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City, State and Federal Government Take Action for Cleaner Port of New York and New Jersey

trucks_on_highway-againTruckers Gain Access to Millions of Dollars to Slash Air Pollution

 

 (Elizabeth, N.J. – March 10, 2010) Leading the way to cleaner air and healthier communities, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) unveiled a comprehensive agreement that will cut harmful pollution from the east coast’s busiest port. The states launched a $28 million truck replacement program, partially funded by $7 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which will replace old trucks with vehicles that meet stricter pollution standards. Continue reading City, State and Federal Government Take Action for Cleaner Port of New York and New Jersey

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Jersey City’s Christ Hospital Expands Smoke Free Policy

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Photo Caption: Eileen Clyne, Christ Hospital’s Human Resources Director (left), and Miriam Rodriguez, Benefits Analyst, offered healthy snacks and tips to quit smoking for employees and visitors who visited the hospital’s Great American Smokeout display on November 19. The event also served as the kick-off towards the hospital becoming a totally smoke-free environment by June 2010.

Each year cigarette smoking accounts for approximately one of every five deaths, or about 438,000 people. While smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States, it costs billions of health care dollars every year. Continue reading Jersey City’s Christ Hospital Expands Smoke Free Policy

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