Click here for copies of ANJEC’s positions on:
- Climate Change
- Legislative Issues
- Regulatory Issues
- Storm Recovery
- Tree Removal
- Water Resources
- ANJEC joined with other environmental organizations in a letter of support for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), urging a review and strengthening of the program.
- West Windsor resolution supporting New Jersey's continued participation in RGGI
- ANJEC and other environmental organizations recommend amendments to Economic Opportunity Act (A3680)
- Environmental Summit,
Letter to the Governor, ANJEC and other groups comment on Governor
Christie's Executive Orders numbers 1 through 4.
- ANJEC testified against the NJ DEP’s adoption of its Waiver Rule, which does not give enough specific guidance or public involvement in the waiver process.
- ANJEC and 12 other environmental organizations wrote to the NJ DEP expressing dissatisfaction about the Stakeholder Process, and offered suggestions for improving the process.
- ANJEC joined with other environmental organizations asking Congress to condition storm recovery disbursements on those that reduce risk from future storm damage, fight climate change, drive resilency and foster adaptation.
- In response to Hurricane Sandy, environmental groups including ANJEC adopted “Community Principles” to guide New Jersey in recovering, rebuilding, and protecting the State from extreme weather.
- Jackson Township (Ocean) tree ordinance was unanimously upheld by NJ Supreme Court in May 2009, (see full decision ). The ordinance requires property owners to replace trees that they remove, or to pay into the Township's tree fund for planting new trees on publicly owned land.
ANJEC is encouraging municipalities to advocate for the prompt release of an updated version of the Statewide Water Supply Plan (SWSP). State law requires that the SWSP is updated every five years. The current Plan was developed in 1996, and is no longer adequate to provide scientific or policy guidance for New Jersey’s communities.
- Towns are encouraged to pass the Resolution in Support of Clean Water Supplies
ANJEC opposes A4335/S3156, which would undermine, create delays and open critical loopholes in the Water Quality Management Planning regulations (WQMP).
- ANJEC signed on to comments made by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network asking the Delaware River Basin Commission to withdraw its draft regulations for hydrofracking to recover natural gas because the rules do not to fulfill the Commission’s legal mandate to protect the water resources.
- Implementation of Water
Quality Management Rules provides authority to protect environmentally
sensitive areas, rules to try to implement Smart Growth and prevent extensive
sprawl, as well as rules that should be stronger and rules that were not
For additional information, contact ANJEC Resource Center or (973) 539-7547