The North Jersey Group covers Passaic County and Most of Bergen County (from the Highlands to the Palisades). 
Protecting the Palisades:  LG Electronics, a multinational corporation, is planning to build an office tower in Englewood Cliffs that will rise high above the tree-line of the Palisades, and for the first time, violate the unspoiled ridgeline—a view enjoyed by Americans since before the founding of our nation.  LG’s proposed office tower will rise 143 feet above grade—far higher than the 35-foot limit that, until now, has been respected by other companies in this area.  The Sierra Club’s North Jersey Group is part of the Save the Palisades Coalition working to stop this overdevelopment.  To get involved, please contact Jennifer Rothschild at 



Pilgrim Pipeline:  The proposed Pilgrim Pipeline is a dual 178 miles pipeline  between Albany, NY and  Linden, NJ.   It will likely contain Bakken shale oil that will be sent south to New Jersey and  refined products (including kerosene) will be sent north back to Albany.  The pipelines will cross five New Jersey counties (including Bergen and Passaic) through some of the most fragile areas vital to maintaining water quality in all communities.   There would be major impact on environmentpublic health and property values you would bear the burden of having this risk and disruption without any benefit.  A spill or explosion could be catastrophic, endangering our water supply, risking the lives of thousands, and overwhelming our emergency response resources.  We are working to get communities in both counties to pass resolutions opposing this pipeline project.  For more information, please contact Jeff Rapaport at    


Oil Trains:  Thousands of substandard rail cars are used by CSX to move Bakken crude oil on the West Shore line through Bergen County each year.  The threat or danger it poses to our communities demand a moratorium on the use of these substandard rail cars to safeguard our families and communities.  The North Jersey Group is joining with other groups to raise awareness of this issue and get the federal government to pass stricter legislation to regulate use of these car.  For more information, please contact Mary Ellen Shaw at


TRAIL MAINTENANCE:  Marty Cohen and Buddy Jenssen organize various trail maintenance proejcts throughout the year where we do clean-up in our nearby state parks and forests.  For more information or to volunteer, please contact Marty at


OUTINGS:   If you would like to learn how to  become an outings leader, lead, please contact Ellen at or Mary Walsh at to get more information.



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