While the 2017 election results are seen nationally as a repudiation of the Trump administration, here in New Jersey it’s even deeper than that. After eight years of Chris Christie, voters were determined to chart a new course, especially on issues like clean energy, climate change, and protecting our natural resources.
Today’s dystopian political scene won’t be our future.
This year, we’ve seen millions of people stand up for what’s right – people who never saw themselves as “political” or as activists. We have a detailed plan to harness that power to bring common sense and science back in office.
Opposition to Mariner East 2 Pipeline Powers Unprecedented Election Victories in Pennsylvania Communities11.7.17
Sunoco’s Mariner East 2 pipeline project was dealt a major blow today as communities took to the polls to elect candidates vowing to stand up to the pipeline and the corporation behind it.
Local organizers propelled candidates to victory in Uwchlan and West Goshen Townships, where new anti-pipeline majorities on both communities’ Boards of Supervisors could pose a serious challenge to the future of Sunoco’s Mariner East 2 gas liquids pipeline.
Talking to your neighbors can beat a dangerous pipeline.
In this world of digital communication, knocking on doors can seem old-fashioned, and maybe even a little scary, too. But talking to your neighbors gets results. And it might even stop a giant pipeline company right here in Pennsylvania.
The 350-mile Mariner East 2 pipeline would carry dangerous, highly explosive gas liquids across the state of Pennsylvania. State regulators are not taking action to stop construction, even after dozens of drilling spillsand cases of water contamination. And the threats posed by the Mariner East 2 only get worse if it is completed. But action at the local level can still stop Sunoco.
The Mariner East 2 pipeline poses an enormous public safety hazard to Middletown Township. Current local elected officials have failed to protect Middletown residents, but we can do something to change that.
That’s why Allyson Galloway and George Siter are running for Middletown Town Council. Food & Water Action has endorsed Allyson and George because they have pledged to do what it takes to protect their community from this pipeline.
Sunoco’s Mariner East 2 pipeline poses a serious risk to communities throughout the state of Pennsylvania. The 350-mile pipeline will carry highly explosive gas liquids derived from fracking across the state to a refinery near Philadelphia, where the material will be exported to Europe to manufacture plastics.
There is clear danger to our air, water and climate at every step along the pipeline’s path. But we can beat Sunoco by winning local elections in two key communities along the route of the Mariner East 2.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Food & Water Action is endorsing 17 candidates in New Jersey Senate and Assembly races, supporting candidates who will advance a progressive agenda on an array of issues, from stopping fracked gas pipelines and water privatization to promoting a just, rapid transition to 100 percent renewable energy.