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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    Waterways Report Documents More Than 5 8 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped in NJ Waterways Industrial facilities dumped 5 862 061 pounds of toxic chemicals into New Jersey s waterways in 2012 making New Jersey s waterways the 14th worst in the nation according to a new report by Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center The Wasting Our Waterways report comes as the Environmental Protection Agency considers a new rule to restore Clean Water Act protections to thousands of waterways in New Jersey and across the nation Read more about Wasting Our Waterways Report Documents More Than 5 8 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped in NJ Waterways News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center EPA proposes first ever limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants Environment New Jersey applauded the Environmental Protection Agency as they proposed the first ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants the largest single source of global warming pollution in America The proposal would reduce carbon pollution from power plants by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 The rule proposal once finalized will be the largest step the U S has taken to combat global warming pollution Read more about EPA proposes first ever limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Gov Christie Trying to Double Down on Climate Inaction The Christie Administration has announced its intention to once again try to stop New Jersey from participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI that limits dangerous climate changing pollution from power plants despite the New Jersey Legislature twice voting to keep them in place a recent court ruling finding its previous attempt was illegal and overwhelming bipartisan support for pollution limits from New Jersey residents Read more about Gov

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news?page=11 (2016-05-01)
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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    Environmental Allies Call for Permanent Fracking Moratorium for the Delaware River Watershed News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Delaware Water Gap Underfunded Threatened by Funding Cuts As Congress approaches another deadline on the federal budget a new analysis by Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center PennEnvironment Research Policy Center entitled Death by a Thousand Cuts exposes the challenges facing the Delaware Water Gap as a result of mounting funding cuts to the National Park Service Read more about Delaware Water Gap Underfunded Threatened by Funding Cuts 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 Read more about Court Hears Argument Christie Illegally Repealed Rules to Clean Up Climate Change Pollution News Release Environment New Jersey Trading Pinelands Protections for 8 Million The Pinelands Commission the state agency charged with protecting the New Jersey Pinelands is considering a deal that would waive its own environmental protections damage the Pinelands and deal a body blow to the Commission s credibility Advocates for the Pinelands including 4 former New Jersey Governors see attached letter call on Governor Christie and Pinelands Commission to apply the Pinelands protection rules in this case and in all cases Read more about Trading Pinelands Protections for 8 Million News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Pinelands Commission Testimony Opposing Massive Gas Pipeline Environment New Jersey has delivered a petition

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news?page=12 (2016-05-01)
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  • One Year Later, What’s Changed?: BP Anniversary Finds Oil in the Gulf, Oil Companies Still Profiting & Congress Pushing Drillin | Environment New Jersey
    to ten years to recover And most importantly the Gulf tourism economy is still reeling An economic consulting firm puts damage to tourism in the Gulf over the next three years as high as 23 billion Today oil continues to wash up on the Gulf s shores from large bottom deposits scientists keep finding areas of deepwater death unusual mortality continues for marine mammals like dolphins fishermen face lower demand for seafood harvested from the Gulf because of fears of contamination and Congress has not passed legislation responding to the oil spill Oil company profits even BP s continue to expand and grow The BP disaster was a tragedy for the Gulf of Mexico But now a year later we have a political tragedy in Congress as the House pushes more off shore oil drilling We aren t going to be able to drill our way of our energy crisis we already played that hand and lost Instead of pushing more drilling we should be protecting our coasts We learned last year that the Jersey Shore is at risk from more than just MTV producers The actions of neighboring states and even within the Gulf could place our 38 billion tourism economy at risk The Jersey Shore is our treasure and doubling down on drilling is a false solution We can t turn away from this disaster because we re still addicted to oil And we ll never be able to guarantee that a BP like disaster won t happen again What we can do is to start to drive down our oil addiction by making our cars more efficient Setting fuel efficiency standards of 60 mpg would save more than 44 billion gallons of oil every year and save consumers more than 100 billion at the pump That s

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news/nje/one-year-later-what%E2%80%99s-changed-bp-anniversary-finds-oil-gulf-oil-companies-still-profiting (2016-05-01)
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  • Déjà Vu All Over Again: Another Gulf Rig Explosion | Environment New Jersey
    News Release Déjà Vu All Over Again Another Gulf Rig Explosion For Immediate Release Thursday September 2 2010 Trenton This morning at around 10 30 a m EST another rig exploded into the Gulf of Mexico According to Coast Guard reports the accident took place 80 miles off the coast of Louisiana on the Vermilion rig 380 which is owned by Houston based Mariner Energy Thirteen workers were on the rig at the time and all are reported to be safe although one worker is reported to have injuries Doug O Malley field director for Environment New Jersey released the following statement After the summer of the spill it is stunning to hear of yet another rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico President Obama should need no further wake up call to permanently ban new off shore drilling He should radically strengthen oversight of the existing offshore oil industry to prevent more accidents like the one today but also permanently protect the coasts where we don t drill now While everyone on the Shore keeps their fingers crossed about Hurricane Earl we shouldn t have to worry about a future offshore drilling disaster off the Atlantic Coast This summer we have seen too frequent oil spills and accidents across the U S The evidence is clear that oil drilling is too dirty and too dangerous In April BP s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and caused a 200 million gallon oil spill that continues to devastate the Gulf coast its people and wildlife In July a tugboat hit an abandoned oil well off Louisiana that sprayed oil and gas 100 feet into the air That same month there was a huge oil pipeline break in Michigan that polluted the Kalamazoo River in Michigan for dozens of miles Our dependence

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news/nje/d%C3%A9j%C3%A0-vu-all-over-again-another-gulf-rig-explosion (2016-05-01)
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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    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 News Releases News Release Lawmakers To Hold Hearings on Gov s Energy Plans for New Jersey Read more about Lawmakers To Hold Hearings on Gov s Energy Plans for New Jersey News Release New Jersey Environmental Conservation and Energy Organizations Appeal to Governor to Sign the Frack Ban Bill Read more about New Jersey Environmental Conservation and Energy Organizations Appeal to Governor to Sign the Frack Ban Bill News Release Beaches report statement Read more about Beaches report statement News Release Regional Emissions Plan Helps Northeast States Shift to Clean Energy and Cut Pollution Read more about Regional Emissions Plan Helps Northeast States Shift to Clean Energy and Cut Pollution News Release As Memorial Day Approaches Environment New Jersey Calls on Gov Christie to Clean Up Shore Pollution Read more about As Memorial Day Approaches Environment New Jersey Calls on Gov Christie to Clean Up Shore Pollution Pages first previous 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 next last

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news?page=22 (2016-05-01)
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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    Saudi Arabia Mexico Brazil and France Read more about New Jersey Sitting on Bench in Regional Plan to Tackle Climate Altering Pollution News Release Environment New Jersey New Jersey Sits on the Sidelines as Northeast States Plan Deeper Cuts in Power Plant Pollution Power plant pollution in the Northeast would decline by more than 20 percent in the next decade under a plan announced today by Northeast and Mid Atlantic state environmental and energy officials Read more about New Jersey Sits on the Sidelines as Northeast States Plan Deeper Cuts in Power Plant Pollution 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 Wind Energy in New Jersey Will Prevent as Much Global Warming Pollution as Taking 376 482 Cars Off the Road Each Year As Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath prompt more New Jerseyans to call for action to tackle global warming and the rise in extreme weather Environment New Jersey released a new report today that shows that New Jersey s current power generation from wind energy displaces as much global warming pollution as taking 2000 cars off the road per year A 2010 law passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Christie will bring far more wind power to New Jersey over the next decade significantly reducing global warming pollution and cutting the state s reliance on fossil fuels Read more about Wind Energy in New Jersey Will Prevent as

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news?page=15 (2016-05-01)
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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    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 released a report documenting a wide range of dollars and cents costs imposed by dirty drilling As documented in The Cost of Fracking fracking creates millions of dollars of health costs related to everything from air pollution to ruined roads to contaminated property Read more about On the Eve of Governor s Decision on Fracking Waste Ban Environment New Jersey Report Documents the Cost of Fracking News Release Environment New Jersey New Jersey Poised To Make History in the Race for Offshore Wind As the clock ticks down for Congress to extend critical tax credits for wind power a new report shows that with continued state and federal leadership New Jersey could be among the first states along the Atlantic seaboard with offshore wind farms Read more about New Jersey Poised To Make History in the Race for Offshore Wind News Release Environment New Jersey Final Green Light for Clean Cars Today the Obama administration finalized new clean car standards that will double the fuel efficiency of today s vehicles by 2025 drastically reducing emissions of carbon pollution and cutting oil use in New Jersey and nationwide The standards will cover new cars and light trucks in model years 2017 2025 and require those vehicles to meet the equivalent of a 54 5 miles per gallon standard by 2025 Read more about Final Green Light for Clean Cars News Release Environment New Jersey Broad Range of Stakeholders Call on Northeast Governors Including Christie to Improve Successful Clean Energy and Anti Pollution Program New Jersey organizations today joined more than 300 others in calling on Governor Christie and other Northeast

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news?page=16 (2016-05-01)
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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    Environment New Jersey Despite Record Breaking Heat and Numerous Bad Air Days Gov Christie Vetoes Clean Air Bill Gov Christie has again vetoed a bill to continue New Jersey s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI originally a 10 state program designed to reduce harmful power plant pollution make polluters pay for their emissions and invest those payments in local clean energy programs Gov Christie pulled the state from the program last December The New Jersey Legislature having received over 60 000 public comments in support of the program has now twice passed legislation S1322 to keep New Jersey in RGGI The program s main opponent is the Tea Party affiliated group Americans for Prosperity a group funded by out of state fossil fuel interests including the multi billionaire Koch Brothers Read more about Despite Record Breaking Heat and Numerous Bad Air Days Gov Christie Vetoes Clean Air Bill News Release Environment New Jersey NJ s Solar Energy Economy Gets a Boost At the end of June and just days before their summer recess the New Jersey Legislature had passed a bill S1925 A2966 that will help further grow New Jersey s successful and booming solar energy industry Governor Christie signed that bill today and Matt Elliott Environment New Jersey s Clean Energy Advocate issued a statement applauding the move Read more about NJ s Solar Energy Economy Gets a Boost News Release Environment New Jersey Electric Vehicles are Ready to Roll in New Jersey Environment New Jersey s report Charging Forward The Emergence of Electric Vehicles and Their Role in Reducing Oil Consumption says that over 13 100 drivers in New Jersey could purchase their first plug in vehicle within the next three years Overall these vehicles will reduce New Jersey s global warming pollution by almost

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news?page=17 (2016-05-01)
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