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  • Environment New Jersey
    Jersey NJDEP Concedes in David Goliath Barnegat Bay Dredging Dump Lawsuit But NJDOT Waiting in the Wings In a terse interagency letter the New Jersey Department of Environment Protection NJDEP announced that it was terminating the permits for the construction of a massive 225 000 cubic yard dredge spoil dump adjacent to residential homes the Barnegat Bay and the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Eagleswood Ocean County The action was directly related to a nine year struggle by Eagleswood citizens and a joint lawsuit filed by Environment New Jersey the New Jersey Conservation Foundation and Eagleswood citizens in late September 2014 to block the construction of the dredge spoil dump Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Stockton Off Shore Wind Energy Forum To Spotlight the Road Ahead For Wind Off the Jersey Shore with Wind Developers and BOEM Deputy Director Keynoting Forum Today s Off Shore Wind Energy Forum hosted by Stockton University and co sponsored by Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center the Stockton University Sustainability Trust and the Business Network for Off Shore Wind kicks off after the U S Bureau of Ocean Energy Management s BOEM federal sale last November of two leases for offshore wind energy development of 344 000 acres The forum will address how New Jersey fits into the Department of Interior s vision for expanding off shore wind on the East Coast the development plans for each off shore wind developer and the opportunities for New Jersey to become a leader of an offshore wind energy industry Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey NJ Legislature Acts To Move on Off Shore Wind On Monday the New Jersey State Assembly passed a proposal that could help resusitate efforts to bring off shore wind to New Jersey The

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  • Contact | Environment New Jersey
    Jerseyans on urgent actions updates on the decisions that impact our environment resources to help you create a cleaner greener future Connect with us Like Us Follow Us Contact About Us Issues Clean Water for America Solar For All No bees no food Stop Keystone Global Warming Solutions 100 Renewable Energy Save the Delaware from Drilling News Action Jobs Donate Contact Your name Your e mail address Subject Message Home

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  • About Environment New Jersey | Environment New Jersey
    supporters from all walks of life we take the kind of action that wins tangible results for our environment FIND OUT MORE Annual Report Newsletter Staff Issues News Reports 2014 Legislative Agenda Featured Staff Doug O Malley Director Read more about our staff Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Click here to go to the web site of Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center our sister 501 c 3 organization What We Do Funded by supporters like you we research the challenges confronting our environment and educate the public about what s at stake Through our research reports news conferences interviews with reporters op ed pieces letters to the editor and more we raise awareness of environmental issues and promote sensible solutions Our canvassers meet people where they are in public places or door to door raising awareness recruiting new supporters and activists and raising funds to support our work When decisions are being made about our environment our elected officials hear plenty from the oil companies developers and other powerful interests We make the case for our environment and help people like you make your voice heard through petitions emails letters phone calls and more all delivered to the right people just when it matters most Become a member Join thousands of your friends and neighbors in protecting our air water and open spaces by becoming a member of Environment New Jersey by making a contribution today The charts below represent the combined financial information of Environment New Jersey and the Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center SIGN UP Help protect the places we love the values we share Optional Member Code In our emails sent once or twice a week you ll receive alerts on new threats to New Jersey s environment opportunities to join other New Jerseyans

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  • All Issues | Environment New Jersey
    Our Solar for All campaign is working to knock those barriers out of the way Read more about Solar for All Program Save the Delaware From Drilling Powerful gas industry lobbyists and their allies in Trenton are pushing through policies that would expose the Delaware River and all our landscapes to the dangers of gas drilling But they ve got a fight on their hands thousands of New Jerseyans are joining our call to help stop gas drilling from contaminating our drinking water polluting our air destroying beautiful land and threatening our health Read more about Save the Delaware From Drilling Program Protect the Jersey Shore Polluting industries have put our nation s waters in jeopardy by carving loopholes in the Clean Water Act leaving 4 000 miles of New Jersey s streams open to pollution Join our call to restore the law s protection to all of our waters Read more about Protect the Jersey Shore Program No Bees No Food Millions of bees are dying off with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply We rely on bees to pollinate everything from almonds to strawberries to the hay used to feed dairy cows What happens if the bees disappear It s simple No bees no food Let s give bees a chance Read more about No Bees No Food Program It s time to reveal America s next top polluter Who is America s next top polluter It s not who you might think Research shows that today one of the biggest threats to our water is how big corporations are running and ruining many of America s farms Read more about It s time to reveal America s next top polluter Program Go Solar New Jersey While more of us are trying to go solar

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  • Protect the Jersey Shore | Environment New Jersey
    open to pollution That s nearly 2 million miles of our streams at risk threatening the drinking water of 117 million Americans They also put at risk 20 million acres of wetlands an area the size of South Carolina and home to millions of birds and fish As a result of these loopholes hundreds of polluters are escaping any penalties For example as Pro Publica reported in 2007 when an oil company discharged thousands of gallons of crude oil into Edwards Creek in Titus County Tex the EPA did not issue a fine pursue legal action or even require cleanup Similarly after a farming operation dumped manure into tributaries that fed Lake Blackshear in Georgia the EPA did not seek to hold the polluting company responsible despite the fact that tests showed unsafe levels of bacteria and viruses in the lake which was regularly used for waterskiing and other recreation In a single 18 month period Clean Water Act loopholes undermined 500 EPA water pollution cases So Environment America took our case to the Obama administration urging the EPA to restore Clean Water Act protection to all of our waters We helped mobilize more than 800 000 Americans including more than 400 mayors and other local officials to join our call for action Fortunately the EPA agreed to act proposing a new rule that would close the loopholes so the agency can enforce the law and stop the polluters Legal warfare However polluting industries are lobbying furiously to stop us Among our adversaries on this issue are big oil and gas companies which have thousands of miles of pipelines running through wetlands They ve threatened legal warfare against the plan to restore protections to these wetlands Coal companies which are dumping the wastes from their mining into mountain streams stand to benefit if the Clean Water Act fails to protect these streams Powerful developers want to pave over wetlands without restrictions A Michigan developer named Rapanos filed one of the court cases that created the loopholes Huge factory farms each year generate millions of pounds of animal manure some of which runs off into our water These big agribusinesses and their congressional allies unleashed a smear campaign designed to scare ordinary farmers into believing the EPA was out to grab their land and even regulate puddles The smears are of course completely untrue We choose clean water Will the U S Senate Still on Sept 9 despite the ongoing threats to our water the U S House voted to stop the EPA from closing the clean water loopholes with lawmakers repeating the polluters talking points 10 Now the polluters are pushing for a vote in the U S Senate to keep the EPA from ever being able to close these loopholes It s this simple If enough senators choose clean water we ll win If too many side with the polluters we could lose That s why we need your help right now Tell your senators to choose clean water

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  • Solar for All | Environment New Jersey
    and won new commitments to solar in Austin and Houston Athens and Atlanta and New York State and California among other places Over the last 10 years we ve helped establish dozens of pro solar programs including the biggest California s Million Solar Roofs Initiative What can you do We want you to join us by showing your support for solar You can send an email to your local officials write a letter to your local newspaper attend one of our solar forums or join us at a news conference or other special event Whatever you can do the time for action is now Solar is at a tipping point If we keep winning more pro solar policies we ll see millions more Americans go solar in the next decade putting us on a path to a 100 renewable future If we let utilities and other special interests get in the way that future will remain out of reach as solar sputters and stalls Together we can achieve Solar for All We can do this Together we can bring more solar power to our homes our communities our churches and schools our workplaces and our lives and leave a cleaner healthier world for kids growing up today and future generations Solar For All Updates News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Stockton Off Shore Wind Energy Forum To Spotlight the Road Ahead For Wind Off the Jersey Shore with Wind Developers and BOEM Deputy Director Keynoting Forum Today s Off Shore Wind Energy Forum hosted by Stockton University and co sponsored by Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center the Stockton University Sustainability Trust and the Business Network for Off Shore Wind kicks off after the U S Bureau of Ocean Energy Management s BOEM federal sale last November of two leases for offshore wind energy development of 344 000 acres The forum will address how New Jersey fits into the Department of Interior s vision for expanding off shore wind on the East Coast the development plans for each off shore wind developer and the opportunities for New Jersey to become a leader of an offshore wind energy industry Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey NJ Legislature Acts To Move on Off Shore Wind On Monday the New Jersey State Assembly passed a proposal that could help resusitate efforts to bring off shore wind to New Jersey The proposal co sponsored by Senator Bob Smith D Middlesex and Senator Jim Whelan D Atlantic requires the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to reopen a 30 day period for Fishermen s Energy to resubmit an application for a demonstration off shore wind project off Atlantic City The demonstration project would be a five turbine 25 megawatt project that would help provide clean energy jobs to the state while reducing harmful global warming pollution Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Groundhog Day Christie and RGGI Perfect Together Governor Blows Off Legislative Regulatory RGGI Overide Trenton In a

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  • No Bees, No Food | Environment New Jersey
    neonicotinoids or neonics When seeds are treated with neonics the chemicals work their way into the pollen and nectar of the plants which of course is bad news for bees and other pollinators Worse for the bees and for us neonics are about 6 000 times more toxic to bees than DDT Just one example After a nearby farm planted corn seeds coated with neonics in 2013 a farmer named Dave Schuit lost 37 million of his bees Once the corn started to get planted our bees died by the millions said Schuit Image Waugsberg Wikimedia Creative Commons We re up against big agrichemical companies Given the consequences for our farms and our food you d think we d be doing all we can to protect bees and other pollinators from threats like neonics Instead big agrichemical companies like Dow Chemical Bayer and Syngenta are fighting to prevent bans And Syngenta has asked federal regulators for permission to use even larger quantities of these pesticides as much as 400 times more than currently allowed Some governments aren t letting the big chemical companies push them around Alarmed by the role these chemicals are playing in bee colony collapse disorder the European Union has banned several of them the U S Fish and Wildlife Service has committed to phasing them out on the public lands they manage and Seattle Minnesota and Oregon have all agreed to take some form of action against neonics Some companies are taking action as well Home Depot and BJ s Wholesale Club have taken steps to limit plants treated with neonics label the plants or both More than 100 businesses sent a letter to the White House urging the Obama administration to do more to protect bees and other pollinators against toxic pesticides And we ll continue to urge other retailers to phase out neonics and do more to warn gardeners and other customers In order to restore bee populations to health however we need the EPA to step up and lead Image Justin Leonard Flickr User Creative Commons Together we can give bees a chance Right now we re letting big agrichemical companies use more of the chemicals that are known to kill bees just as we re in the midst of an unsustainable die off in bee populations That has to change Now Join us in calling on the EPA to declare a nationwide moratorium on the use of bee killing neonics Original Image Flickr User August Kelmn Creative Commons Issue updates News Release Environment New Jersey Environment New Jersey Announces Endorsement of Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard in Tight South Jersey Congressional Race Trenton Environment New Jersey a statewide citizen based environmental organization representing more than 20 000 members announced today the endorsement of Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard over Tom MacArthur in the 3rd Congressional District stretching from the Delaware to the Shore in South Jersey Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Environment New Jersey Announces Slate of Federal Endorsements for

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  • Stop Keystone | Environment New Jersey
    rivers lakes and streams as well as one of the world s largest and most important aquifers the Ogallala the irrigation source of America s agricultural heartland We ve seen what happens when tar sands pipelines spill and it ain t pretty A 2011 tar sands pipeline blowout contaminated 38 miles of Michigan s Kalamazoo River the cleanup cost more than a billion dollars and isn t done yet Kalamazoo River Oil Spill Beyond our borders but still on our planet extracting the oil from the Canadian tar sands will further damage the great boreal forest that spans much of Northern Canada converting what was once pristine wildlife habitat into an apocalyptic landscape of mines roads and waste pits so large they can be seen from space Boreal Forest in Canada Only 35 permanent jobs All this is reason enough to oppose Keystone even if the project was a big job creator But it s not According to TransCanada the company that wants to build the pipeline the project will create 35 permanent jobs 35 In short the Keystone pipeline puts our climate our future our water and one of the world s great forests at risk for little reward to anyone except the companies that mine drill ship and refine the oil That s why the only right vote on Keystone is no The oil lobby and their allies in Congress have been pressuring President Obama to approve Keystone XL for six years Recently the president s press secretary said he ll veto the bill A key question is whether enough senators and representatives will vote to sustain a presidential veto You can help stop Keystone by taking action today Global Warming Updates News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Big Oil Beware the Ides of March Obama Administration Drops Atlantic Coast Drilling Plan That Endangered Jersey Shore Atlantic Coast communities won a major victory today when the Obama Administration abandoned its plans to open the Atlantic seaboard to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades Announced last January the initial plan put beaches at risk from Florida to New Jersey endangered marine life and would worsen our climate crisis Keep Reading Blog Post Extreme Weather Map Our new interactive extreme weather map shows weather related disasters in the United States over the last five years and tells the stories of the people and communities who have endured some of those disasters and other extreme weather events Keep Reading Report Extreme Weather Map Fact Sheet Keep Reading Blog Post Paris Climate Talks The Who What Where and Why Katie Hammer On November 30th leaders from around the world will sit down and make an international agreement on how each country will work together to cut global warming pollution Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center The Path to Paris Report Documents Long Road Ahead for NJ To Reduce Global Warming Pollution New Jersey once poised to play a major role

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