Keegan Landfill Protest

Keegan Landfill Protest

Kearny community members and leadership will discuss urgent health and environmental priorities.

Kearny, NJ -- Residents of Kearny have been suffering as a result of noxious hydrogen sulfide gas emanating from the Keegan Landfill, which is owned and operated by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA).  As Gov. Phil Murphy continues permit operations, residents are responding to the health and environmental crisis now.

Residents, town officials and environmental activists will host a protest and then march to demand clean air and the ability to raise their families in a safe and healthy environment. Additionally, to let Gov. Murphy know that landfills do not belong near communities and the state’s continued operation of the Keegan Landfill poses a public-health and environmental emergency.WHO: Mahmoud Mahmoud and Roger Quesada for NJ General Assembly 2019

 

WHAT: Gov. Phil Murphy’s inability to act immediately in permanently shutting down this landfill is forcing the communities members to protest the health-hazard and environmental emergency the Keegan Landfill poses.

 

WHEN: Saturday, April 27 from 11:30 am EST

 

WHERE: Kearny Public Works Department 357 Bergen Ave, Kearny, NJ 07032

 

We will join this protest in complete solidarity with the residents of Kearny. We will be part of the discussion around the health and well-being of our Kearny residents, but also serious environmental harm the Keegan Landfill is continually causing. NJSEA has been issued multiple violations by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The community and mayor have had enough and are demanding that the serious health concerns be given the political will it demands to shut this landfill down. It is in very close proximity to residences, an elementary school and one of the most active recreational fields in town. Join us to support this substantive protest.

"I find it appalling that in 2019, we still have a government that doesn't find the issue of toxic air pollution a major priority. Why do we need people to start getting sick and dying to then react? We need to be proactive! We need to shut this landfill down immediately and remediate the environmental problem." - Roger Quesada

”This project has cost taxpayers 30 million dollars for 21 employees, most of which are not from Kearny. Governor Murphy hasn’t shown the political will to do what’s right on this matter, which is harmful to our climate and is an injustice to the people that have to bear the brunt.” Mahmoud Mahmoud

 

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Mahmoud Mahmoud and Roger Quesada for NJ General Assembly  They are running because they think the people of NJ need working class champions of environmental, social and racial justice in order to thrive. They want to embolden voters to take collective action on the things we all care about through transformational change in government.

For more information, contact the Anny Martinez  at anny@pta2019.us

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