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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    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 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 Chapters Rutgers Fossil Fuel Divestment and Rutgers Engineering Governing Council s Sustainability Affair Committee Read more

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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    Energy appeals the Board of Public Utilities decision to reject an off shore wind project off Atlantic City through the New Jersey Superior Court and more than 4 years after Gov Christie signed off shore wind legislation into law Read more about 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 News Release Environment New Jersey New Jersey Solar Businesses Ready to Roll with Clean Power Twenty New Jersey solar businesses issued a letter to the White House today endorsing limits on carbon pollution from power plants and advocating that solar energy become a focal point of the U S Environmental Protection Agency s proposed Clean Power Plan Read more about New Jersey Solar Businesses Ready to Roll with Clean Power News Release Environment New Jersey Environmental Groups Homeowners Sue NJDEP For Approving Massive Dredge Spoil Pile within the Barnegat Bay Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Ecosystem Two 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

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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    repeal rules implementing a program to clean up global warming pollution from power plants the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI Read more about New Jerseyans Demand Action on Climate Citizens Speak Out in Favor of RGGI 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 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

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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    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 Christie Trying to Double Down on Climate Inaction

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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    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 As Emissions in Northeast States Decline Economic Growth Outpaces Nation A new report by Environment New Jersey released today highlights the role that clean energy and environmental policies have played in moving states toward meeting targets for reducing global warming emissions while challenging claims that actions that reduce emissions undermine economic growth According to A Record of Leadership How Northeastern States are Cutting Global Warming Pollution and Building a Clean Economy New Jersey and the 9 other states that participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI have cut per capita carbon dioxide emissions 20 percent faster than the rest of the nation even as the region s gross product per capita grew 87 percent faster than the rest of the United States Read more about As Emissions in Northeast States Decline Economic Growth Outpaces Nation News Release

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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    Stockton University Sustainability Trust and the Business Network for Off Shore Wind kicks off after the U S Bureau of Ocean Energy Management s BOEM federal sale last November of two leases for offshore wind energy development of 344 000 acres The forum will address how New Jersey fits into the Department of Interior s vision for expanding off shore wind on the East Coast the development plans for each off shore wind developer and the opportunities for New Jersey to become a leader of an offshore wind energy industry Read more about Stockton Off Shore Wind Energy Forum To Spotlight the Road Ahead For Wind Off the Jersey Shore with Wind Developers and BOEM Deputy Director Keynoting Forum News Release Environment New Jersey NJ Legislature Acts To Move on Off Shore Wind On Monday the New Jersey State Assembly passed a proposal that could help resusitate efforts to bring off shore wind to New Jersey The proposal co sponsored by Senator Bob Smith D Middlesex and Senator Jim Whelan D Atlantic requires the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to reopen a 30 day period for Fishermen s Energy to resubmit an application for a demonstration off shore wind project off Atlantic City The demonstration project would be a five turbine 25 megawatt project that would help provide clean energy jobs to the state while reducing harmful global warming pollution Read more about NJ Legislature Acts To Move on Off Shore Wind News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Big Oil Beware the Ides of March Obama Administration Drops Atlantic Coast Drilling Plan That Endangered Jersey Shore Atlantic Coast communities won a major victory today when the Obama Administration abandoned its plans to open the Atlantic seaboard to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time

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  • Bequests | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    your estate A gift from the balance of your estate after expenses have been paid and specific and general bequests have been honored Your gift may provide your estate with valuable tax savings Please consult with your attorney before making any changes to your will To find out more including our tax identification number and other resources regarding planned giving please email our Planned Giving Coordinator using the form below

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  • Retirement Accounts | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    assets that are unused during your lifetime may be subject to both income and estate taxes these may be among the costliest assets to distribute to loved ones through your estate But a retirement asset can make an ideal gift to a tax exempt charitable organization Your estate may receive valuable tax savings In addition unlike an individual beneficiary a tax exempt non profit like Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center will not be subject to income tax on the value of the account Consequently leaving retirement account funds to a nonprofit can maximize the final value of your gift Naming or changing your beneficiary is simple After checking with your advisors ask the administrator of your retirement plan for a beneficiary designation form fill it out and return it to the administrator To find out more including our tax identification number and other resources regarding planned giving please email our Planned Giving Coordinator using the form below or call 1 800 841 7299 Donations to Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center are tax deductible in many circumstances Please seek the guidance of your attorney or financial advisor when making changes to your estate plan Click here for

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