Driver Injured In Single Vehicle Crash on Sicklerville Road by Dickenson Drive
UnitedHealthcare Plans to Exit Obamacare

Clean Water Action: Christie Needs to Do More

press release May 2

Trenton, NJ -- Clean Water Action issued the following statement in response to Governor Christie's press conference this afternoon on testing schools' drinking water for lead.

 "It's good Governor Christie is finally realizing school children being exposed to lead from school drinking water fountains is an issue that requires action not downplaying," stated David Pringle, NJ Campaign Director of Clean Water Action. "There is no safe level of lead, no pathway of exposure that matters less than another."


"Governor Christie got it wrong a month ago when Newark School drinking water test results first went public and he said it wasn't a problem. He got it only part right a couple weeks ago when he announced his support for more funding for lead paint testing and remediation as he continued to wrongly dismiss concerns about drinking water."


"Today's announcement begins to rectify this but let's be clear testing and public disclosure are the first and easier steps. Remediation, much more funding, and vigilance are the tougher, larger and next steps and the Governor needs to work with the Legislature, schools and advocates to make that happen."


"We are working hard to ensure today's announcement is more indicative of the Administration's future commitment than its past track record on this issue and related drinking water issues and most importantly that we get the lead out."



Clean Water Action is the nation's largest grassroots group active on water, energy and environmental health. With 1 million members nationwide, and 150,000 in New Jersey, Clean Water Action works for clean, safe and affordable water, prevention of health-threatening pollution, and creation of environmentally-safe jobs and businesses. Clean Water Action's nonpartisan campaigns empower people to make democracy work.