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Less Shelter from the Storm: An Analysis of How Federal Budget Proposals Put New Jersey at Risk

Environment New Jersey analyzed the FY 2018 budget proposed by President Trump in the spring of 2017 and the current House and Senate appropriations bills and their impact on programs that protect communities from storm-related impacts. Overall, the Trump administration proposes a 31% ($2.6 billion) budget decrease for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) -- the primary agency for protecting the air we breathe and the water we drink, and reducing our exposure to toxic chemicals.

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Less Shelter from the Storm: Trump & Congressional Budgets Put New Jersey at Risk

After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma recently pummeled our coasts, Environment New Jersey warned that pending budget proposals from the Trump Administration and Congress threaten key programs that protect our communities from storm- related impacts.  The group documented threats to programs that prevent or curb flooding, sewage overflows and leaks from toxic waste sites. Environment New Jersey also called for preventing more global warming-fueled extreme weather in the future. 

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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Back To School: New Toolkit To Help Get The Lead Out from School Drinking Water

With “back to school” in full swing this week, Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center offered a new toolkit to help parents, teachers, and administrators Get the Lead Out of schools’ drinking water.  Citing a lack of accurate information on lead contamination in water and how schools should prevent it, Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center encouraged parents and teachers to put the new toolkit on their “back to school” reading list. 

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Report | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Get the Lead Out Back to School Toolkit

Our children need safe drinking water – especially at their schools.  Unfortunately, lead is contaminating drinking water at schools and pre-schools across the country, including here in New Jersey. This “Back to School” toolkit is designed to help parents, teachers and school officials get the facts on lead in drinking water and make the case for strong local action to ensure safe drinking water at school.

 

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Report | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

“Rough Waters Ahead

The EPA has been essential to clean up and restore the Delaware River watersheds, and now that progress is in jeopardy. The Trump Administration has proposed deep and devastating cuts to the EPA’s budget. Even if the president’s proposed cuts are scaled back by Congress, they would still have profound negative impacts on the agency’s ability to deter pollution from industrial facilities, agriculture, sewage treatment plants, runoff and other sources, while undercutting efforts to restore iconic waterbodies such as the Delaware River.  We can’t go back to the bad old days.

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