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“Protecting Urban Environments”

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Learn more about our recent work as a founding member of the Greater New Haven Water Works Coalition, which seeks to address New Haven’s stormwater overflow problem.

[Map of CSO outfalls, pumps and East Shore abatement facility]


We support the New Haven Healthy City / Healthy Climate Challenge! Visit their website and pledge to reduce your carbon footprint.



Since the founding of NHEJN, English Station power plant has been a major preoccupation. We continue to monitor activities at English Station to make sure the site contamination is not spread or exacerbated.

[NHEJN press conference outside English Station in 2011]

Read more about our recent work on English Station here.



NHEJN seeks to improve our urban environment and protect the quality of life of the New Haven community. Our goals are to:

  • Foster awareness of environmental justice issues
  • Support and help to create fair and responsible public policy on environmental issues
  • Promote activities that safeguard the health of New Haven residents
  • Promote remediation measures for our soil, water, and air
  • Promote energy conservation and alternative forms of energy



Since 2002, we have:

• Helped pass state-level Sooty Six legislation so that power plants would reduce their use of toxic sulfur oxides.
• Stopped English Station –an extremely dirty power plant in the Fair Haven section of New Haven — from reopening.
• Advocated for inclusion of environmental protections and improvements to the Water Pollution Control Authority’s operations
• Passed a citywide resolution requiring the use of green cleaning products in government buildings
• Helped pass Connecticut’s first-ever Environmental Justice Law
• Won stricter air quality standards and negotiated a successful community benefits agreement for the PSEG Harbor Station power plant expansion.
• Provided the key leadership for establishing the New Haven Green Fund, which will support future efforts to promote environmental justice



Please contact us to confirm meeting dates and locations.



To learn more about the projects we are working on, or to get involved, please email our current Chairman, Chris Schweitzer, at cschweitzer@newhavenleon.org. Also please visit the Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice website to learn about statewide efforts to combat environmental injustice.