Pinkin Named "Environmental Hero" by Clean Water Action

Assemblywoman Pinkin speaks about vigilance in protecting the environment. Credits: Clean Water Action

EDISON, NJ – Former East Brunswick Councilwoman and current Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin (D-18) was named an “environmental hero” by Clean Water Action at a press conference in Trenton yesterday.

Pinkin's score was representative of an overall good showing by "North Central New Jersey."  Scores for legislators around the state ranged from a "114" for Bergen County Assemblyman Timothy Eustace (D-38) to a "2" for Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-21) who represents parts of Morris, Somerset and Union Counties.


Awarded to only 20 members of the New Jersey Legislature, the Assemblywoman’s environmental record was lauded for her support of clean water, fighting against the Christie’s administration attempts to divert resources from the Exxon-Mobil settlement rather than being used from its intended purpose, and standing up for additional lead testing in schools.  Pinkin received a total score of 81% on Clean Water Action’s biannual scorecard. 

Sign Up for E-News


“I am deeply honored by this recognition.  We need to be vigilant against the Trump administration and EPA Chief Scott Pruitt's attempts to dismantle generations of bipartisan support for environmental protection. I stand proudly with Clean Water Action and their allies as we turn the page here in New Jersey, moving away from the past eight years of the Christie administration to a new day where our natural resources come first.  I very much appreciate this honor, and I look forward to working with Clean Water Action to put us on the right path again,” said Pinkin (D-Middlesex).


Clean Water Action is New Jersey’s largest grassroots pro-environmental group with more than 150,000 members, active on water, energy, climate resiliency, environmental justice and health.  


“We applaud our heroes. We need more heroes. We hope with the changing of administration in the governor’s office, more legislators will choose to be heroes instead of zeroes,” stated Amy Goldsmith, Clean Water Action’s State Director. “To do so, Democratic leaders need to move pro-environmental legislation Christie can no longer stop and more Republicans need to vote environment as they did before Christie took office.”


“Moving forward, the legislature must set a course that prioritizes environmental solutions, which are the best economic ones. Energy efficiency, clean water and renewables not only mean clean air and water, but also good paying jobs and more money in your pocket book,” concluded David Pringle, Clean Water Action’s NJ Campaign Director.


For additional information about the scorecard and Clean Water Action, visit their website at


*Assemblywoman Pinkin represents the 18th Legislative District which includes East Brunswick, Edison, Helmetta, Highland Park, Metuchen, South Plainfield and South River.  She was first elected to the Assembly in 2013 after serving on the East Brunswick Town Council since 2005.  The Assemblywoman was re-elected in November 2015. She is currently on the ballot, hoping to be re-elected in November.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

East Brunswick

FBI Agent Charged with Photographing a Woman in a Store Dressing Room

July 20, 2018

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - When a woman was changing in a dressing room of an Edison clothing store, she did know that she was being photographed against her will by a federal officer.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department said today that a FBI Special Agent has been charged with illegally photographing a 22-year woman in a dressing ...

East Brunswick's Ethan Reiss Saves the History of Who We Are

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - To some people, lists of names and pictures of locations just create a jumble of information and a confusing mass of facts.  To Ethan Reiss, a historian from East Brunswick who is working to keep facts alive, these bits and pieces come together to form a picture of who we are based on who we were in the past.

Reiss, the administrator of the popular "You Know ...

East Brunswick Council Candidates Respond to Mayor Cohen’s Comments in Recent TapInto Article

July 18, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ- Councilwoman Camille Clark and Council Candidates Curt Philipczak and Dhar Khona released the following statement in response to Mayor Cohen:

“While the TAP article and the Mayor focus on the semantics in differentiating between the phrases and terms “Redevelopment Zone” and “other” new construction, the end product is the same.  Simply ...

Learn How to “Ace The Interview” at the East Brunswick Public Library

EAST BRUNSWICK—Looking for a new job? East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) is here to help. The library offers a special program called “Acing the Interview” on Saturday, July 21 at 10:30 am, which is designed to help jobseekers.

“Acing the Interview” focuses on what many feel is the most stressful part of the job search process: the ...

Learn About Food Preservation at the East Brunswick Public Library

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—East Brunswick Public Library and the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission are presenting the special program “Food Preservation 101” at the library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) on Wednesday, August 1 at 7:00 pm.

“Food Preservation 101” covers the basics of food preservation. The program is led by Shailja Mathur and ...

People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little

People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little (Dog Ear Publishing, 2015)


Rich Little is a national treasure; a living encyclopedia of movie stars, comedians, and former presidents all wrapped into one dynamic package. Recently, my husband and I had the good fortune to see Little perform at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, where he has been doing his uncanny ...

Lucia, Lucia by Adriani Trigiani

Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani (Ballentine Books, 2003)


If a summer romance novel is what you are craving to read as you sit by the pool or beach, Adriana Trigiani's Lucia, Lucia is a perfect choice. Set in 1950 New York City, the novel is about a young woman, Lucia Sartori, who is determined to have a career and be able to support herself, an unusual choice for a girl who was ...

To Our Current and Future Representatives

July 17, 2018

To Our Current and Future Representatives - Wherever They May Be:

We can never forget we are a nation of immigrants. 

We cannot fall prey to fear, ignorance and anger when we  have been historically driven by freedom and justice. 

We must have the courage and will to fight hate, bigotry and prejudice. 

We must not wake up to what we hoped was a bad dream and ...

5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...