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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    a laggard and that EPA s Clean Power Plan is a sensible step to rein in carbon pollution from our power plants Read more about Gov Christie Attempts To Duck EPA Clean Power Plan but Can t Ignore Climate Change News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center EPA Clean Water Rule To Take Effect Tomorrow Protecting Wetlands More than 4 000 Miles of New Jersey Streams Developers can no longer pave over wetlands and oil companies can no longer dump into streams unheeded thanks to the Obama Administration s Clean Water Rule that takes effect tomorrow The action will protect the streams that feed the Delaware River and the Shore as well as drinking water sources for 1 in 3 Americans and more than half of New Jersey residents Read more about EPA Clean Water Rule To Take Effect Tomorrow Protecting Wetlands More than 4 000 Miles of New Jersey Streams News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center On 5th Anniversary of Gov Christie s own Off Shore Wind Bill Advocates Legislators Businesses Officials Urge an End to the Delay on Off Shore Wind More than 40 organizations legislators businesses unions and local officials delivered a letter to Gov Christie today urging him to make offshore wind power which has vast potential in New Jersey a key part of the state s energy supply on the 5 year anniversary of his signing the Off Shore Wind Economic Development Act OWEDA into law Read more about On 5th Anniversary of Gov Christie s own Off Shore Wind Bill Advocates Legislators Businesses Officials Urge an End to the Delay on Off Shore Wind News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Off Shore Wind Letter to Gov Christie Read more about Off Shore Wind Letter to Gov Christie News Release

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news?page=4 (2016-05-01)
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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    Fuel Plant Pollution Fossil fuel power plants will pollute 32 percent less nationwide by 2030 and clean energy sources such as solar wind and energy efficiency will meet more of the state s electricity needs according to limits on carbon pollution finalized today that are central to President Obama s plan to address climate change Read more about Carbon Pollution Wild West No Longer EPA Carbon Plan Inked Huge Step on Climate To Tackle Fossil Fuel Plant Pollution 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 in U S progress to address climate change is falling behind neighboring states in reducing carbon pollution by 2025 mainly because of its decision to pull out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI The state still ranks highly because of the 2007 Global Warming Response Act signed into law almost exactly eight years ago but the Christie Administration has failed to implement the law The report says if implemented New Jersey would see a reduction of 42 million metric tons of global warming pollution which ranks 6th in the nation in reductions Read more about The Path to Paris Report Documents Long Road Ahead for NJ To Reduce Global Warming Pollution News Release Environment New Jersey As Legislation To Increase Solar Net Metering Cap Gets Reduced Report Shows Solar Energy Benefits Vastly Outweigh Costs Homes and businesses with solar panels deliver more value to power customers and society than they receive through programs like net metering a report said today countering increasing complaints that solar homeowners don t pay their fair share The report comes in the hectic final days of the Legislative session before summer recess as

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news?page=5 (2016-05-01)
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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    comment period closed on May 21 and NJ Transit Board is expected to vote on the proposal at the July Board Meeting Read more about NJ For Transit Calls for Governor Christie Senate President Speaker To Fully Fund NJ Transit in FY2016 Budget News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Obama Admin s EPA Issues Rule To Protect 4 000 Miles of New Jersey Streams More than 4 000 miles of New Jersey s streams including those feeding the Delaware and the Jersey Shore will gain federal protections under a final rule signed today by top Obama administration officials The measure restores Clean Water Act safeguards to small streams and headwaters and wetlands that have been vulnerable to development and pollution for nearly ten years Read more about Obama Admin s EPA Issues Rule To Protect 4 000 Miles of New Jersey Streams News Release Environment New Jersey Earth Day Hike Inspects Forest Targeted for Great Adventure s Solar Project Clearcutting Under overcast Earth Day skies a group of advocates Jackson Township residents and Gov Jim Florio hiked on adjacent property to the 90 acres of forested land that Great Adventure is proposing to clearcut to build the largest solar installation in the state to examine the condition of the targeted woods and urge Great Adventure to reconsider the siting of the solar installation Read more about Earth Day Hike Inspects Forest Targeted for Great Adventure s Solar Project Clearcutting News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Over 100 Attend Discussion on New Jersey s Solar Future Over 100 students community members and solar business representatives attended a lively discussion on New Jersey s solar energy future last evening at Rutgers University s New Brunswick campus The event was a collaboration between Environment New Jersey NJ PIRG Student

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news?page=6 (2016-05-01)
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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    voted seven in favor five against and one abstention to advance the governor s nomination of Robert Barr to join the Pinelands Commission Conservationists and several Senators understood this nomination is aimed at packing the Pinelands Commission with enough votes to reverse the Commission s prior denial to allow South Jersey Gas to build a massive gas pipeline through the Pinelands Read more about Senate President Packs the Judiciary Committee in Order to Pack the Pinelands Commission News Release Environment New Jersey Pinelands Commission Nomination Back at Senate Judiciary Committee At an extraordinary session called for Tuesday February 24th at noon the Senate Judiciary Committee will yet again consider the governor s nominee to replace a member of the Pinelands Commission because he voted no on the South Jersey Gas pipeline deal which the Pinelands Commission defeated by an evenly divided vote in January 2014 Read more about Pinelands Commission Nomination Back at Senate Judiciary Committee News Release Environment New Jersey Obama Administration Drilling Announcement Puts East Coast Jersey Shore in Big Oil s Crosshairs As the fifth anniversary of the the BP oil spill disaster approaches Environment New Jersey criticized the Obama Administration for calling for the lifting of a off shore drilling moratorium for the Atlantic Coast The announcement which echoes a proposal first attempted in 2010 will put the Atlantic Coast including the Jersey Shore at risk of massive environmental damage from a potential oil spill and risk New Jersey s Shore tourism economy Read more about Obama Administration Drilling Announcement Puts East Coast Jersey Shore in Big Oil s Crosshairs News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center New Wind Report Builds Case for Moving Forward with Off Shore Wind in NJ Legislative Leaders Call Out BPU for Fishermen s Energy Denial Delay The carbon pollution

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news?page=7 (2016-05-01)
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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    considered ambitious are now seen as readily achievable according to a new report by Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Read more about Report 20 Percent Solar in Reach for New Jersey 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 Read more about Environment New Jersey Announces Endorsement of Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard in Tight South Jersey Congressional Race News Release Environment New Jersey Environment New Jersey Announces Slate of Federal Endorsements for Fall 2014 Elections Trenton Environment New Jersey a statewide citizen based environmental organization representing more than 20 000 members announced today the endorsement of three candidates for federal office for this fall s elections The candidates include Sen Cory Booker running for the U S Senate Rep Frank Pallone D 6 and Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman in the 12th Congressional District Read more about Environment New Jersey Announces Slate of Federal Endorsements for Fall 2014 Elections 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 Read more about NJ Senate Votes to Override Gov Christie on RGGI Rules News Release Environment New Jersey New Jersey Solar Businesses Ready to Roll with

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news?page=8 (2016-05-01)
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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    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 News Releases News Release One Year Later What s Changed BP Anniversary Finds Oil in the Gulf Oil Companies Still Profiting Congress Pushing Drillin Read more about One Year Later What s Changed BP Anniversary Finds Oil in the Gulf Oil Companies Still Profiting Congress Pushing Drillin News Release Brass Tacks on Federal Budget Sens Lautenberg and Menendez Draw Line in the Sand on Environmental Attacks Public Health Rollbacks Read more about Brass Tacks on Federal Budget Sens Lautenberg and Menendez Draw Line in the Sand on Environmental Attacks Public Health Rollbacks News Release Statement on Amtrak s Gateway Tunnel by Tri State Transportation Campaign Environment New Jersey and NJ Sierra Club Read more about Statement on Amtrak s Gateway Tunnel by Tri State Transportation Campaign Environment New Jersey and NJ Sierra Club News Release Extreme Weather Read more about Extreme Weather News Release Déjà Vu All Over Again Another Gulf Rig Explosion Read more about Déjà Vu All Over Again Another Gulf Rig Explosion Pages first previous

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news?page=23 (2016-05-01)
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  • Save the Delaware From Drilling News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    from Drilling News Action Jobs Donate Save the Delaware From Drilling News Releases 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 With New DRBC Director Announced Rep Holt Environmental Allies Call for Permanent Fracking Moratorium for the Delaware River Watershed Read more about With New DRBC Director Announced Rep Holt Environmental Allies Call for Permanent Fracking Moratorium for the Delaware River Watershed News Release Environment New Jersey New Jersey s Ban on Dangerous Gas Drilling Expires Today as New Jersey s one year moratorium on the dangerous shale gas drilling technique known as fracking expires Environment New Jersey pressed for further action to protect the state s waterways and environment from this controversial and damaging practice to extract fossil fuels Read more about New Jersey s Ban on Dangerous Gas Drilling Expires News Release Environment New Jersey On the Eve of Governor s Decision on Fracking Waste Ban Environment New Jersey Report Documents the Cost of Fracking Trenton Firing a new salvo in the ongoing debate over the gas drilling practice known as fracking Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center today

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/node/4696/content/news-release (2016-05-01)
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  • Protect the Jersey Shore News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    risk from Florida to New Jersey endangered marine life and would worsen our climate crisis Read more about Big Oil Beware the Ides of March Obama Administration Drops Atlantic Coast Drilling Plan That Endangered Jersey Shore News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Environmental Groups Citizens File Legal Action Against Finalized NJDEP Coastal Rules An array of citizens state and local environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection NJDEP for promulgated regulations on coastal development the first since Hurricane Sandy that were finalized last summer Environment New Jersey Save Barnegat Bay and residents from Eagleswood along the Barnegat Bay filed a notice of appeal with the state Superior Court to challenge the NJDEP s omnibus coastal regulations which amended coastal permit program rules and the Coastal Zone Management Rules The NJDEP overhaul received vociferous public opposition Read more about Environmental Groups Citizens File Legal Action Against Finalized NJDEP Coastal Rules News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center EPA Clean Water Rule To Take Effect Tomorrow Protecting Wetlands More than 4 000 Miles of New Jersey Streams Developers can no longer pave over wetlands and oil companies can no longer dump into streams unheeded thanks to the Obama Administration s Clean Water Rule that takes effect tomorrow The action will protect the streams that feed the Delaware River and the Shore as well as drinking water sources for 1 in 3 Americans and more than half of New Jersey residents Read more about EPA Clean Water Rule To Take Effect Tomorrow Protecting Wetlands More than 4 000 Miles of New Jersey Streams News Release Environment New Jersey Super Paddler Margo Pellegrino Welcomed At Rancocas Creek Homecoming After Paddling for 1 700 Miles for EPA Clean Water Rule A crowd of citizen activists

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/node/29921/content/news-release (2016-05-01)
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