status of support to cap, close & filter air

Governor Phil Murphy

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Refusal to Comment since April 27, 2019. Lack of Leadership despite clear evidence of negligence on behalf of Commisioners of NJSEA and Director of Operations who lied about being the source and continue to deny that hydrogen sulfide gas is not toxic but a "nuisance gas". DEP Commissioner McCabe is silent despite closure of other privately owned landfills with fewer violations. 

Senator Nicholas J. Sacco

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Cap, Close & Filter Air. Took Leadership Position in proposing Concurrent Resolution 180 in New Jersey Senate urging the NJSEA Commissioners to Cap, Close and Filter Air from the Keegan Landfill.

Senator Brian P. Stack

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Cap, Close and Filter Air.

Senator Barbara Cunningham

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Cap, Close & Filter Air.

Senator Troy Singleton

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Cap, Close & Filter Air.

Assemblywoman Angela Jimenez

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Joined in Support of Senator Sacco's Resolution on Facebook on 10/4/2019

Assemblyman Pedro Mejias

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Joined in Support of Senator Sacco's Resolution on Facebook on 10/4/2019

Kearny Mayor Alberto Santos & Council

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Cap,  Close and Filter Air

Harrison Mayor James Fife & Council

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Partial Closure Only Per Resolution

East Newark Mayor Joseph Smith & Council

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Silent

US Senator Robert Menendez

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Silent.

US Senator Cory Booker

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Silent.

US Congressman Albio Sires

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Asked for DEP Review only.

Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr.

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Asked for DEP Review Only. 

Freeholder Albert Cifelli

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Cap, Close & Filter Air. Marched in 4/27/2019 Keegan Landfill Protest.

Councilman Anselmo Millan

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Cap, Close & Filter Air. Marched in 4/27/2019 Keegan Landfill Protest. With volunteers including Edward"Nick" Azevedo collected 2000 signatures on Petition to Close Keegan.

North Arlington Mayor Daniel H. Pronti & Council

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Silent.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka & Council

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Silent.

Belleville Mayor Michael Melham & Council

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Silent.

Bloomfield Mayor Michael J. Venezia & Council

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Silent.

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To Help Us Reach Our Goal of Capping, Closing & Filter Air

A Score card of elected officials

On September 12, 2019, New Jersey State Senator Nicholas Sacco introduced a Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 180 co-sponsored by Senator Bryan Stack and Senator Sandra Cunningham.  Senator Sacco's resolution is a milestone in the battle to have the New Jersey Sports & Exhibition Authority (NJSEA) agree to cap, close and filter the air at the Keegan Landfill to improve New Jersey's air quality.   We applaud Senator Sacco's leadership.  We are surprised that other elected officials have not issued public statements echoing the statements made in Senator Sacco's resolution.  We thank Senators Stack and Cunningham's co-sponsorship. We have also gotten support in statements on Twitter from Senator Troy Singleton who represents the 7th Legislative District in South Jersey.  He too may co-sponsor Senator Sacco's resolution.  We thought we would set up a page to keep track of elected official who are for "Capping, Closure & Air Filter", "Partial Closure", "Silent" or "Against".