In May 2022 the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) once again approved a massive retail development on 43 acres of threatened species habitat in Manchester and Toms River Townships. For the third time in 10 years, we have challenged this ruling in the NJ appeals court.
A complete Pinelands Commission is within sight!
New Jersey must pass legislation to protect its rare and endangered plant species or risk losing many of these species in the long run.
PPA opposes this 30-inch natural gas pipeline that cuts through the Preservation Area of the Pinelands and exposes the aquifer and people to risks.
PPA is actively engaged in supporting the Keep It Green campaign to ensure a stable source of funding for land conservation, farmland protection and historic preservation.
Proposed development far exceeds a 2004 settlement agreement between the developer, state, and federal government in which PPA was an intervenor.
Water plan fails to address the needs of people and nature.
A new law provides greater opportunities for prescribed burning for ecological purposes.
Existing stormwater rules are need strengthening to protect groundwater and streams from polluted runoff.
Illegal off-road vehicle use is causing widespread damage to critical Pinelands habitats.
Explore the Hot and Pending issues the we are working on via the map or list below.
PPA has led the fight against the South Jersey Gas pipeline, which would traverse the Pinelands Forest Area where it is forbidden unless it primarily serves the Pinelands.