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  • It's time to reveal America's next top polluter ... | Environment New Jersey
    working to reveal America s next top polluter Because once people know the truth they will demand change How heavy is the toll that corporate agribusiness imposes on our water Each year factory farms produce millions of tons of manure more than the sewage produced by the entire U S population According to the U S Environmental Protection Agency EPA agriculture is one of the largest sources of pollution for more than 100 000 miles of rivers and streams in the United States along with 2 500 square miles of lakes and 2 900 square miles of estuaries These waters are so polluted that they are unsafe for fishing swimming and or wildlife This agribusiness pollution is a leading cause of the dead zones that plague waters from the Chesapeake Bay to the Gulf of Mexico Agribusiness pollution is so severe that it is beginning to threaten our drinking water as well In Ohio runoff from agribusiness operations contributed to a toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie which contaminated the drinking water for 500 000 people around Toledo with cyanotoxins in 2014 In Iowa nitrate pollution from agribusiness operations have so badly polluted the Raccoon River that Des Moines is now suing three counties for failing to stop contamination of its main drinking water source From manure runoff to direct dumping Agribusiness pollution runs throughout the industry s operations from factory farm manure to fertilizer and pesticide runoff from fields to direct dumping from processing plants Factory farms concentrate so many animals in one location that the volume of manure is virtually impossible to keep out of the water By and large the practices needed to curb this pollution are well known including buffer zones cover crops reduced fertilizer use and holding factory farms accountable for every pound of poop they generate But these big companies won t stop polluting unless the public demands it It s time to reveal the truth Unfortunately few people really know about how corporate agribusiness is polluting our waterways Before we can press corporate agribusinesses to change or our elected officials to force them to change we need to educate the public to get people to make the connection between megafarms and water pollution in the same way they do with big oil or big chemical companies or big pipelines or big sewage plants That s why we need you help to reveal America s next top polluter Clean Water Updates News Release Environment New Jersey Environment New Jersey Hails Assembly Vote to Ban Toxic Waste from Fracking in New Jersey In the latest state action against fracking the New Jersey Assembly today approved a measure to ban the processing of fracking wastewater Environment New Jersey and its allies stepped up efforts to build support for Assemblywoman Connie Wagner s bill after learning that fracking waste had already been shipped to New Jersey and discharged into the Delaware via a DuPont facility in Salem County Legislators approved the bill A575 this afternoon by a

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  • It's time to reveal America's next top polluter ... | Environment New Jersey
    in Toledo 100 000 miles of American rivers and streams that are now too polluted for swimming drinking and or other uses and huge biological dead zones from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico in which no life can survive That s why we re working to reveal America s next top polluter Because once people know the truth they will demand change How heavy is the toll that corporate agribusiness imposes on our water Each year factory farms produce millions of tons of manure more than the sewage produced by the entire U S population According to the U S Environmental Protection Agency EPA agriculture is one of the largest sources of pollution for more than 100 000 miles of rivers and streams in the United States along with 2 500 square miles of lakes and 2 900 square miles of estuaries These waters are so polluted that they are unsafe for fishing swimming and or wildlife This agribusiness pollution is a leading cause of the dead zones that plague waters from the Chesapeake Bay to the Gulf of Mexico Agribusiness pollution is so severe that it is beginning to threaten our drinking water as well In Ohio runoff from agribusiness operations contributed to a toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie which contaminated the drinking water for 500 000 people around Toledo with cyanotoxins in 2014 In Iowa nitrate pollution from agribusiness operations have so badly polluted the Raccoon River that Des Moines is now suing three counties for failing to stop contamination of its main drinking water source From manure runoff to direct dumping Agribusiness pollution runs throughout the industry s operations from factory farm manure to fertilizer and pesticide runoff from fields to direct dumping from processing plants Factory farms concentrate so many animals in one location that the volume of manure is virtually impossible to keep out of the water By and large the practices needed to curb this pollution are well known including buffer zones cover crops reduced fertilizer use and holding factory farms accountable for every pound of poop they generate But these big companies won t stop polluting unless the public demands it It s time to reveal the truth Unfortunately few people really know about how corporate agribusiness is polluting our waterways Before we can press corporate agribusinesses to change or our elected officials to force them to change we need to educate the public to get people to make the connection between megafarms and water pollution in the same way they do with big oil or big chemical companies or big pipelines or big sewage plants That s why we need you help to reveal America s next top polluter Clean Water Updates News Release As Memorial Day Approaches Environment New Jersey Calls on Gov Christie to Clean Up Shore Pollution Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey calls on Gov Christie to protect the Shore Keep Reading News Release Rally for the Delaware River Watershed Groups to Governors

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  • It's time to reveal America's next top polluter ... Updates | 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 It s time to reveal

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  • 100% Renewable Energy | Environment New Jersey
    help your community go 100 renewable The more people who join our call for 100 renewable power the more local state national and corporate leaders will step up and take action that will make a difference now and get us on the right track for the future Adam Perri Why wait And we can t wait Scientists say we must stop burning virtually all fossil fuels by 2050 in order to spare kids growing up today from the devastating impacts of climate change And why should we wait Why wait for healthier communities with cleaner air and water when we can have them today Why wait until it s impossible to leave the kids we know and love a safer healthier tomorrow Why wait when we can start changing the conversation about how we produce and consume energy so it s no longer a question of whether we ll get to 100 renewable power but how fast Why wait when America has the responsibility the ingenuity and the will to start leading the world to a 100 renewable future right now Steven Gilbert We ve got the power We re ready for this Our national network has done more to promote solar wind and energy efficiency on the state and local level than any other group in the country We ve won clean energy policies from pro solar initiatives to clean cars programs to renewable energy standards in 22 states all of which are driving down the costs of wind and solar and driving down carbon pollution Now we need you to join this movement and the first step is an easy one Add your name in support of a 100 renewable future Together we can do this A 100 renewable future based on 100 American made energy is 100 possible And it starts now Peter Kirkeskov Rasmussen via Flickr 100 Clean Energy 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

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  • 100% Renewable Energy | Environment New Jersey
    right track for the future Adam Perri Why wait And we can t wait Scientists say we must stop burning virtually all fossil fuels by 2050 in order to spare kids growing up today from the devastating impacts of climate change And why should we wait Why wait for healthier communities with cleaner air and water when we can have them today Why wait until it s impossible to leave the kids we know and love a safer healthier tomorrow Why wait when we can start changing the conversation about how we produce and consume energy so it s no longer a question of whether we ll get to 100 renewable power but how fast Why wait when America has the responsibility the ingenuity and the will to start leading the world to a 100 renewable future right now Steven Gilbert We ve got the power We re ready for this Our national network has done more to promote solar wind and energy efficiency on the state and local level than any other group in the country We ve won clean energy policies from pro solar initiatives to clean cars programs to renewable energy standards in 22 states all of which are driving down the costs of wind and solar and driving down carbon pollution Now we need you to join this movement and the first step is an easy one Add your name in support of a 100 renewable future Together we can do this A 100 renewable future based on 100 American made energy is 100 possible And it starts now Peter Kirkeskov Rasmussen via Flickr 100 Clean Energy 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

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  • 100% Renewable Energy | Environment New Jersey
    future Adam Perri Why wait And we can t wait Scientists say we must stop burning virtually all fossil fuels by 2050 in order to spare kids growing up today from the devastating impacts of climate change And why should we wait Why wait for healthier communities with cleaner air and water when we can have them today Why wait until it s impossible to leave the kids we know and love a safer healthier tomorrow Why wait when we can start changing the conversation about how we produce and consume energy so it s no longer a question of whether we ll get to 100 renewable power but how fast Why wait when America has the responsibility the ingenuity and the will to start leading the world to a 100 renewable future right now Steven Gilbert We ve got the power We re ready for this Our national network has done more to promote solar wind and energy efficiency on the state and local level than any other group in the country We ve won clean energy policies from pro solar initiatives to clean cars programs to renewable energy standards in 22 states all of which are driving down the costs of wind and solar and driving down carbon pollution Now we need you to join this movement and the first step is an easy one Add your name in support of a 100 renewable future Together we can do this A 100 renewable future based on 100 American made energy is 100 possible And it starts now Peter Kirkeskov Rasmussen via Flickr 100 Clean Energy 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

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  • 100% Renewable Energy | Environment New Jersey
    for the future Adam Perri Why wait And we can t wait Scientists say we must stop burning virtually all fossil fuels by 2050 in order to spare kids growing up today from the devastating impacts of climate change And why should we wait Why wait for healthier communities with cleaner air and water when we can have them today Why wait until it s impossible to leave the kids we know and love a safer healthier tomorrow Why wait when we can start changing the conversation about how we produce and consume energy so it s no longer a question of whether we ll get to 100 renewable power but how fast Why wait when America has the responsibility the ingenuity and the will to start leading the world to a 100 renewable future right now Steven Gilbert We ve got the power We re ready for this Our national network has done more to promote solar wind and energy efficiency on the state and local level than any other group in the country We ve won clean energy policies from pro solar initiatives to clean cars programs to renewable energy standards in 22 states all of which are driving down the costs of wind and solar and driving down carbon pollution Now we need you to join this movement and the first step is an easy one Add your name in support of a 100 renewable future Together we can do this A 100 renewable future based on 100 American made energy is 100 possible And it starts now Peter Kirkeskov Rasmussen via Flickr 100 Clean Energy Updates News Release Environment New Jersey NJ Court Gov Christie Illegally Removed NJ from Climate Change Pollution Rules A New Jersey court ruled this morning that the Christie Administration broke the law when it excused power plants from complying with regulations limiting dangerous climate changing pollution The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court ruled in favor of Environment New Jersey and the Natural Resources Defense Council in a lawsuit the organizations brought against the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in 2012 based on the state s removal from from the regulations that implemented the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Court Hears Argument Christie Illegally Repealed Rules to Clean Up Climate Change Pollution Environment New Jersey and the Natural Resources Defense Council argued their case before a New Jersey appellate court this morning in their lawsuit against the Christie Administration The lawsuit contends the state illegally repealed rules limiting power plant pollution in New Jersey a move that effectively ended its participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI a program that is combating climate change Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Massive Conservation Coalition Calls for Bold Action to Advance Offshore Wind Power With critical federal tax incentives set to expire on December 31 over 10 legislators including both Senate President Steve Sweeney D

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  • 100% Renewable Energy | Environment New Jersey
    up and take action that will make a difference now and get us on the right track for the future Adam Perri Why wait And we can t wait Scientists say we must stop burning virtually all fossil fuels by 2050 in order to spare kids growing up today from the devastating impacts of climate change And why should we wait Why wait for healthier communities with cleaner air and water when we can have them today Why wait until it s impossible to leave the kids we know and love a safer healthier tomorrow Why wait when we can start changing the conversation about how we produce and consume energy so it s no longer a question of whether we ll get to 100 renewable power but how fast Why wait when America has the responsibility the ingenuity and the will to start leading the world to a 100 renewable future right now Steven Gilbert We ve got the power We re ready for this Our national network has done more to promote solar wind and energy efficiency on the state and local level than any other group in the country We ve won clean energy policies from pro solar initiatives to clean cars programs to renewable energy standards in 22 states all of which are driving down the costs of wind and solar and driving down carbon pollution Now we need you to join this movement and the first step is an easy one Add your name in support of a 100 renewable future Together we can do this A 100 renewable future based on 100 American made energy is 100 possible And it starts now Peter Kirkeskov Rasmussen via Flickr 100 Clean Energy Updates News Release Environment New Jersey President Obama s Climate Plan a Clear Win for New Jersey President Obama announced a climate plan that will set limits on carbon pollution from power plants advance energy efficiency and increase the nation s commitment to renewable energy In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy a dizzying stretch of extreme weather events and continued temperature records the president s plan to address global warming was loudly applauded by Environment New Jersey and many others Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather Long Branch NJ Five months after Superstorm Sandy led to unspeakable losses throughout New Jersey and its Shore communities a new Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center report finds that weather related disasters are already affecting hundreds of millions of Americans and documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future Millions of New Jerseyans have endured extreme weather causing extremely big problems for New Jersey s health safety environment and economy said Dan DeRosa field organizer with Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Given that global warming will likely fuel even more extreme weather we need to cut dangerous carbon pollution

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