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KNOCK KNOCK…who’s there? Not Clean Ocean Action! (COA)

COA does not go door-to-door. We do not solicit funds or signatures, or distribute information through canvassing. If you have questions or concerns, COA suggests contacting your town administrator. Please further note that Clean Ocean Action has no financial affiliation with the organization called Clean Water Action (formerly known as NJ Environmental Federation) or any other canvasing organization.



On June 6, the NJDEP denied six crucial permits for the NESE pipeline, including construction permits in wetlands, coastal, and flood hazard areas. In addition, the agency denied the Water Quality Certificate that is necessary for construction of the offshore location of the proposed pipeline running through the Raritan Bay. Clean Ocean Action applauds Governor Murphy and his DEP for denying these six crucial permits for the Williams/Transco Northeast Supply Enhancement Pipeline! While this is an important victory for the Bayshore, the denial ensures Williams will be back. In fact five days after the denial the company already resubmitted their application. Read more


Here's how you can help fight the pipeline reapplication:

1. Call Governor Murphy (609) 292-6000. Write him at

2. Sign the petition – share with family and friends

3. Stay tuned for further actions from COA!


Read COA's formal comments submitted to the NJDEP on May 2nd.

Record Numbers Released in COA's 2018 Beach Sweeps Report

On April 2, 2019, Clean Ocean Action released the 2018 Beach Sweeps Report at Sandy Hook at a press conference overlooking the ocean, highlighting the twelve most commonly collected items (“The Dirty Dozen”) along with the most outrageous finds (“The Roster of the Ridiculous”) and detailing the breakdown of the total 454,365 pieces of marine debris collected by a record 10,148 energetic volunteers.

To view the 2018 Beach Sweeps Report click here

Blast Offshore Drilling & Seismic Testing!


Rally against the Trump Administrations unprecedented attack on our oceans. Sign the petition and voice your opposition to seismic blasting and offshore oil and gas developments. Blast the Blasters and send a letter to the CEOs of the 5 companies permitted to harm 396,875 marine mammals through seismic blasting in the Atlantic Ocean.

Sign the Petition

Blast the Blasters

For the fourth consecutive year COA has achieved a 4-Star Rating by Charity Navigator!

“Only 17% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 4 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Clean Ocean Action outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Clean Ocean Action apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”

New Jersey & New York Towns Continue to Eliminate Single-Use Plastics


View a complete list of NJ & NY ordinances addressing single-use plastics


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