Tell Governor Christie: Protect New Jersey’s Drinking Water ‏           

As the population of New Jersey grows, so does our need for clean water.  It is unacceptable that the state hasn’t take action on this issue critical to the well-being of all its residents.


Groundwater supplies are being depleted in parts of the state. In parts of Cape May and Cumberland Counties salt water intrusion has made some water supply wells useless for human consumption. Ecological habitats are being impacted by the depletion of groundwater supplies for human use.

New Jersey residents trust the state to care for and manage the water resources that we all depend on to live.  Yet the state has not revised its water supply master plan since 1996 – nearly nineteen years ago. The failure of the state to adopt a new water supply plan puts residents at risk for a water crisis similar to what is happening in states like California.Governor Christie must release the state water supply plan so that New Jersey can begin to address our aging water infrastructure and plan for the demands that are being placed on our precious water.  Add your nameto the petition to tell Governor Christie to prevent a water crisis and approve a new Water Supply Master Plan.

This petition is sponsored by American Littoral Society, the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions, New Jersey Highlands Coalition, New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, and Pinelands Preservation Alliance.

 

Your state leaders are:
Senator THOMAS H. KEAN, JR. - Republican 
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=220
Office: 425 North Ave. East, Suite C, Westfield, NJ 07090    (908) 232-3673
Office: 251 North Ave. West, 2nd Floor, Westfield, NJ 07090    (908) 232-2073

Assemblyman JON M. BRAMNICK - Republican 
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=222
Office: 251 North Ave. West, 2nd Floor, Westfield, NJ 07090     (908) 232-2073

Assemblywoman NANCY F. MUNOZ - Republican
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=314
Office: 425 North Ave. East, Suite C, Westfield, NJ 07090     (908) 232-3673
Office: 251 North Ave. West, 2nd Floor, Westfield, NJ 07090    (908) 232-2073

Governor Chris Christie - Republican
http://www.state.nj.us/governor/index.shtml
Office of the Governor, PO Box 001, Trenton, NJ 08625 (609) 292-6000


Your Congressman and Senators are:
Congressman Leonard Lance - Republican
http://lance.house.gov/
Office: 425 North Avenue East Westfield, NJ 07090    (908) 518-7733

Senator Cory Booker - Democrat
http://www.booker.senate.gov/
One Gateway Center 11-43 Raymond Plaza West Suite 2300 Newark, NJ 07102 (973) 639-8700

Senator Robert Menendez - Democrat
http://menendez.senate.gov/
One Gateway Center, Suite 1100 Newark, NJ 07102 (973) 645-3030


Keep Informed / Take Action

Environment New Jersey - http://www.environmentnewjersey.org/
Environment New Jersey is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. Our professional staff combines independent research, practical ideas and tough-minded advocacy to overcome the opposition of powerful special interests and win real results for New Jersey's environment. Environment New Jersey draws on over 30 years of success in tackling our state's top environmental problems.

National Resources Defense Council - www.nrdc.org
NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.3 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals.

Association of Environmental Commissions - http://www.anjec.org/
ANJEC, a non-profit organization, helps New Jersey environmental commissions, individuals, local and state agencies preserve natural resources and promote sustainable communities.