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    health showing every county in New Jersey experienced federal weather disasters between 2007 and 2012 Global warming loads the dice for more extreme weather events like Superstorm Sandy Result New limits on carbon pollution In conjunction with our national federation we helped convince the Environmental Protection Agency to set smart new limits on the amount of smog forming carbon pollution that new coal fired power plants can emit an important

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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    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court this morning in their lawsuit against the Christie Administration The lawsuit contends the state illegally repealed rules limiting power plant pollution in New Jersey a move that effectively ended its participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI a program that is combating climate change Read more about Court Hears Argument Christie Illegally Repealed Rules to Clean Up Climate Change Pollution News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Pinelands Commission Testimony Opposing Massive Gas Pipeline Environment New Jersey has delivered a petition with over 2 000 New Jersey residents weighing in strongly with the Pinelands Commission and Governor Christie opposing the South Jersey Gas massive gas Pinelands pipeline project Memorandum of Agreement MOA This gas pipeline would tear a scar through the ecological heart of the Pinelands damage the credibility of the Pinelands Commission Read more about Pinelands Commission Testimony Opposing Massive Gas Pipeline 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 3 and Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr R 21 faith leaders and renewable energy coalitions joined Environment New Jersey the National Wildlife Federation and over 230 other organizations and elected officials Wednesday to urge the Obama administration to take swift bold action to facilitate the development of offshore wind power Read more about Massive Conservation Coalition Calls for Bold Action to Advance Offshore Wind Power News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Report Highlights Environmental Benefits of Wind but New Jersey Off Shore Wind Program Stuck in Neutral New Jersey has the potential to reap huge environmental benefits from the development of offshore wind according to

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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    energy power plants remain the single largest source of carbon pollution across the nation The report titled America s Dirtiest Power Plants comes as the Obama administration readies a new set of rules to tackle global warming It illustrates the scale of carbon pollution from New Jersey s power sector and ranks New Jersey s biggest carbon polluters and shows that New Jersey s power plants emit as much as carbon pollution as 3 7 million cars Read more about Report Reveals NJ s Top 5 Most Carbon Polluting Power Plants 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 Read more about President Obama s Climate Plan a Clear Win for New Jersey 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

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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    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 and Mid Atlantic governors to build on progress reducing pollution and promoting clean energy by improving the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI The coalition which includes environmental and public health organizations consumer advocates and clean energy and mainstream businesses highlighted RGGI s success to date In addition they called on governors to strengthen the program s pollution reduction targets and increase local investments in clean energy and energy efficiency measures that benefit the climate the economy public health and energy consumers Read more about Broad Range of Stakeholders Call on Northeast Governors Including Christie to Improve Successful Clean Energy and Anti Pollution Program News

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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    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 the Pinelands Protection Act The environmental groups are hoping to overturn these determinations in the New Jersey Superior Court Read more about Environmental Groups Sue over Approval of South Jersey Gas Pinelands Pipeline News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Report Shows New Jersey 1 in Off Shore Wind Potential Poised To Benefit Most from Federal Tax Credit Extension New Jersey may have lost the race to build the first off shore wind facility in the nation but the potential for off shore wind power production is still highest off the Jersey Shore according to Turning to the Wind a new Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center report The report also shows that carbon

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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    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 Paris Climate Talks Kick Off New Solar Report Shows Newark As Top City Per Capita for Solar in Northeast News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Going Once Going Twice Sold After Bidding Off Shore Wind Energy Areas Sold Off the Jersey Shore to Major Wind Companies The Department of Interior completed its first ever auction of wind energy areas off the Jersey Shore this afternoon awarding two wind energy areas representing 344 000 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

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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    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 s Clean Power Plan to rein in carbon pollution was criticized by Environment New Jersey The group argued New Jersey is on the front lines of climate change and needs to be a leader not 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

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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    more about Super Paddler Margo Pellegrino Welcomed At Rancocas Creek Homecoming After Paddling for 1 700 Miles for EPA Clean Water Rule News Release Environment New Jersey Climate Contrasts Same Day as EPA Clean Power Plan Finalized Gov Christie Formally Repealed NJ RGGI Climate Rule On the same day that President Obama finalized the nation s biggest step to cut global warming pollution Gov Chris Christie quietly moved New Jersey in the opposite direction on Monday The Christie Administration formally repealed the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection NJDEP rule that limits dangerous climate changing pollution from power plants and governed the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative program Read more about Climate Contrasts Same Day as EPA Clean Power Plan Finalized Gov Christie Formally Repealed NJ RGGI Climate Rule News Release Environment New Jersey Carbon Pollution Wild West No Longer EPA Carbon Plan Inked Huge Step on Climate To Tackle Fossil 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

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