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  • Global Warming Solutions | Environment New Jersey
    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 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

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  • Global Warming Solutions | Environment New Jersey
    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 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

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  • Global Warming Solutions Updates | Environment New Jersey
    acres off the Jersey Shore for off shore wind leasing to Res Americas and U S Wind Inc The bidding resulted in 10 bids for the South Lease Area and 8 bids for the North Lease Area and the final total sale price was nearly 2 million U S Wind Inc paid just more than 1 million for the North Lease Area and Res Americas paid 880 000 for the South Lease Area Read more about Going Once Going Twice Sold After Bidding Off Shore Wind Energy Areas Sold Off the Jersey Shore to Major Wind Companies News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center NJ Off Shore Wind Advocates Urge Obama Administration To Keep Moving Forward on Wind Offshore wind for New Jersey is closer to reality than it s ever been before and the Obama Administration is 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 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 Fare Increases Warn of Future Fare Hikes Because of Tranit Funding Crisis News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Tired of Waiting Feds Move Forward On Off Shore Wind Leases Off the Jersey Shore The Department of Interior announced this morning the final notice of sale of leases for close to 344 000 acres off the Jersey Shore for off shore wind development The competitive lease sale has been scheduled a month and a half from now on Monday November 9 and 13 companies have qualified to bid on the two leases for sale The announcement comes after last summer s proposed notice of sale and an extensive public comment period and five years after the signing by Gov Christie of the Off Shore Wind Economic Development Act Read more about Tired of Waiting Feds Move Forward On Off Shore Wind Leases Off the Jersey Shore News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Gov Christie Attempts To Duck EPA Clean Power Plan but Can t Ignore Climate Change The Christie Administration s decision to request a stay from the EPA

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  • Global Warming Solutions Updates | Environment New Jersey
    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 the Legislature considers bills to increase the net metering cap for New Jersey Read more about As Legislation To Increase Solar Net Metering Cap Gets Reduced Report Shows Solar Energy Benefits Vastly Outweigh Costs Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Shining Rewards Solar energy is on the rise in across the nation and in New Jersey Net energy metering has been instrumental in the growth of solar energy particularly on homes and businesses Net energy metering enables solar panel owners to earn fair compensation for benefits they provide to other users of the electricity grid and makes going solar an affordable option for more people A review of 11 recent analyses shows that individuals and businesses that decide to go solar generally deliver greater benefits to the grid and society than they receive through net metering Read more about Shining Rewards News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Exxon Gov Christie You ve Been Served Enviros File Legal Action To Stop Historic Environmental Sell Out Seven environmental groups representing hundreds of thousands of citizen members filed a motion this morning to intervene in litigation brought by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection against ExxonMobil Corporation The filing focused on damages due for generations of toxic pollution at the Bayonne and Linden refineries 16 other Exxon sites around the state and more than 800 gas stations for soil and water contamination across New Jersey and urged the court to reject the proposed settlement Read more about Exxon Gov Christie You ve Been Served Enviros File Legal Action To Stop Historic Environmental Sell Out News Release Environment New Jersey NJ For Transit Calls for Governor Christie Senate President Speaker To Fully Fund NJ Transit in FY2016 Budget New Jersey For Transit the 18 member coalition calling for more equitable transportation funding testified at NJ Transit s Board of Director s meeting this morning to urge leaders in Trenton and NJ Transit to work together to find a budgetary solution to stave of the proposed 9 percent fare hike and cuts to service and announce

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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    of New Jersey s largest environmental organizations Environment New Jersey and the New Jersey Conservation Foundation joined a group of homeowners to announce the filing of a lawsuit in Superior Court Appellate Division challenging decisions by the Department of Environmental Protection DEP to authorize construction of a massive dredge spoil facility to be located on Dock Road in Eagleswood Township Ocean County Read more about Environmental Groups Homeowners Sue NJDEP For Approving Massive Dredge Spoil Pile within the Barnegat Bay Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Ecosystem 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 climate march in history a new report shows New Jersey s fossil fuel power plants dump as much carbon pollution into the atmosphere as the entire country of Guatemala Environmental advocates elected officials civic organizations public health groups and clean energy businesses argued the data strengthened the call to march for action on climate in New York and reduce carbon pollution from our power plants Read more about 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 News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center New Report Outlines the Cost of Pulling Out of RGGI A new analysis shows that by declining to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI New Jersey is leaving real environmental and economic benefits on the table Other Northeast and Mid Atlantic states are requiring power companies to

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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    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 Read more about 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 News Release Environment New Jersey NJDEP Coastal Rules Blasted for Doubling Down on Development Failing Climate Change Test The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection NJDEP proposed regulations on coastal development the first since Hurricane Sandy were blasted at the final public hearing by environmental organizations and the public Advocates criticized the proposed regulations as failing to account for climate change s impacts including sea level rise and increased storm surges as allowing more high density development and expanding coastal centers Read more about NJDEP Coastal Rules Blasted for Doubling Down on Development Failing Climate Change Test 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 formally proposed to once again prevent New Jersey from participating in the regional program known as RGGI that limits dangerous climate changing pollution from power plants This action comes despite the

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  • Senate President Packs the Judiciary Committee in Order to Pack the Pinelands Commission | Environment New Jersey
    clear quid pro quo If you vote against the Christie Administration you will face the consequences Commissioner Robert Jackson voted his conscience and is on the verge of getting canned This vote calls into question whether the integrity of the Pinelands Commission can be maintained Senator Loretta Weinberg D Bergen said in the hearing The main issue for me is that we are replacing someone who has both the qualifications the understanding with the issues laws and regulations around the Pinelands Commission and by that replacement we are sending another message a message that has been sent too many times over the last five years if you stand up and do something that this Governor doesn t approve of you are replaced and told to sit down and shup up Senator Kip Bateman R Somerset stated during the hearing We are doing a disservice to the integrity of the Pinelands Commission I vote no Senator Nia Gill D Essex said This is about power This is about saying to people if you disagree with Governor Christie you will be removed And in that removal it will set a tone for all of us so that all good people need to do is to remain silent and that is what we will be saying have no opposition remain silent so you can remain in your position Because to challenge the Governor means that we will make sure that you do not serve This vote is a clear marker between those who want the Pinelands protected and those who don t for those who prioritize good government and those who don t for those who vote their conscience on the big issues and those who backslap and trade their votes too often said David Pringle New Jersey Campaign Director for Clean Water Action We are especially disappointed in Senator Sweeney who went to such great lengths to engineer this vote and in Senators Kyrillos and Sarlo who provided critical swing votes in favor of the nomination Senators Weinberg Gill and Bateman deserve special appreciation for their leadership in opposition Jeff Tittel Executive Director of the Sierra Club New Jersey Chapter stated After Robert Barr was blocked twice in the past dirty politics reared its ugly head We are outraged by this abuse of power by the Democratic leadership and Christie Administration in bullying the Judiciary Committee to push this nomination through This Administration has weakened protections in the Highlands rolled back protection in the Meadowlands and is now attacking the Pinelands It is not just about the pipeline This appointment signals an effort to dismantle 40 years of Pinelands protections and a successful growth management plan Pinelands supporters are now asking the full Senate to reject this nomination at least until South Jersey Gas has given up its effort to override the Pinelands protection laws for its pipeline The Judiciary Committee voted as follows Voting in favor of the nomination in the hearing Sen Gerald Cardinale R Bergen Sen Michael Dougherty R

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  • Pinelands Commission Nomination Back at Senate Judiciary Committee | Environment New Jersey
    Mr Barr and the support his nomination has received from supporters of the pipeline deal make absolutely clear this is an attempt to pack the Pinelands Commission and get it to reverse its prior rejection of that deal As such this is a direct assault on the Pinelands and on the integrity of our state government said Carleton Montgomery executive director of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance Pinelands supporters are asking the Judiciary Committee to stop this assault on the Pinelands by rejecting this nomination or tabling the nomination until South Jersey Gas has given up its effort to override the Pinelands protection laws for this project The governor made the nominations shortly after the Pinelands Commission voted down the original pipeline deal and South Jersey Gas made clear it intended to get the pipeline built despite the Commission s January 2014 no vote Mr Barr the current nominee is a protégé of Senator Van Drew of Cape May County having been involved in discussions aimed at advancing the pipeline project before he was nominated in April 2014 We need the Judiciary Committee to reject or block this appointment to the Pinelands Commission The Governor is deliberately trying to stack the Commission This threatens the integrity and independence of the Pinelands Commission not just now but in the future In the 40 years since the passage of the Pinelands Act this is really putting the Commission and the role the Commission plays in protecting the region in jeopardy with overt politicization and this could lead to dismantling and rollbacks of those protections said Jeff Tittel Director of the NJ Sierra Club The pipeline is proposed to bring natural gas to the BL England power plant on the shore of Great Egg Harbor in Upper Township Cape May County The power plant

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