Newark Safe Drinking Water Case Documents

Legal Filings
November 30, 2018

The Newark Education Workers Caucus (NEW Caucus) and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) announced plans to sue the City of Newark and the Acting Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) for violating the federal drinking water law, resulting in elevated levels of lead in drinking water.

These are the current documents associated with this case:

Safe Drinking Water Act

  • Plaintiffs’ Memorandum in Support of Emergency Motion to Require City Defendants to Expand Existing Filter Program, December 8, 2018
  • Response from NJDEP to the City of Newark, November 30, 2018
  • Letter from the City of Newark to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Regarding Corrosion Control Treatment, November 8, 2018
  • Letter Responding to Defendants’ Filings and Requesting Discovery
  • Plaintiffs’ Reply in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Order to Show Cause and Supporting Declarations
  • Letter Requesting Court to Order City Defendants to File Responsive Pleading
  • Notice of Motion for an Extension of Time to Answer, Move or Otherwise Reply 
  • Plaintiffs’ Memorandum in Support of Motion for a Preliminary Injunction and Supporting Declarations
  • Notice of Intent to Sue re: Lead in Drinking Water Act in Newark, NJ
  • Exhibits 1-36, Notice of Intent to Sue re: Lead in Drinking Water in Newark, NJ
  • Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

NJ Open Public Records Act: NRDC v. City of Newark

  • Order Granting Second Motion to Enforce by Judge Stecher, September 28, 2018
  • Order Granting Motion to Enforce by Judge Beacham, August 3, 2018
  • Order Entered by Judge Beacham
  • Reply Brief in Support of Order to Show Cause
  • Complaint Seeking Public Records Pertaining to Lead in Newark's Drinking Water