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Summer 2014 Internships are now available! Interested? Click here to find out more information. 



Saturday, April 26, 2014 9:00am - 12:30pm



Spring Beach Sweeps are around the corner! There is still time to register as a volunteer or be a Beach Captain.

Click here for details and to sign up!

Click here to view the 2013 Beach Sweeps Annual Report



Action Alert: Stop Seismic Testing Off New Jersey

Despite the efforts of New Jersey elected officials, concerned citizens, and organizations like yours to close the door on seismic testing off our shores, we are now facing yet another seismic threat – this time right at our doorstep and happening already this summer.

Researchers at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (L-DEO), in collaboration with the National Science Foundation (NSF), have proposed a study of seafloor sediments 15 miles off the Barnegat Bay, to better understand historical changes in sea level from 60 million years ago through the present.


April 7: Latest concerns about this summer's proposed seismic activity via NBC 10 Philadelphia.

Read more on COA's blog. 

Read COA's Press Release.

Read joint letter to NMFS requesting extension



COA Comments on NJ Post-Sandy Action Plan

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is issuing its second round of disaster relief funding to states hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, and New Jersey has been allocated $1.463 billion.  Prior to disbursement of these funds, the State is required to update its action plan that details remaining unmet needs and how this round of funding will be used.  Clean Ocean Action presented oral comments at two of the three public hearings held by the State to solicit input on the amended action plan, and yesterday sent a letter to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Read more at COA's blog.



Beach Sweep Registration is Open for Spring 2014

Spring Beach Sweep registration is now open!  Join us April 26 and keep our beaches free of debris and garbage.  Be part of the solution!

 

Take your Beach Sweep to the next level!  Start your own Crowdrise page and support Beach Sweeps.  If you raise $100, COA will send you one of our Chico reusable bags made from recycled plastic bottles. 

 



Save Our Shore from LNG!



The fight against Liquefied Natural Gas & Port Ambrose needs your help!

UPDATE 12/5/13: The New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee unanimously passed a resolution opposing the proposed offshore facility Port Ambrose. The resolution was introduced by Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) along with an identical resolution in the Assembly (AR205) introduced by Assemblyman Sean Kean (R-30) and is co-sponsored by Asw. Diane Gove (R-9), Asm. Brian Rumpf (R-9), and Asm. Ruben Ramos (D-33). The resolutions are supported by 25 organizations in New Jersey who signed on to a letter urging the legislature to adopt the resolution.

 

UPDATE 11/1/13: The US Coast Guard announced a 90-day hold on processing the proposed Liberty LNG Port Ambrose offshore deepwater liquefied natural gas facility due to a lack of critical important information, several major application deficiencies, and many unaddressed federal requirements. Read more here!

 

Governor Christie and Governor Cuomo can still veto this project.  Call and tell our elected officials that you are against the Port Ambrose LNG project

You can reach Governor Christie at (609) 292-6000 and Governor Cuomo at (518) 474-8390.



Last Updated:  Friday, April 18, 2014
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