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Former EPA lead for environmental justice joins EELC Board

On behalf of the Eastern Environmental Law Center Board of Directors, Co-Chairs of the Board  Alexi Assmus and Edward Lloyd are pleased to welcome Lisa Garcia as the newest board member. Ms. Garcia is a powerhouse in the environmental community  and her diverse experience, both state- and nation-wide, will be a great asset to EELC. […]

Please join EELC’s Executive Director Chris Miller at Northwest NJ Rivers Conference

Would you like to know more about the power municipalities have to support sustainable projects and to oppose those that are not? Chris Miller, EELC’s Executive Director, is speaking on how towns can use their municipal land use powers to protect the environment at this year’s online Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference coordinated by the New […]

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NJ home condemned due to SRL pipeline blowout

“They gave me two minutes to grab what I could while they stood in the door in case it collapsed while I was in there…” Barbara Fox-Cooper, 77, whose Upper Freehold home was condemned Friday due to damages from the accidental release of mud and water from an SRL drilling site. From nj.com June 23, […]

EELC Statement in Support of Racial Justice

The Eastern Environmental Law Center stands with those taking action to promote racial justice in response to the outrageous killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and countless others. These killings are painful examples of the disproportionate and unjust harms wrought upon Black communities by systemic racism.  These harms are myriad, and pervasive.  EELC remains steadfastly […]

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Synapse Energy Economics report finds NESE likely not needed to meet long-term energy demand. Read the Synapse report here. EELC represents a coalition of environmental and citizen groups in opposition to NESE – a proposed pipeline that would run under Raritan Bay and deliver fracked-gas to the New York City area. Synapse Energy Economics provides research, […]

Eastern Environmental Law Center names Executive Director

Chris Miller, attorney who worked on Newark’s environmental justice ordinance, will head EELC The Eastern Environmental Law Center’s Board of Trustees is excited to announce that Chris Miller has been named as executive director.  Chris is a seasoned environmental and land use attorney and joins EELC after twelve years of practice at one of New […]

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Proposed site of NESE Compressor Station 206

Our work this year: Climate change, pipelines, establishing a framework for NJ’s clean energy mandate, contamination in Newark, and open space

The Eastern Environmental Law Center’s Board and staff sends best wishes for a happy holiday season and thanks you for supporting our mission: clean energy, open space, sustainable development, and environmental justice. Climate change is an existential threat to the planet, yet numerous fossil fuel projects have been proposed for New Jersey, with gas pipelines […]

Aaron Kleinbaum, Executive Director of EELC, will step down to become NJ Assistant Attorney General

Kleinbaum leaves behind his record as a legal advocate for a clean energy future, for preserved open space, and for environmental justice in disadvantaged communities. Under his leadership, EELC has had victories in combating climate change, including a recent denial of state permits for the NESE fracked gas pipeline project.  Kleinbaum has opened up a […]

Victory in New Jersey!

Newark, NJ (June 6, 2019) – Environmental groups and impacted homeowners declare victory and applaud the Murphy administration’s New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) for the June 5, 2019 denial of Williams/Transco’s proposed Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) pipeline project, which would transport fracked natural gas through New Jersey from the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania […]

nj.com: Environmentalists beg for a halt as work on $180M Pinelands pipeline begins

As seasoned environmental and energy lawyers, EELC’S attorneys sued on behalf of New Jersey Sierra Club to stop the so-called Southern Reliability Link (SRL) pipeline in the #Pinelands. SRL poses a safety threat and would disrupt Pinelands communities. Also, it threatens wildlife and habitat in the environmentally-sensitive Pinelands region, and would risk contaminating groundwater in the event of […]

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Year End letter from our Executive Director

Greetings to all of our friends and supporters. Much has happened since I wrote you last. I have been heartened to see New Jersey pass the Clean Energy Act of 2018 and commit to a 2019 Energy Master Plan that would lay out a pathway to 100% clean energy for New Jersey by 2050.   We have also […]

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Newsletter: Fall Greetings from EELC

Greetings to all of our friends and supporters. Much has happened since I wrote you last. I have been heartened to see New Jersey pass the Clean Energy Act of 2018 and commit to a 2019 Energy Master Plan that would lay out a pathway to 100% clean energy for New Jersey by 2050.   We have also […]