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  • Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    in the Wings In a terse interagency letter the New Jersey Department of Environment Protection NJDEP announced that it was terminating the permits for the construction of a massive 225 000 cubic yard dredge spoil dump adjacent to residential homes the Barnegat Bay and the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Eagleswood Ocean County The action was directly related to a nine year struggle by Eagleswood citizens and a joint lawsuit filed by Environment New Jersey the New Jersey Conservation Foundation and Eagleswood citizens in late September 2014 to block the construction of the dredge spoil dump Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center 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 Today s Off Shore Wind Energy Forum hosted by Stockton University and co sponsored by Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center the 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 Keep Reading 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 Keep Reading 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 in decades Announced last January the initial plan put beaches at risk from Florida to New Jersey endangered marine life and would worsen our climate crisis Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center 15 Years of Declining Investment in Public Transit Has Harmed New Jersey s Straphangers Economy Environment The New Jersey For Transit coalition released a new report Stuck at the Station to discuss the devastating consequences of 15 years of declining investment in New Jersey

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Contact | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    Us Our Research Results News Contact Your name Your e mail address Subject Message Home page By submitting this form you accept the Mollom privacy policy Get our RSS feed Homepage About Us Contact Us Donate Our research Privacy Environment

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/contact (2016-05-01)
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  • About Us | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    especially in our bays are under stress as polluted run off funnels into our waters after big rainstorms What does that mean It means more of our coastal and bay beaches are closed or should be closed EDUCATION Educating the public and making our voices heard Cleaner water for New Jersey Over the last two years we have worked to inform New Jerseyans about the threat of gas drilling in the Delaware River watershed and to stave off attempts to open the watershed to gas drilling by the Delaware River Basin Commission The Commission is getting pressured to allow gas drilling in the watershed which serves 3 million New Jersey residents OUR STAFF Doug O Malley Director Read more about our staff FOUNDATION SUPPORT Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center would like to thank the Fund For New Jersey the Environmental Endowment of New Jersey the Energy Foundation and the William Penn Foundation for supporting our work in 2015 MORE WAYS TO GIVE Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center gratefully accepts bequests beneficiary designations of IRAs and life insurance and gifts of securities to support our work Your gift will assure that we can continue to protect New Jersey s air water and open spaces for future generations DONATE NOW LEARN ABOUT MORE WAYS TO GIVE Research Policy Results Less toxic mercury in our water air and bodies After our research helped shine a media spotlight on the health problems mercury can cause for young children and babies in utero the Environmental Protection Agency ruled that power plants across New Jersey and the nation must reduce the amount of mercury they emit by 90 percent 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

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/page/njc/about-us (2016-05-01)
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  • Reports | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    transit system that is reliable and affordable Read more about Stuck at the Station Report Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Turning to the Wind Wind power continues to grow as a source of clean energy across America The United States generated 26 times more electricity from wind power in 2014 than it did in 2001 But off shore wind s potential still remains relatively untapped especially off the Atlantic With the extension of clean energy tax credits wind power can play a vital role in reducing carbon pollution under EPA s Clean Power Plan and the transition to a clean energy economy Read more about Turning to the Wind Report Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Shining Cities America s major cities have played key roles in the clean energy revolution and stand to reap significant benefits from solar energy adoption As population hubs they are home to the largest electricity markets and can have an important influence on the way we power our grid The report highlights top regional solar cities which includes Newark and makes policy recommendations on how cities can expand solar Read more about Shining Cities Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Shelter from the Storm New Jersey s wetlands protect our homes and businesses from damaging flooding while helping to clean our water and provide habitat for wildlife To safeguard our wetlands we need to ensure that they enjoy the full protection of the federal Clean Water Act Read more about Shelter from the Storm Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Path to the Paris Climate Conference U S action to cut pollution is a critical step on the path to the Paris climate talks To deliver on President Obama s pledge to reduce emissions and secure America s leadership

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/reports (2016-05-01)
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  • Results | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    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

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/results (2016-05-01)
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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

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/news (2016-05-01)
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  • Map of Recent Weather-Related Disasters in New Jersey | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    a tally of weather related disasters since 2007 Extreme weather is happening and it s causing extremely big problems To make matters worse global warming increases the likelihood that we ll see even more extreme weather in the future To tackle this threat we must cut the carbon pollution from power plants cars and trucks and other sources that fuels global warming There is no limit on carbon pollution from

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/page/ame/map-recent-weather-related-disasters-new-jersey (2016-05-01)
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  • Stuck at the Station | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    Solutions Stuck at the Station Released by Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Release date Thursday March 3 2016 Read News Release Download Report PDF Get our RSS feed Archives Blog News Releases Reports Resources Results Homepage About Us

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/reports/nje/stuck-station (2016-05-01)
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