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  • Global Warming Solutions | Environment New Jersey
    with us and willing to speak out on this issue because we know when the public leads our leaders will eventually follow Protect our children s future That s what happened when we helped mobilize public opinion and support for the president s Clean Cars Program the big initiative that s driving Detroit to make cars that get better gas mileage and that will ultimately prevent more than 6 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide pollution by 2025 more than the entire country emitted in 2010 17 As Gov Inslee pointed out global warming is the challenge of our generation Protecting our children s future requires us to stop dumping carbon into our atmosphere and there s no better place to start than with America s 1 global warming polluters Please join us in taking action to limit power plant carbon pollution today SOURCES 1 Years of Living Dangerously Showtime http yearsoflivingdangerously com story the governor 2 2014 Headed Toward Hottest Year on Record Here s Why That s Remarkable Think Progress http thinkprogress org climate 2014 12 03 3598698 2014 hottest year on record 3 Warming Seas Drive Rapid Acceleration of Melting Antarctic Ice National Geographic http news nationalgeographic com news 2014 12 141204 antarctic ice melt sea level climate environment science 4 Sea Level Rise and Global Warming Union of Concerned Scientists http www ucsusa org global warming science and impacts impacts infographic sea level rise global warming html VIjPLtbMg92 Ocean acidity is rising in step with rising CO2 emissions according to a Columbia study Reporting Climate Science http www reportingclimatescience com news stories article new global maps detail human caused ocean acidification html In a Warming World Storms May be Fewer but Stronger NASA Earth Observatory http earthobservatory nasa gov Features ClimateStorms src twitter src share National Climate Assessment http nca2014 globalchange gov 5 Fact Sheet Clean Power Plan Benefits EPA http www2 epa gov carbon pollution standards fact sheet clean power plan benefits 6 President Said to be Planning to Use Executive Authority on Carbon Rule The New York Times http www nytimes com 2014 05 29 us politics obama to offer rules to sharply curb power plants carbon emissions html 7 EPA Proposes First Guidelines to Cut Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants Clean Power Plan is flexible proposal to ensure a healthier environment spur innovation and strengthen the economy EPA http yosemite epa gov opa admpress nsf bd4379a92ceceeac8525735900400c27 5bb6d20668b9a18485257ceb00490c98 OpenDocument 8 Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions EPA http www epa gov climatechange ghgemissions sources html 9 Q A Regulation of Greenhouse Gases from Existing Power Plants Center for Climate and Energy Solutions http www c2es org federal executive epa q a regulation greenhouse gases existing power 10 FACT SHEET US China Joint Announcement on Climate Change and Clean Energy Cooperation White House http www whitehouse gov the press office 2014 11 11 fact sheet us china joint announcement climate change and clean energy c U S and China Reach Climate Accord After Months of

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  • Global Warming Solutions | Environment New Jersey
    are with us and willing to speak out on this issue because we know when the public leads our leaders will eventually follow Protect our children s future That s what happened when we helped mobilize public opinion and support for the president s Clean Cars Program the big initiative that s driving Detroit to make cars that get better gas mileage and that will ultimately prevent more than 6 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide pollution by 2025 more than the entire country emitted in 2010 17 As Gov Inslee pointed out global warming is the challenge of our generation Protecting our children s future requires us to stop dumping carbon into our atmosphere and there s no better place to start than with America s 1 global warming polluters Please join us in taking action to limit power plant carbon pollution today SOURCES 1 Years of Living Dangerously Showtime http yearsoflivingdangerously com story the governor 2 2014 Headed Toward Hottest Year on Record Here s Why That s Remarkable Think Progress http thinkprogress org climate 2014 12 03 3598698 2014 hottest year on record 3 Warming Seas Drive Rapid Acceleration of Melting Antarctic Ice National Geographic http news nationalgeographic com news 2014 12 141204 antarctic ice melt sea level climate environment science 4 Sea Level Rise and Global Warming Union of Concerned Scientists http www ucsusa org global warming science and impacts impacts infographic sea level rise global warming html VIjPLtbMg92 Ocean acidity is rising in step with rising CO2 emissions according to a Columbia study Reporting Climate Science http www reportingclimatescience com news stories article new global maps detail human caused ocean acidification html In a Warming World Storms May be Fewer but Stronger NASA Earth Observatory http earthobservatory nasa gov Features ClimateStorms src twitter src share National Climate Assessment http nca2014 globalchange gov 5 Fact Sheet Clean Power Plan Benefits EPA http www2 epa gov carbon pollution standards fact sheet clean power plan benefits 6 President Said to be Planning to Use Executive Authority on Carbon Rule The New York Times http www nytimes com 2014 05 29 us politics obama to offer rules to sharply curb power plants carbon emissions html 7 EPA Proposes First Guidelines to Cut Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants Clean Power Plan is flexible proposal to ensure a healthier environment spur innovation and strengthen the economy EPA http yosemite epa gov opa admpress nsf bd4379a92ceceeac8525735900400c27 5bb6d20668b9a18485257ceb00490c98 OpenDocument 8 Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions EPA http www epa gov climatechange ghgemissions sources html 9 Q A Regulation of Greenhouse Gases from Existing Power Plants Center for Climate and Energy Solutions http www c2es org federal executive epa q a regulation greenhouse gases existing power 10 FACT SHEET US China Joint Announcement on Climate Change and Clean Energy Cooperation White House http www whitehouse gov the press office 2014 11 11 fact sheet us china joint announcement climate change and clean energy c U S and China Reach Climate Accord After Months

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  • Global Warming Solutions | Environment New Jersey
    everything in their power to block the president s plan 13 Among the plan s adversaries for example is Sen James Inhofe who once called global warming the greatest hoax ever 14 As the new chair of the Senate s key environment committee Sen Inhofe has pledged to use every lever of his power to block President Obama s climate agenda 15 What can and must we do to see that the Clean Power Plan is approved and put into place First in Congress we must persuade enough representatives and senators to stand with President Obama s plan over Sen Inhofe and his allies attempts to block it If necessary we must win enough votes to sustain a presidential veto 16 Second outside of Washington we must persuade both Republican and Democratic governors who support clean energy to stand behind the Clean Power Plan and thereby signal to Congress and the courts that blocking this plan will be politically unpopular Third we must keep showing all of these officials that local leaders and the public are with us and willing to speak out on this issue because we know when the public leads our leaders will eventually follow Protect our children s future That s what happened when we helped mobilize public opinion and support for the president s Clean Cars Program the big initiative that s driving Detroit to make cars that get better gas mileage and that will ultimately prevent more than 6 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide pollution by 2025 more than the entire country emitted in 2010 17 As Gov Inslee pointed out global warming is the challenge of our generation Protecting our children s future requires us to stop dumping carbon into our atmosphere and there s no better place to start than with America s 1 global warming polluters Please join us in taking action to limit power plant carbon pollution today SOURCES 1 Years of Living Dangerously Showtime http yearsoflivingdangerously com story the governor 2 2014 Headed Toward Hottest Year on Record Here s Why That s Remarkable Think Progress http thinkprogress org climate 2014 12 03 3598698 2014 hottest year on record 3 Warming Seas Drive Rapid Acceleration of Melting Antarctic Ice National Geographic http news nationalgeographic com news 2014 12 141204 antarctic ice melt sea level climate environment science 4 Sea Level Rise and Global Warming Union of Concerned Scientists http www ucsusa org global warming science and impacts impacts infographic sea level rise global warming html VIjPLtbMg92 Ocean acidity is rising in step with rising CO2 emissions according to a Columbia study Reporting Climate Science http www reportingclimatescience com news stories article new global maps detail human caused ocean acidification html In a Warming World Storms May be Fewer but Stronger NASA Earth Observatory http earthobservatory nasa gov Features ClimateStorms src twitter src share National Climate Assessment http nca2014 globalchange gov 5 Fact Sheet Clean Power Plan Benefits EPA http www2 epa gov carbon pollution standards fact sheet clean

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  • Global Warming Solutions Updates | Environment New Jersey
    course correction Since 2002 New Jersey s annual capital investment in maintaining repairing and expanding its core public transit assets has dropped by an inflation adjusted 19 percent even as ridership has grown by 20 percent Read more about 15 Years of Declining Investment in Public Transit Has Harmed New Jersey s Straphangers Economy Environment News Release Environment New Jersey Groundhog Day Christie and RGGI Perfect Together Governor Blows Off Legislative Regulatory RGGI Overide Trenton In a move that shocked no one in the State House the Christie Administration failed to respond to a 30 day review of the legislative regulatory override of NJDEP decision to pull us out of the rules governing the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI program The RGGI program is a regional nine state compact that reduces carbon pollution from fossil fuel power plants across the Mid Atlantic and New England Read more about Groundhog Day Christie and RGGI Perfect Together Governor Blows Off Legislative Regulatory RGGI Overide News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Environmental Groups Sue over Approval of South Jersey Gas Pinelands Pipeline The New Jersey Sierra Club and Environment New Jersey are suing the Pinelands Commission and the Board of Public Utilities on their approval of the South Jersey Gas pipeline in the Pinelands Despite previous determination that the pipeline does not fit the needs of the Pinelands the Commission s Executive Director unilaterally determined the pipeline was consistent with the Comprehensive Management Plan This decision circumvented a public hearing and further vote by the Pinelands Commission which the groups contend violates the Pinelands Protection Act The environmental groups are hoping to overturn these determinations in the New Jersey Superior Court Read more about Environmental Groups Sue over Approval of South Jersey Gas Pinelands Pipeline Report Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Turning to the Wind Wind power continues to grow as a source of clean energy across America The United States generated 26 times more electricity from wind power in 2014 than it did in 2001 But off shore wind s potential still remains relatively untapped especially off the Atlantic With the extension of clean energy tax credits wind power can play a vital role in reducing carbon pollution under EPA s Clean Power Plan and the transition to a clean energy economy Read more about Turning to the Wind News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Report Shows New Jersey 1 in Off Shore Wind Potential Poised To Benefit Most from Federal Tax Credit Extension New Jersey may have lost the race to build the first off shore wind facility in the nation but the potential for off shore wind power production is still highest off the Jersey Shore according to Turning to the Wind a new Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center report The report also shows that carbon pollution equal to 1 1 million cars could be eliminated by 2020 with a rapid expansion in wind power off the Jersey Shore Read

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  • 15 Years of Declining Investment in Public Transit Has Harmed New Jersey’s Straphangers, Economy & Environment | Environment New Jersey
    in maintaining repairing and expanding its core public transit assets has dropped by an inflation adjusted 19 percent even as ridership has grown by 20 percent The drop is even more severe when measured from the high funding point of 2004 the decline in capital funding is 29 percent from 2004 to 2016 This drop in capital funding for NJ Transit has been made worse by meager state support of NJ Transit s operating costs which has led the agency to continually use capital funds to literally keep trains and buses running The lack of investment has stalled all of the state s major transit expansion projects and has led to stagnant funding for maintenance of NJ Transit s existing bus and train assets New Jersey s declining direct state support for NJ Transit s day to day operating costs has also led the agency to increasingly rely on fare hikes and fund raids from other parts of the state budget to balance its annual budgets NJ Transit s train system suffers from more breakdowns and equipment failures than most other transit agencies in the nation and our regional peers Direct state support for NJ Transit has dropped precipitously by 90 3 percent between 2005 and 2016 The years of underfunding have forced the transit agency into cannibalistic financing practices and unsustainable funding raids just to keep the wheels turning said Janna Chernetz Director of New Jersey Policy for Tri State Transportation Campaign This has come at a substantial cost to the state in terms of economic growth and quality of life for its residents Last year NJ Transit commuters were forced to pick up the pieces of this broken transportation funding structure in the form of fare hikes and service cuts It s now Trenton s turn The coalition urged lawmakers to find a solution to New Jersey s transportation funding crisis one that reflects the importance of public transit to the state s future by adequately investing in both capital and operating expenses for NJ Transit And it urged legislators to do everything in their power to prevent riders from paying the price for years of disinvestment in the form of higher fares and less service NJ Transit s funding is in crisis and Gov Christie is AWOL NJ Transit suffers from a legacy of underinvestment which has created a generation of neglect for transit riders said Doug O Malley director of Environment New Jersey and a co chair of the New Jersey For Transit coalition Transit riders can t ignore this crisis because they re stuck on trains and buses that are breaking down and already paying the highest fares in America We need the Legislature to stand up for riders to ensure we don t see another round of fare hikes and service cuts Advocates for low income New Jerseyans stressed that affordable reliable public transit options are essential to allowing those working folks to work and climb their way into the middle class If we

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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    Blows Off Legislative Regulatory RGGI Overide Trenton In a move that shocked no one in the State House the Christie Administration failed to respond to a 30 day review of the legislative regulatory override of NJDEP decision to pull us out of the rules governing the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI program The RGGI program is a regional nine state compact that reduces carbon pollution from fossil fuel power plants across the Mid Atlantic and New England Read more about Groundhog Day Christie and RGGI Perfect Together Governor Blows Off Legislative Regulatory RGGI Overide News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Bridgegate in the Pines Part Deux Gov Christie Fires Pinelands Commissioner Chairman Lohbauer Today New Jersey Pinelands Commission Chairman Mark Lohbauer was replaced as Chairman by Gov Christie s Administration in a clear case of political retribution for the now former Chairman s willingness to cross the Christie Administration by supporting protection for the Pinelands including efforts to block a 22 mile gas pipeline from bisecting the National Reserve The new Chairman of the Pinelands Commission was announced as Sean Earlen Read more about Bridgegate in the Pines Part Deux Gov Christie Fires Pinelands Commissioner Chairman Lohbauer News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Environmental Groups Sue over Approval of South Jersey Gas Pinelands Pipeline The New Jersey Sierra Club and Environment New Jersey are suing the Pinelands Commission and the Board of Public Utilities on their approval of the South Jersey Gas pipeline in the Pinelands Despite previous determination that the pipeline does not fit the needs of the Pinelands the Commission s Executive Director unilaterally determined the pipeline was consistent with the Comprehensive Management Plan This decision circumvented a public hearing and further vote by the Pinelands Commission which the groups contend violates

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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    overwhelming public support the Clean Water Rule has now withstood every attack that polluters could muster in Congress the Barrasso bill the CRA measure and now an attempted budget rider Polluters and their allies have played all their dirty water cards in Congress and lost Read more about Clean water wins as Congress rejects budget rider News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Christmas Comes Early For South Jersey Gas BPU Rubberstamps Pinelands Pipeline Puts Fossil Fuel in the Stockings of the Public Local Towns and Pinelands Commissioners The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities during their December board meeting voted to approve the petition to approve the South Jersey Gas pipeline through the Pinelands National Reserve to repower B L England a historic coal peaker plant as a full time natural gas plant The decision to approve the pipeline by the BPU and repower the B L England will create the largest global warming polluter in South Jersey and circumvents the role of the Pinelands Commission Read more about Christmas Comes Early For South Jersey Gas BPU Rubberstamps Pinelands Pipeline Puts Fossil Fuel in the Stockings of the Public Local Towns and Pinelands Commissioners News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center As Paris Climate Talks Kick Off New Solar Report Shows Newark As Top City Per Capita for Solar in Northeast New Jersey s cities rank among national leaders on installed solar capacity according to an Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Shining Cities report Newark ranks 16th among dozens of metropolitan areas analyzed the 8th per capita nationally for the amount of solar installed and the top city per capita in the New England and the Mid Atlantic regions with 78 watts of installed solar per person in the city Read more about As

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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    largely to thank said environmentalists public health advocates and faith leaders today The groups joined together on a national letter to President Obama and his officials with more than 275 organizations and more than 40 from New Jersey urging them to continue their leadership in developing wind power off the Atlantic Coast including the Jersey Shore Read more about NJ Off Shore Wind Advocates Urge Obama Administration To Keep Moving Forward on Wind News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Clean and Green Forum Puts Focus on Capital City in Debate on PennEast Pipeline Fracking and the Green Job Economy A week after PennEast officially applied to FERC to build a massive gas pipeline through Central Jersey the League of Women Voters of New Jersey the Citizens Campaign and Environment New Jersey organized an educational forum in Trenton to discuss the potential impact of the PennEast Pipeline and fracking in the Delaware River watershed on Trenton s drinking water as well as the economic benefits of long term green jobs Read more about Clean and Green Forum Puts Focus on Capital City in Debate on PennEast Pipeline Fracking and the Green Job Economy News Release Environment New Jersey Commuters Advocates Protest NJ Transit Fare Increases Warn of Future Fare Hikes Because of Tranit Funding Crisis As NJ Transit prepares to hike fares on its rail and bus lines by 9 percent this Thursday commuters and advocates challenged Gov Christie and the Legislature to act to prevent further fare hikes and additional service cuts The October 1 fare hikes follow service cuts rolled out through September NJ Transit approved the hikes and cuts in July after the Legislature and Gov Christie failed to adequately support NJ Transit in the 2016 budget Read more about Commuters Advocates Protest NJ Transit

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