raritan Bayshore

Greg Remaud, NY/NJ Baykeeper Deputy Director’s 6 Recommendations for Scenic Bike Rides Along the Raritan Bayshore: Staff Recommendations: We are excited to introduce a new initiative at NY/NJ Baykeeper – staff picks!  Some our favorite things to explore, read, learn or taste in the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary. Our very own Deputy Director, Greg Remaud, kicks us off with his top picks for great scenic recreational bike rides near the Raritan Bayshore. These recommendations are for safe uncongested cycling routes meant to introduce those unfamiliar with the area to some of the countless...

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Two Plastic Documentaries to Get Inspired

Posted on Feb 14, 2017

1. Plastic Paradise: the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Did you know that nearly all receipts are coated with BPA (a chemical used to make many plastics) and that BPA can quickly contaminate your blood when you handle your receipts? This is just one startling fact I learned from Plastic Paradise: the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a 2013 documentary directed by Angela Sun. Sun digs deeper into our reliance on convenient, single-use plastics and the startling threats they pose to ecosystem health, as well as humans. Sun offers ways you can take action now by simply voting with our wallets, buying...

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