Learn about New Jersey Energy Issues at Earth Day Forum

(Photo credit: Mary Galioto)

A coalition of environmental groups that are part of Empower New Jersey, along with Indivisible Princeton, will host an educational forum focused on state-wide energy issues on Monday, April 22, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, NJ. Members of the public are invited to attend this free event.

The speakers include leaders of major statewide environmental organizations. They will discuss the dozen new fossil fuel projects proposed throughout New Jersey, including the PennEast Pipeline and the Williams’ Northeast Compressor Stations and proposals by the coalition to combat these projects, including proposals for a moratorium on fossil fuel development and a complete ban on fracking.

Speakers include:

  • Amy Goldsmith, N.J. State Director of Clean Water Action, who will discuss Empower New Jersey and campaign overview;
  • Doug O’Malley, State Director of Environment NJ, who will discuss environmental issues related to fossil fuels;
  • Jeff Tittel, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, New Jersey Chapter, who will discuss the status of the Penn East and NESE projects;
  • Matthew Smith, senior organizer of Food and Water Watch will describe how citizens can take action; and
  • Rev. Bob Moore, of Princeton Community Peace Action.

Empower NJ is a coalition of over 50 environmental, citizen, faith-based, and progressive groups in New Jersey that are calling on Governor Murphy to enact a moratorium on all new fossil fuel projects in New Jersey until there are rules in place to achieve our 100% clean energy goals. The organization has been sponsoring informational forums throughout New Jersey.  More information is available at www.empowernewjersey.com.

In addition to Indivisible Princeton, co-sponsors include Princeton Coalition for Peace Action, the Princeton Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby, and UUCP’s Ministry for Earth.

Indivisible Princeton is a grassroots bipartisan organization that is dedicated to raising awareness about and challenging federal actions impacting human rights, the environment, reproductive rights and other issues. For more information, see their Facebook page.

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