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  • Global Warming Solutions News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    Earth Day Hike Inspects Forest Targeted for Great Adventure s Solar Project Clearcutting Under overcast Earth Day skies a group of advocates Jackson Township residents and Gov Jim Florio hiked on adjacent property to the 90 acres of forested land that Great Adventure is proposing to clearcut to build the largest solar installation in the state to examine the condition of the targeted woods and urge Great Adventure to reconsider the siting of the solar installation Read more about Earth Day Hike Inspects Forest Targeted for Great Adventure s Solar Project Clearcutting News Release Environment New Jersey Senate President Packs the Judiciary Committee in Order to Pack the Pinelands Commission At an extraordinary session earlier today the Senate Judiciary Committee voted seven in favor five against and one abstention to advance the governor s nomination of Robert Barr to join the Pinelands Commission Conservationists and several Senators understood this nomination is aimed at packing the Pinelands Commission with enough votes to reverse the Commission s prior denial to allow South Jersey Gas to build a massive gas pipeline through the Pinelands Read more about Senate President Packs the Judiciary Committee in Order to Pack the Pinelands Commission News Release Environment

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/node/31806/content/news-release?page=2 (2016-05-01)
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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    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 Read more about Groundhog Day Christie and RGGI Perfect Together Governor Blows Off Legislative Regulatory RGGI Overide 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 Read more about Bridgegate in the Pines Part Deux Gov Christie Fires Pinelands Commissioner Chairman Lohbauer 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

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news/rss.xml?page=1 (2016-05-01)
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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    overwhelming public support the Clean Water Rule has now withstood every attack that polluters could muster in Congress the Barrasso bill the CRA measure and now an attempted budget rider Polluters and their allies have played all their dirty water cards in Congress and lost Read more about Clean water wins as Congress rejects budget rider News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Christmas Comes Early For South Jersey Gas BPU Rubberstamps Pinelands Pipeline Puts Fossil Fuel in the Stockings of the Public Local Towns and Pinelands Commissioners The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities during their December board meeting voted to approve the petition to approve the South Jersey Gas pipeline through the Pinelands National Reserve to repower B L England a historic coal peaker plant as a full time natural gas plant The decision to approve the pipeline by the BPU and repower the B L England will create the largest global warming polluter in South Jersey and circumvents the role of the Pinelands Commission Read more about Christmas Comes Early For South Jersey Gas BPU Rubberstamps Pinelands Pipeline Puts Fossil Fuel in the Stockings of the Public Local Towns and Pinelands Commissioners News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center As Paris Climate Talks Kick Off New Solar Report Shows Newark As Top City Per Capita for Solar in Northeast New Jersey s cities rank among national leaders on installed solar capacity according to an Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Shining Cities report Newark ranks 16th among dozens of metropolitan areas analyzed the 8th per capita nationally for the amount of solar installed and the top city per capita in the New England and the Mid Atlantic regions with 78 watts of installed solar per person in the city Read more about As

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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    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 Research and Policy Center Clean and Green Forum Puts Focus on Capital City in Debate on PennEast Pipeline Fracking and the Green Job Economy A week after PennEast officially applied to FERC to build a massive gas pipeline through Central Jersey the League of Women Voters of New Jersey the Citizens Campaign and Environment New Jersey organized an educational forum in Trenton to discuss the potential impact of the PennEast Pipeline and fracking in the Delaware River watershed on Trenton s drinking water as well as the economic benefits of long term green jobs Read more about Clean and Green Forum Puts Focus on Capital City in Debate on PennEast Pipeline Fracking and the Green Job Economy 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

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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    a laggard and that EPA s Clean Power Plan is a sensible step to rein in carbon pollution from our power plants Read more about Gov Christie Attempts To Duck EPA Clean Power Plan but Can t Ignore Climate Change News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center EPA Clean Water Rule To Take Effect Tomorrow Protecting Wetlands More than 4 000 Miles of New Jersey Streams Developers can no longer pave over wetlands and oil companies can no longer dump into streams unheeded thanks to the Obama Administration s Clean Water Rule that takes effect tomorrow The action will protect the streams that feed the Delaware River and the Shore as well as drinking water sources for 1 in 3 Americans and more than half of New Jersey residents Read more about EPA Clean Water Rule To Take Effect Tomorrow Protecting Wetlands More than 4 000 Miles of New Jersey Streams News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center On 5th Anniversary of Gov Christie s own Off Shore Wind Bill Advocates Legislators Businesses Officials Urge an End to the Delay on Off Shore Wind More than 40 organizations legislators businesses unions and local officials delivered a letter to Gov Christie today urging him to make offshore wind power which has vast potential in New Jersey a key part of the state s energy supply on the 5 year anniversary of his signing the Off Shore Wind Economic Development Act OWEDA into law Read more about On 5th Anniversary of Gov Christie s own Off Shore Wind Bill Advocates Legislators Businesses Officials Urge an End to the Delay on Off Shore Wind News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Off Shore Wind Letter to Gov Christie Read more about Off Shore Wind Letter to Gov Christie News Release

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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    Fuel Plant Pollution Fossil fuel power plants will pollute 32 percent less nationwide by 2030 and clean energy sources such as solar wind and energy efficiency will meet more of the state s electricity needs according to limits on carbon pollution finalized today that are central to President Obama s plan to address climate change Read more about Carbon Pollution Wild West No Longer EPA Carbon Plan Inked Huge Step on Climate To Tackle Fossil Fuel Plant Pollution News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center The Path to Paris Report Documents Long Road Ahead for NJ To Reduce Global Warming Pollution New Jersey once poised to play a major role in U S progress to address climate change is falling behind neighboring states in reducing carbon pollution by 2025 mainly because of its decision to pull out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative 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

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news/rss.xml?page=5 (2016-05-01)
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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    comment period closed on May 21 and NJ Transit Board is expected to vote on the proposal at the July Board Meeting Read more about NJ For Transit Calls for Governor Christie Senate President Speaker To Fully Fund NJ Transit in FY2016 Budget News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Obama Admin s EPA Issues Rule To Protect 4 000 Miles of New Jersey Streams More than 4 000 miles of New Jersey s streams including those feeding the Delaware and the Jersey Shore will gain federal protections under a final rule signed today by top Obama administration officials The measure restores Clean Water Act safeguards to small streams and headwaters and wetlands that have been vulnerable to development and pollution for nearly ten years Read more about Obama Admin s EPA Issues Rule To Protect 4 000 Miles of New Jersey Streams News Release Environment New Jersey Earth Day Hike Inspects Forest Targeted for Great Adventure s Solar Project Clearcutting Under overcast Earth Day skies a group of advocates Jackson Township residents and Gov Jim Florio hiked on adjacent property to the 90 acres of forested land that Great Adventure is proposing to clearcut to build the largest solar installation in the state to examine the condition of the targeted woods and urge Great Adventure to reconsider the siting of the solar installation Read more about Earth Day Hike Inspects Forest Targeted for Great Adventure s Solar Project Clearcutting 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 at Rutgers University s New Brunswick campus The event was a collaboration between Environment New Jersey NJ PIRG Student

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news/rss.xml?page=6 (2016-05-01)
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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey
    voted seven in favor five against and one abstention to advance the governor s nomination of Robert Barr to join the Pinelands Commission Conservationists and several Senators understood this nomination is aimed at packing the Pinelands Commission with enough votes to reverse the Commission s prior denial to allow South Jersey Gas to build a massive gas pipeline through the Pinelands Read more about Senate President Packs the Judiciary Committee in Order to Pack the Pinelands Commission News Release Environment New Jersey Pinelands Commission Nomination Back at Senate Judiciary Committee At an extraordinary session called for Tuesday February 24th at noon the Senate Judiciary Committee will yet again consider the governor s nominee to replace a member of the Pinelands Commission because he voted no on the South Jersey Gas pipeline deal which the Pinelands Commission defeated by an evenly divided vote in January 2014 Read more about Pinelands Commission Nomination Back at Senate Judiciary Committee News Release Environment New Jersey Obama Administration Drilling Announcement Puts East Coast Jersey Shore in Big Oil s Crosshairs As the fifth anniversary of the the BP oil spill disaster approaches Environment New Jersey criticized the Obama Administration for calling for the lifting of a off shore drilling moratorium for the Atlantic Coast The announcement which echoes a proposal first attempted in 2010 will put the Atlantic Coast including the Jersey Shore at risk of massive environmental damage from a potential oil spill and risk New Jersey s Shore tourism economy Read more about Obama Administration Drilling Announcement Puts East Coast Jersey Shore in Big Oil s Crosshairs News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center New Wind Report Builds Case for Moving Forward with Off Shore Wind in NJ Legislative Leaders Call Out BPU for Fishermen s Energy Denial Delay The carbon pollution

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news/rss.xml?page=7 (2016-05-01)
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