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  • Go Solar, New Jersey Updates | Environment New Jersey
    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 Go Solar New Jersey Updates 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

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/node/32741/content (2016-05-01)
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  • Save the Delaware From Drilling Results | Environment New Jersey
    Stop Keystone Global Warming Solutions 100 Renewable Energy Save the Delaware from Drilling News Action Jobs Donate Save the Delaware From Drilling Results Result We re keeping New Jersey safe from fracking waste When drilling companies tried to dump fracking waste into our waterways including some of the 1 2 billion gallons of benzene laden heavy metal ridden highly toxic and even radioactive wastewater from Pennsylvania we jumped into action

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/node/4696/content/result (2016-05-01)
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  • Email Contact Form | Environment New Jersey
    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 Email Contact Form Your name

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/email/node/510/field_bio_email (2016-05-01)
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  • We defended the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. | Environment New Jersey
    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 Result We defended the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Working together we can defend the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative a program that cuts pollution and funds clean energy across the Northeast When Gov Christie moved to kill the

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/results/nje/we-defended-regional-greenhouse-gas-initiative (2016-05-01)
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  • NJ Court: Gov. Christie Illegally Removed NJ from Climate Change Pollution Rules | Environment New Jersey
    together with the substantial economic environmental and public health benefits the program has delivered in neighboring states should compel New Jersey to give RGGI another look said Dale Bryk Energy and Transportation Program Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council RGGI has been an environmental and economic success Designed by a bipartisan group of Northeastern and Mid Atlantic governors in the mid 2000s already RGGI has significantly helped reduce carbon pollution while at the same time supporting economic development creating new jobs and saving consumers money on energy Specifically since it took effect in 2009 RGGI has proven itself to be a pollution cutting economy boosting powerhouse by Helping to reduce regional climate change pollution by more than 30 percent demonstrating that states can successfully clean up climate altering pollution from power plants just as they have successfully reduced emissions of arsenic lead soot and other types of power plant pollution Creating more than 23 000 job years aka one year s worth of work in the nine remaining RGGI states Implementing energy efficiency measures that will save ratepayers of all kinds residential business and industrial more than 1 8 billion on their energy bills and Adding 2 4 billion in economic activity to the RGGI region RGGI is a perfect example of a program that has not only been good for the environment but has also provided key benefits to business said Judy Albert Executive Director of Environmental Entrepreneurs a national community of business leaders who promote sound environmental policy that builds economic prosperity It has already added over 2 4 billion in economic value to the RGGI states In addition consumers have benefitted from increased energy efficiency and lower electricity rates and bills When withdrawing from RGGI in 2011 Governor Christie acknowledged that climate change is real and that it is already having an impact on New Jersey but expressed skepticism about the effectiveness of the program but the facts now speak for the themselves Governor Christie s fears can be put to rest said Travis Madsen Senior Program Manager for Environment America The evidence is clear RGGI works RGGI can help New Jersey and other states comply with forthcoming federal standards As part of the Climate Action Plan President Obama announced last year the Environmental Protection Agency will be creating federal standards to reduce climate change pollution from power plants nationwide EPA will issue carbon pollution standards for existing power plants this June and all 50 states will be required to develop proposals to meet those standards by 2016 If they don t the EPA will develop a generic plan they can adopt In all likelihood the EPA will consider RGGI to be an appropriate compliance mechanism Last December the RGGI states submitted comments to EPA offering the RGGI program as a proven cost effective benchmark for national action Soon every state in the country is going to have to crack down on their dirty fossil fuel powers plants why not do it with a program that

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news/nje/nj-court-gov-christie-illegally-removed-nj-climate-change-pollution-rules (2016-05-01)
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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

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/home?page=0%2C0 (2016-05-01)
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  • Environment New Jersey
    Updates We defended the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Working together we can defend the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative a program that cuts pollution and funds clean energy across the Northeast When Gov Christie moved to kill the program we united tens of thousands of New Jerseyans took the governor to court and won a major legal victory Read more PREV NEXT Report Extreme Weather Map Fact Sheet Keep Reading Report Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Stuck at the Station Public transit is more than just getting from Point A to Point B it s the future engine of success for our state with the potential to create a stronger economy cleaner environment and more equitable transportation options for low and moderate income residents Yet despite transit s clear benefit to New Jersey the state has systematically shirked its responsibility to invest the dollars necessary to create a world class public transit system that is reliable and affordable Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center 15 Years of Declining Investment in Public Transit Has Harmed New Jersey s Straphangers Economy Environment The New Jersey For Transit coalition released a new report Stuck at the Station to discuss the devastating consequences of 15 years of declining investment in New Jersey s public transit system and call for a 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 Keep Reading 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

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/home?page=1%2C1 (2016-05-01)
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  • Environment New Jersey
    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 Keep Reading 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 Keep Reading 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 Keep Reading News Release

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/home?page=2%2C1 (2016-05-01)
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