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  • Interview with Sen. Bob Menendez | Environment New Jersey
    and the Republican Party have tried to gut the Clean Air Act at every turn So far we have succeeded in fighting off these efforts and if we continue to be successful it will have tremendous health benefits for New Jersey It will mean thousands of hospital trips avoided thousands fewer asthma attacks and thousands fewer premature deaths in our state alone And the economic benefits nationally from fewer sick days and lower health care costs are measured in the hundreds of billions of dollars Clean air used to be a bipartisan issue and I hope some day soon it is again Why do you think is the environment important The environment affects everyone it s about preserving nature and about protecting people It is very important we remember to talk about both aspects because they are really both sides of the same coin Without a healthy environment it is difficult to have healthy people and a rich quality of life Everyone supports cleaner air in New Jersey Why is this such a contentious issue in Washington Well some of the votes in the House make me wonder if everyone in New Jersey is on the same page on clean air But regardless I think the power of polluter money is the only logical answer as to why this issue has become controversial in Washington The disinformation machine has muddied the waters sufficiently to give politicians cover for having truly radical and outrageous views about air pollution What s your proudest moment from your years in public service in working to protect the environment There are many but I will give you two First was helping get the solar investment tax credit extended until 2016 That has provided long term incentives that have allowed solar to flourish in New Jersey

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news/nje/interview-sen-bob-menendez (2016-05-01)
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  • No Bees, No Food Updates | Environment New Jersey
    Jersey s environment opportunities to join other New 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 No Bees

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/node/32301/content (2016-05-01)
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  • Extreme Weather Map | Fact Sheet | Environment New Jersey
    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 Report Global Warming Solutions Extreme Weather Map Fact Sheet Release date Tuesday March 8 2016 Download Report PDF Reports by

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/reports/nje/extreme-weather-map-fact-sheet (2016-05-01)
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  • Paris Climate Talks: The Who, What, Where, and Why. | Environment New Jersey
    Parties COP will give industrialized countries strong responsibilities for fighting the climate crisis 1 Leading up to the negotiations the UN has produced a 34 page draft plan that spells out which parts of the pact will be legally binding and what is required to fulfil the pact With more than 190 countries expected to attend the draft is set to be finalized in Paris 2 3 Countries have already come forward with their commitments to combat global warming and curb their carbon emissions More than 140 countries have released their commitments to the United Nations These countries represent 87 percent of global carbon emissions that s a big deal 4 So you are probably wondering What is the U S doing Well a lot This summer we took the single biggest step in U S history to tackle global warming By putting the first ever national limits on carbon emissions from coal fired power plants the Clean Power Plan is part of a long term goal for a safe planet and is setting the pace on climate action leading up to the negotiations And that s not all leadership states are taking strong action too Governor Brown of California has made a commitment to reduce emissions in his state by 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050 Several cities across the U S are also taking strong action on climate and setting high climate standards at home as members of C40 a network of major cities around the world that are committed to fighting global warming 5 6 BUT and it s a big but we are not in the clear There is still time until the negotiations begin And big polluters with their allies in Congress are working hard to shut down the Clean Power Plan and build

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/blogs/environment-america-blog/ame/paris-climate-talks-who-what-where-and-why (2016-05-01)
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  • The Path to Paris: Report Documents Long Road Ahead for NJ To Reduce Global Warming Pollution | Environment New Jersey
    upcoming U N Climate Change Conference When you look at his record you will see why greenhouse gas emissions have gone up and green jobs have gone down This report is an alarm bell going off In the first time in a decade under Christie we ve seen an increase in carbon pollution We ve seen solar jobs drop from 10 000 to 5 500 When he took office we were 2nd in the nation for solar installations and now we are 8th We were 8th for energy efficiency and now we ve moved down to 24th Christie has taken over a billion of dollars from the clean energy fund has pulled us out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative closed the Office of Climate Change eliminated climate mitigation programs at the NJDEP rolled back our goals for renewable energy master plan opposed the Obama Administration s Clean Power Plan and blocked offshore wind Governor Christie cares more about his national political agenda and raising money from the Koch Brothers than reducing carbon pollution in New Jersey said Jeff Tittel New Jersey Sierra Club Director The biggest slice of these reductions will come from the Clean Power Plan the proposed federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants expected to be finalized this summer The plan requires an 43 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants in New Jersey by 2030 and compels state leaders to accelerate the transition to clean energy sources such as wind and solar It s clear that neighboring states especially New York are leapfrogging ahead to tackle climate pollution said O Malley New Jersey is becoming the land that time forgot on climate policy we re the Rip van Winkel of the climate movement While New Jersey was ranked highly based on the Global Warming Response Act New York State was higher mainly because of the outsize role of RGGI in reducing pollution from fossil fuel plants In an announcement last week Gov Andrew Cuomo announced a New York Energy State Plan that would reduce global warming pollution 40 from 1990 levels by 2030 and mandate a renewable portfolio standard of 50 by 2030 and cutting building energy use by more than 20 by 2030 In anticipation of international climate talks in Paris calls for bold action to curb global warming pollution have ramped up in recent weeks from Pope Francis s encyclical to the Medical Journal The Lancet calling climate change a medical emergency Yesterday China announced a more aggressive goal as part of its climate plan for the Paris climate talks which will extend a reduction in carbon intensity to 60 to 65 percent by 2030 Already China has nearly reached its initial goal by last year with a 33 percent reduction below 2005 levels The announcement extended an initial partnership announced late last year by the Obama Administration and China where the U S pledged to lower its emissions by up to 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2020 and

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news/nje/path-paris-report-documents-long-road-ahead-nj-reduce-global-warming-pollution (2016-05-01)
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  • Stop Keystone | Environment New Jersey
    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 Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Path to the Paris Climate Conference U S action to cut pollution is a critical step on the path to the Paris climate talks To deliver on President Obama s pledge to reduce emissions and secure America s leadership officials at all levels of government must follow through on existing policies including the Clean Power Plan and defend them against attack Meeting the president s pledge will also require the United States to do more to reduce emissions of other global warming pollutants beyond carbon dioxide Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center State Decisionmakers Call on New Jersey To Go 20 Solar by 2025 New Jersey should set a goal of generating 20 percent of its electricity from solar energy by 2025 urges a letter co signed by a bipartisan group of 72 freeholders state legislators mayors and councilpersons The signers represent 40 towns in 17 counties The signers include both Republican and Democratic decision makers highlighting the bipartisan support for solar Keep Reading Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center More Wind Less Warming American wind power already produced enough energy in 2013 to power 15 million homes Continued rapid development of wind energy would allow the renewable resource to supply 30 percent of the nation s electricity by 2030 providing more than enough carbon reductions to meet the U S Environmental Protection Agency s proposed Clean Power Plan Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Environment New Jersey Announces Endorsement of Burlington County

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/programs/nje/stop-keystone?page=1 (2016-05-01)
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  • Stop Keystone | Environment New Jersey
    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 NJ Senate Votes to Override Gov Christie on RGGI Rules The New Jersey Senate voted today to override the Christie Administration on global warming moving one step closer to stopping Gov Christie s attempts to remove New Jersey from the rules governing the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI a popular program designed to clean up pollution from fossil fuel power plants Keep Reading Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center The Dirtiest Power Plants How America s Dirtiest Power Plants Drive Global Warming Pollution America s power plants are among the leading global sources of the dangerous carbon pollution that is fueling global warming Devastating droughts such as the one in California massive wildfires increased threats to coastal areas due to sea level rise and an increase in extreme rainfall are among the impacts that science tells us will become more frequent and severe unless the United States and the world take action now to reduce carbon pollution Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center On Eve of Largest Climate March in History New Jersey Leaders Call for Action on Climate as New Report Reveals State s Most Carbon Polluting Power Plants As international leaders prepare for the UN Climate Summit next week in New York and New Jerseyans prepare to cross the Hudson on Sunday morning for the largest climate march in history a new report shows New Jersey s fossil fuel power plants dump as much carbon pollution into the atmosphere as the entire country of Guatemala Environmental advocates elected officials civic organizations public health groups and clean energy businesses argued the data strengthened the call to march for action on climate in New York and reduce carbon pollution from our power plants Keep Reading News Release

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/programs/nje/stop-keystone?page=2 (2016-05-01)
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  • Stop Keystone | Environment New Jersey
    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 Policy Center New Jerseyans Demand Action on Climate Citizens Speak Out in Favor of RGGI Concerned citizens parents elected officials faith leaders clean energy business owners and environmental advocates gathered today to speak out against a Christie Administration proposal to repeal rules implementing a program to clean up global warming pollution from power plants the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey On Heels of Federal Proposed Sale of NJ Off Shore Wind Leases Report Shows The Immense Potential for Off Shore Wind off the Jersey Shore On the day the Department of Interior announced the proposed sale of leases for more than 343 000 acres off the Jersey Shore for off shore wind leasing a new report shows New Jersey could reap tremendous environmental and economic benefits from offshore wind of the Shore according to the National Wildlife Federation s report Catching the Wind State Actions Needed to Seize the Golden Opportunity of Atlantic Offshore Wind Power The report analyzes and compares the actions by Atlantic Coast states toward progress on offshore wind with New Jersey in the middle tier on its commitment making offshore wind a reality Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Governor Christie Moves Forward with Plan To Double Down on Climate Inaction After announcing its intentions to do so in May the Christie Administration today formally proposed to once again prevent New Jersey from participating in the regional program known as RGGI that limits dangerous climate changing pollution from power plants This action comes despite the New Jersey Legislature twice voting to keep New Jersey in the program overwhelming bipartisan support for pollution limits from state residents and a court ruling earlier this year that a previous attempt to dodge the limits was done illegally

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/programs/nje/stop-keystone?page=3 (2016-05-01)
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