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  • An Unfamiliar State: Local Impacts of Global Warming in New Jersey | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    Cape May Beach and other shore beaches to erode between 160 and 500 feet New York City Metro Area Vital infrastructure under threat Sea level rise puts New Jersey s vital transportation links with New York City and the world at greater threat of flooding during severe storms Higher seas could put the Holland Tunnel at risk of flooding with up to 3 feet of water every five years Newark Airport the Lincoln Tunnel and key highway links would also be increasingly vulnerable to flooding Scientists estimate that increased flooding could triple the amount of flood damage faced by the region in an average year with a maximum one time loss of 250 billion possible from a direct impact by a Category 4 hurricane Urban New Jersey More heat related deaths By 2050 the number of days in Newark with high temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit could more than quadruple rising to 60 out of 92 days As a result the number of heatrelated deaths per summer in Newark could rise more than five fold Suburban New Jersey Worsened smog pollution More frequent heat waves will increase the levels of smog pollution especially in suburban counties The number of smog related deaths a benchmark for more widespread damage to public health could increase by more than 6 percent in Mercer Somerset Hunterdon and Ocean counties Highlands and Pinelands Agriculture Longer growing seasons more threats to crop health Corn farmers in Warren County and blueberry farmers in the Pinelands could benefit from longer growing seasons but their crops will face greater heat stress more variable water supplies and increased pest populations The Delaware Valley More dangerous floods Global warming could cause more extreme weather events much like the four huge rainstorms that struck the Delaware River Valley between July 2004 and June 2006 These four storms damaged or destroyed more than 51 dams flooded thousands of homes and caused more than 150 million in property damage The large northeaster that hit New Jersey in April 2007 also provided a glimpse of the impact of extreme weather submerging Manville under Raritan River floodwaters for three days and forcing 3 000 people to evacuate from their homes Camden Water supply at risk As sea level rise pushes the mixing zone between salty and fresh water higher up the Delaware River saltwater could invade the aquifers where Camden gets its drinking water Delaware Bay Reduced numbers of migratory birds Rising temperatures could harm migratory bird species like the Red Knot which is famous for its annual migrations from Chile to the Arctic Every year Red Knots and other migratory birds stop in Delaware Bay just in time for Horseshoe Crab spawning feasting on crab eggs to refuel Changing temperatures could provoke earlier migration or altered timing of spawning reducing the availability of food and accelerating the decline of the species The Pinelands More attacks from the Southern Pine Beetle In 2001 the Southern Pine Beetle re entered New Jersey after an absence of more

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  • Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    More Research Policy Education Action Report Environment New Jersey In the Path of the Storm With extreme weather events increasingly common in New Jersey and across the United States Environment New Jersey released a new report The report documents extreme weather events in every county in New Jersey and discusses the likely consequences of future disasters as a result of a warming world Keep Reading Report Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Benefits of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative In 2005 New Jersey joined nine other Northeastern states in a landmark agreement to limit global warming pollution from the region s power plants This agreement known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI is designed to clean up pollution from power plants while fueling the transition to a clean energy economy New Jersey has benefited from RGGI through the investment of funds from the sale of pollution allowances in clean energy projects projects that are cutting pollution benefiting energy consumers and creating new economic opportunities Keep Reading Report Preserving America s Natural Heritage Keep Reading Result We re restoring Clean Water Act protections More than 800 000 of us called on the Environmental Protection Agency to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act And in May they answered by finalizing a rule to restore protections to the more than 20 million acres of wetlands 60 of streams and drinking water for 117 million Americans Keep Reading Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center A Tale of Two Shores Trenton As the debate on a state wide fertilizer bill intensifies and as the state prepares to issue its recommendations for Barnegat Bay Environment New Jersey released The Shore At Risk The Threats Facing New Jersey s Coastal Treasures and What It Will Take To Address Them documenting the ecological and

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/home?page=18 (2016-05-01)
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  • Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    it s the future engine of success for our state with the potential to create a stronger economy cleaner environment and more equitable transportation options for low and moderate income residents Yet despite transit s clear benefit to New Jersey the state has systematically shirked its responsibility to invest the dollars necessary to create a world class public transit system that is reliable and affordable NJ For Transit Stuck at the Station Report More Research Policy Education Action News Release Environment New Jersey As Sandy Anniversary Nears NJ Urged To Clean Up Climate Altering Power Plant Pollution Get Back In RGGI Environment New Jersey accompanied by representatives from clean energy businesses and others urged New Jersey to clean up climate altering pollution from power plants and rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Advocates testified before the Assembly Utilities Committee and Chairman Upendra Chivukula D 17 who held a public hearing to discuss the threat of global warming Keep Reading Report Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Fracking by the Numbers Over the past decade the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling in a highly polluting effort to unlock oil and gas in underground rock formations across the United States This report seeks to quantify some of the key impacts of fracking to date including the production of toxic wastewater water use chemicals use air pollution land damage and global warming emissions Keep Reading Report Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Fracking by the Numbers Over the past decade the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling in a highly polluting effort to unlock oil and gas in underground rock formations across the United States This report seeks to quantify some of the key impacts of fracking to date including the production of toxic wastewater water use chemicals use air pollution land damage and global warming emissions Keep Reading Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Lighting the Way What We Can Learn from America s Top 12 Solar States Solar energy is on the rise America s solar energy revolution has been led by 12 states including New Jersey that have used public policies to open the door for solar energy and are reaping the rewards as a result Keep Reading Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center America s Dirtiest Power Plants America s power plants are among the most significant sources of carbon dioxide pollution in the world The 50 most polluting U S power plants emit more than 2 percent of the world s energy related carbon dioxide pollution or more pollution than every nation except six worldwide Keep Reading Pages first previous 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 next last Featured Staff Doug O Malley Director Read more about our staff 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

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/home?page=13 (2016-05-01)
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  • Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    create a world class public transit system that is reliable and affordable NJ For Transit Stuck at the Station Report More Research Policy Education Action News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Report Reveals NJ s Top 5 Most Carbon Polluting Power Plants Even as New Jersey works to cut carbon pollution and transition to clean 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 Keep Reading 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 Keep Reading 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 global warming will likely fuel even more extreme weather we need to cut dangerous carbon pollution now Keep Reading Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center In the Path of the Storm Weather disasters kill or injure hundreds of Americans each year and cause billions of dollars in damage The risks posed by some types of weather related disasters will likely increase in a warming world Scientists have already detected increases in extreme precipitation events and heat waves in the United States and climate science tells us that global warming will likely lead to further changes in weather extremes Keep Reading Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center A Double Success The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI is a central strategy in the Northeastern states efforts to protect the region from global warming The program which took effect in 2009 has succeeded in cutting carbon dioxideemissions and demonstrating the effectiveness of cap and trade as a global warming solution while helping to sustain a growing regional economy

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/home?page=14 (2016-05-01)
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  • Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    more equitable transportation options for low and moderate income residents Yet despite transit s clear benefit to New Jersey the state has systematically shirked its responsibility to invest the dollars necessary to create a world class public transit system that is reliable and affordable NJ For Transit Stuck at the Station Report More Research Policy Education Action 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 Keep Reading Report Environment New Jersey Wind Power for a Cleaner America 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 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 Keep Reading 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 Keep Reading 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 Keep Reading Report Environment New Jersey The Turning Point for Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy As America struggles to revitalize our economy create jobs secure an energy independent future and protect our communities and wildlife from the dangers of climate change one energy source offers a golden opportunity to power our homes and businesses without creating more pollution Atlantic offshore wind Keep Reading Pages first previous 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 next last Featured Staff Doug O Malley Director Read more about our staff Research Policy Results Less toxic mercury

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  • Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    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 Keep Reading 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 Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center New Report Extreme Rainstorms and Snowstorms Up 33 Percent in NJ Just days a series of severe storms ripped through Central Jersey leading to severe rains and flooding that devastated the town of Freehold a new Environment New Jersey report confirms that extreme rainstorms and snowstorms are happening 33 percent more frequently in New Jersey since 1948 The Central Jersey storm followed a June 29th storm that brought high winds and rain to Southern Jersey now considered one of the most destructive and severe thunderstorms in the region s history 206 000 people in Atlantic Cumberland and Salem counties lost power following the June 29th storm Keep Reading Report Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center When it Rains it Pours Just days a series of severe storms ripped through Central Jersey leading to severe rains and flooding that devastated the town of Freehold a new Environment New Jersey report confirms that extreme rainstorms and snowstorms are happening 33 percent more frequently in New Jersey since 1948 The Central Jersey storm followed a June 29th storm that brought high winds and rain to Southern Jersey now considered one of the most destructive and severe thunderstorms in the region s history 206 000 people in Atlantic Cumberland and Salem counties lost power following the June 29th storm Keep Reading News Release 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

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/home?page=16 (2016-05-01)
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  • Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    for low and moderate income residents Yet despite transit s clear benefit to New Jersey the state has systematically shirked its responsibility to invest the dollars necessary to create a world class public transit system that is reliable and affordable NJ For Transit Stuck at the Station Report More Research Policy Education Action Report Environment New Jersey Charging Forward The Emergence of Electric Vehicles and Their Role in Reducing Oil Consumption America s reliance on gasoline powered vehicles has long contributed to air pollution including global warming emissions and our nation s dependence on oil In the past decade however the automobile market has begun to change integrating new technologies that are dramatically less dependent on gasoline Electric vehicles have arrived and will provide extensive environmental benefits Increasing the number of electric vehicles on the road will yield even greater cuts in pollution and oil use Keep Reading Report Environment New Jersey A Record of Leadership Over the last decade northeastern states have built a track record of successful action to reduce global warming pollution By working together across state lines and partisan divides and developing innovative new policies to hasten the transition to a clean energy economy the Northeast has succeeded in cutting emissions while safeguarding the region s economic health Between 2000 and 2009 the 10 northeastern states1 that participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI cut per capita carbon dioxide Keep Reading 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 Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey 8 5 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into New Jersey s Waterways Industrial facilities dumped 8 5 million pounds of toxic chemicals into New Jersey s waterways making New Jersey s waterways the 12th worst in the nation according to a new report released today by Environment New Jersey Keep Reading Report Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Wasting our Waterways 2012 Industrial facilities dumped 8 5 million pounds of toxic chemicals into New Jerseys s waterways making New Jersey s waterways the 12th worst in the nation according to a new report released today by Environment New Jersey Keep Reading Pages first previous 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 next last Featured Staff Doug O Malley Director Read more about our staff Research

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/home?page=17 (2016-05-01)
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  • John Rumpler | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    of offshore oil drilling in the wake of Deepwater Horizon and protect the Grand Canyon from toxic mining His current efforts also include safeguarding our beaches from runoff pollution and sewage overflows and protecting our drinking water from gas drilling In addition Mr Rumpler has either advised or co authored numerous research reports including Corporate Agriculture and America s Waterways Toxics on Tap and Quietly Paving Paradise see our Reports section He has also testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure regarding enforcement of the nation s clean water laws Prior to his position at Environment America Mr Rumpler practiced public interest and environmental law representing community organizations in land use zoning and permitting matters In 1998 he represented local activists in Lowell Mass defeating a proposed trash transfer station in a low income neighborhood after an all out battle that included more than 15 public hearings At the height of the states litigation against Big Tobacco Mr Rumpler prevailed in discovery matters against high powered law firms representing R J Reynolds and Phillip Morris In 2002 he represented a coalition of community organizations and transit riders in Boston Mass in negotiations with the MBTA winning bus to

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/staff/njc/john-rumpler (2016-05-01)
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