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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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  • 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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