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  • Global Warming Solutions | Environment New Jersey
    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 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

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/programs/nje/global-warming-solutions-0 (2016-05-01)
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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    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 Read more about 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 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 Read more about NJ Legislature Acts To Move on Off Shore Wind 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

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news (2016-05-01)
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  • Work for a cleaner, greener, healthier future | Environment New Jersey
    achieve results for the environment We re looking for people who are ready to commit their time skills and passion to political action on behalf of the environment Entry level and experienced positions available Jobs with Environment New Jersey Fellowship If you re looking for the opportunity to organize advocate and fight for the environment apply to be a Fellow Each year we hire recent college graduates with the passion the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluting industries organize support and fight for our environmental values MORE APPLY Environmental Advocacy Positions Our advocates are experts in combining research public education coalition building direct persuasion and grassroots organizing to achieve real and lasting progress for our environment Our advocates across the country have helped pass Clean Cars programs in 13 states win an initiative to build a Million Solar Roofs in California and protect the Great Lakes from toxic mercury pollution We re also hiring experienced communications development legal administrative and creative staff MORE APPLY Environmental Campaign Staff Across the country our environment faces some tough challenges But we know what we need to win citizen support and grassroots action That s why we ve partnered with the Fund for the Public Interest to hire college students graduates and activists across the state to go out into communities to talk with citizens about the issues raise money and build membership for Environment New Jersey Staff also have the opportunity to work with the media build coalitions and mobilize activists Similar positions are available in more than 50 offices across the country For more information or to apply visit www JobsForGoodCauses org Environment New Jersey is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race color national or

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/page/aze/work-cleaner-greener-healthier-future (2016-05-01)
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  • Go Solar, New Jersey | Environment New Jersey
    to smart policies The top 10 solar states with only 26 of the nation s population were responsible for 87 of the nation s solar power Our report found all or nearly all of the states shared a set of smart policies in common from strong clean energy standards to policies that let solar homeowners sell their extra power back to the utilities 20 percent solar by 2025 We need more and better pro solar policies not fewer That s why we re urging Gov Chris Christie to make commitments that will help put New Jersey on the road to 100 clean energy with 20 percent solar by 2025 Achieving this state goal would help move our country closer to the national goal of getting 10 percent solar by 2030 This would produce immediate and long lasting benefits for our environment including removing 280 million metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere by 2030 the equivalent of taking 59 million cars off the road Let s go big on solar We think a combination of professional research and advocacy with community action can help New Jersey go big on solar Why Our national federation has done it before Environment California spearheaded the campaign for that state s Million Solar Roofs Initiative In Massachusetts we helped convince the state to set a goal of enough solar to power 50 000 homes and then persuaded the state to raise the goal when it hit the original milestone ahead of schedule We ve also won pro solar policies in Colorado New Mexico Minnesota Arizona New Jersey and North Carolina But we have a long way to go to reach solar power s true potential It s time to go big on solar If we take the right steps today we can harness more power from the sun so we can finally leave dirty energy behind The sky really is the limit Issue 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

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/programs/nje/go-solar-new-jersey-0 (2016-05-01)
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  • We Pressured the Obama Administration To Drop Atlantic Coast Drilling Plan | Environment New Jersey
    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 Pressured the Obama Administration To Drop Atlantic Coast Drilling Plan Working together with activists elected leaders small businesses and allies we successfully beat back a plan from the Obama Administration to drill off the Atlantic Coast for oil and gas

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/results/nje/we-pressured-obama-administration-drop-atlantic-coast-drilling-plan (2016-05-01)
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  • Big Oil, Beware the Ides of March: Obama Administration Drops Atlantic Coast Drilling Plan That Endangered Jersey Shore | Environment New Jersey
    President Obama listened to the chorus of grassroots opposition to off shore drilling by deep sixing this plan again When you re dealing with a climate crisis the first rule is stop drilling the hole deeper The Atlantic Coast and the Jersey Shore should never have been potential sacrifice zones As summer beckons the President ensured his legacy will not include a future BP like disaster oil slicking our beaches This victory couldn t have happened without a multi state citizen effort to derail this fossil fuel plan Nearly six years ago President Obama proposed Atlantic Coast drilling which was then withdrawn in the wake of the BP disaster The Jersey Shore and our coastal communities would have been placed in an oil bulls eye with Cape May only 90 miles from proposed drilling off the Virginia coast Oil spills don t pay attention to state lines and the Shore s 38 billion tourism economy and our heritage was endangered According to the National Ocean Economics Program ocean related tourism and recreation generates three times the amount of economic activity Atlantic drilling was estimated to produce Last month a broad set of allied organizations including our colleagues at Environment America and Surfrider Foundation allies presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1 000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal More than a hundred coastal towns and cities including every town on the South Carolina coast and all but five on the North Carolina coast have passed resolutions against offshore drilling and seismic testing Citizens also turned out in droves to oppose the drilling plan with more than 1 400 people the vast majority against drilling attending public meetings last year including a hearing early last March in Atlantic City Sen Bob Menendez Sen Cory Booker and

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news/nje/big-oil-beware-ides-march-obama-administration-drops-atlantic-coast-drilling-plan (2016-05-01)
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  • Environment New Jersey
    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 proposal co sponsored by Senator

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/home?page=0%2C1 (2016-05-01)
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  • NJDEP Concedes in David & Goliath Barnegat Bay Dredging Dump Lawsuit But NJDOT Waiting in the Wings | Environment New Jersey
    Jersey DEP was willing to overlook numerous environmental laws in order to site a massive dump next to a residential neighborhood and a wildlife refuge DOT won t find any magic solutions and they have already started worked on the site Once again we will have to depend on the courts to prevent this environmental disaster The dredging project would remove at least 139 000 cubic yards of spoils from the nearby Westecunk Creek which would be dumped at the end of Dock Road at a 26 acre site The DEP proposal was to make the proposed dredge spoil site a Regional Dredge Spoil Facility This will mean that after the first 200 000 plus cubic yards of dredge spoils are dewatered they will be excavated and trucked out of the site Then fresh dredge spoils from across the region will be dumped at the site to create an ongoing perpetual and industrial operation adjacent to to a wildlife refuge and residential community After 9 long years we are very pleased that the DEP has decided to throw in the towel We believe their decision to quit was due to the tremendous strength of our case They just had no answers to many of the facts that were on our side said Mike Pierro a plaintiff and Dock Road resident The Confined Disposal Facility is owned by DOT and would hold more than 225 000 cubic yards of dredge spoil material Hundreds of thousands of cubic yards of dredge spoils are proposed for a site directly across narrow Dock Road from a line of homes literally on the edge of Barnegat Bay A renewed effort by DOT to apply for new coastal zone permits would fall under revised Coastal Zone Management Act CZMA rules which explicitly expanded a loop hole to try to facilitate more construction of CDF sites like the proposed Dock Road location The current plaintiffs were joined by the Surfriders Foundation and Save Barnegat Bay which also filed an amicus brief on the Dock Rd case in February in a lawsuit against the finalized CZMA rules because of this loophole and other capricious aspects of the new regulations Among the environmental laws DEP violated is the Coastal Area Facility Review Act CAFRA which requires project applicants to submit a detailed Environmental Impact Statement EIS as part of their CAFRA permit application The DEP claims the project is exempt from CAFRA because the site was briefly used for a small dredging operation in 1983 when the property was privately owned It was then abandoned and over the last 30 years it reverted back to a natural area The previous owner and potential developers were unable to obtain DEP permits for even modest development The site is surrounded by the Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and the Barnegat Bay and was purchased by the DOT in 2006 Finally the DEP granted permission to fill 7 acres of freshwater wetlands without requiring detailed consideration of alternative sites based on

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news/nje/njdep-concedes-david-goliath-barnegat-bay-dredging-dump-lawsuit-njdot-waiting-wings (2016-05-01)
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