More on Environment

Jun 5, 2013

NL Industries files lawsuit about local slag site naming Old Bridge as a defendant, among others | Home News Tribune

As a result of urging by U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J. 6th District, the RBS site was placed on the Superfund National Priorities List in 2009. Pallone long has prioritized the cleanup of this lead contaminated site so the local community may once again access the waterfront area without worry of health hazards.

May 31, 2013

Pallone, EPA Announce Finalized Plans to Clean Up Raritan Bay Slag Superfund Site

Pallone Also Introduces Legislation Holding Polluters Accountable for Superfund Sites

May 31, 2013

Raritan Bay Cleanup is Set | Wall Street Journal

Plans have been finalized to clean up a toxic waste site on Raritan Bay. New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone made the announcement Friday at the Raritan Bay Slag Superfund site in Old Bridge with representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency.

May 31, 2013

EPA, Pallone announce finalized plans to clean up Raritan Bay toxic waste site | The Republic

"Cleaning this site will be a positive force for the local economy, creating jobs and, once finished, yielding a safe public park and beach for all to enjoy," Rep. Frank Pallone said Friday. "I commend EPA for their hard work on this site despite the potential for serious setbacks due to damage done by Hurricane Sandy."

May 10, 2013

Carrying water for an end to mountaintop removal | Southern Studies

The activists are calling on lawmakers to support the Clean Water Protection Act (CWPA), which would offer some basic protections for Appalachian streams. First introduced in 2002, the CWPA (H.R. 1837) was introduced again this week by Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) and currently has 45 co-sponsors.

Apr 11, 2013

Report: Extreme Weather Events More Likely, More Often | Patch

Rep. Frank Pallone, a Democrat representing New Jersey's 6th Congressional District, said he’s still amazed by the destruction wrought by Sandy, even five months after the storm. As daunting as the prospect of similar storms striking in the future is, Pallone says, so too is the continuing opposition of Republican opponents in Congress, who reject the science of climate change.