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EELC Addresses Health Issues From Bayonne Bridge Raising

The raising of the Bayonne Bridge is causing environmental health impacts in NJ and NY port communities. As a result from the $1.3 Billion bridge project by the Port Authority of NY & NJ, more diesel trucks will be driving through these neighborhoods causing more air pollution. Check out what EELC and its partners are […]

EELC and NRDC File Federal Lawsuit on Behalf of Coalition for Healthy Ports Against the Raising of the Bayonne Bridge

Citing repeated failures to assess evidence about the enormous hazards to public health of the plan to raise the Bayonne Bridge—elevated levels of heart disease, lung cancer and asthma in New Jersey and exposure to arsenic, lead, asbestos and PCBs in Staten Island–a coalition of organizations representing communities in Newark and Staten Island surrounding the […]

The Washington Post Addresses Newark Residents’ Concerns Regarding the Bayonne Bridge Expansion Project

Read the article below or click here to view it on The Washington Post website. By Darryl Fears, The Washington Post, Nay 5, 2013 The big trucks roar out of Port Newark like a beastly herd, snorting, grinding gears and belching exhaust as they rush through the predominantly black South Ward neighborhood. “In one hour, […]

The Legal Framework Of Environmental Impacts From Pipelines

The Eastern Environmental Law Center (EELC) has been working for a number of years to stop the numerous pipelines proposed to cross New Jersey and bring natural gas from Marcellus shale regions in Pennsylvania to markets in New York City, New England, and beyond.  Our efforts have revolved around representing groups through the Federal Energy […]