Override the Veto of the Fracking Waste Ban

OVERRIDE THE VETO!
BAN FRACKING WASTE DUMPING

Waste from drilling and fracking for shale gas has been shown to contain radioactive material and other known carcinogens. In Pennsylvania radioactive fracking wastewater has reportedly been discharged into waterways. To prevent this from happening in New Jersey, we need to act now!

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection is reporting that facilities Kearny, Carteret, and Elizabeth have been shipped fracking waste.

Governor Christie vetoed the fracking waste ban, which was passed by the Senate ...

Continue Reading →
0

Immigration as a Moral Issue – Statement of Conscience

UUA CSAI (Congregational Study/Action Issue)
2010-2014 “Immigration as a Moral Issue”

At General Assembly in 2010, Immigration as a Moral Issue was selected as the UUA Congregational Study Action Issue for the next four years. Congregations and districts were encouraged to begin programs of education and reflection, service, community organizing, advocacy, and public witness. The General Assembly held in Phoenix in 2012 was specifically focused on Immigration issues, and the staff Commission on Social Witness (CSW) organized and conducted ...

Continue Reading →
0

Report Documents Costs of Fracking

Environment New Jersey Research has released a report documenting a wide range of dollars and cents costs imposed by dirty drilling.  As documented in The Costs of Fracking, fracking creates millions of dollars of health costs related to everything from air pollution to ruined roads to contaminated property.   While the report documents a wide range of costs imposed by fracking, Environment New Jersey is particularly concerned about the impact of fracking waste on New Jersey’s waterways.

See www.environmentnewjersey.org for ...

Continue Reading →
0

Welcome Back to a New Church Year

I just learned that the Governor vetoed the Ban on Fracking waste, citing that it was unconstitutional under the commerce laws.  To date, there are no guidelines for fracking waste, but what we do know is that it contains many more toxins than would normally be allowed by the EPA – except the fracking industry has gotten an exemption from EPA water standards.  We also know that if the waste is not classified as toxic waste, it will be treated ...

Continue Reading →
0

Fracking Waste Ban Vetoed

On September 21, the governor vetoed legislation that would have banned fracking waste in New Jersey, saying it is unconstitutional.

There will be a press conference on September 24, between 12:30pm and 2:30pm depending on the schedule for the committees that day. It will be in Room 109. I plan to be there.

Stay tuned for details on what you can do to help to override this veto, we’ll be working iwth Food and Water Watch, Environment NJ and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network,  ...

Continue Reading →
0

New Report on the Cost of Fracking

Environment New Jersey Research has released a report documenting a wide range of dollars and cents costs imposed by dirty drilling.  As documented in The Costs of Fracking, fracking (hydraulic fracturing) creates millions of dollars of health costs related to everything from air pollution to ruined roads to contaminated property.   While the report documents a wide range of costs imposed by fracking, Environment New Jersey is particularly concerned about the impact of fracking waste on New Jersey’s waterways.

See www.environmentnewjersey.org for more information ...

Continue Reading →
0

Worship Arts Festival – Feb. 22-23, 2013

The UU Church in Cherry Hill is hosting the Joseph Priestley District’s 2013 Worship Arts Festival on February 22-23, 2013.  Peter Bowden, UU growth, outreach, and media consultant, will be the featured presenter. The annual event features a plenary session and workshops for anyone involved in the art of creating meaningful UU worship experiences.  For more info:  http://uumetrony.org/metronyminute/sep12/WAF.pdf

Continue Reading →
0

October 20 – Fall Issues Workshop

Fall Issues Workshop Saturday, October 20, 2012

9am to 3pm at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood, New Jersey
(www.uuridgewood.org for directions)

This gathering will be a working session to:

  • Discuss the current issues in our Task Force meetings
  • Learn how you can work with UULMNJ in your home congregation
  • Hear a special presentation on Poverty in New Jersey by Allan Lichtenstein, Legal Services of New Jersey Poverty Research Institute
  • Gather and celebrate at a reception for the ...
Continue Reading →
0
Page 1 of 2 12
Welcome to the UULMNJ.org website: Get Informed! Get Involved!