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We defended the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Working together, we can defend the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a program that cuts pollution and funds clean energy across the Northeast. When Gov. Christie moved to kill the program, we united tens of thousands of New Jerseyans, took the governor to court, and won a major legal victory. Read more.

Report | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

The Dirtiest Power Plants: How America’s Dirtiest Power Plants Drive Global Warming Pollution

America’s power plants are among the leading global sources of the dangerous carbon pollution that is fueling global warming. Devastating droughts such as the one in California, massive wildfires, increased threats to coastal areas due to sea level rise, and an increase in extreme rainfall are among the impacts that science tells us will become more frequent and severe unless the United States and the world take action now to reduce carbon pollution.

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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 prepare to cross the Hudson on Sunday morning for the largest climate march in history, a new report shows New Jersey’s fossil fuel power plants dump as much carbon pollution into the atmosphere as the entire country of Guatemala. Environmental advocates, elected officials, civic organizations, public health groups and clean energy businesses argued the data strengthened the call to march for action on climate in New York and reduce carbon pollution from our power plants.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

New Report Outlines the Cost of Pulling Out of RGGI

A new analysis shows that by declining to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), New Jersey is leaving real environmental and economic benefits on the table. Other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states are requiring power companies to pay for the global warming pollution that they emit, leading to reductions in pollution and generating billions to fund clean energy.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Ocean Paddler Margo Pellegrino Visits Salem During 9-Day Paddle from Trenton to Newark To Highlight Sea Level Rise in South Jersey

Overlooking the Delaware River, Margo Pellegrino, an every-mom paddler who just finished the second day of her 9-day journey circumnavigating New Jersey’s coastal water, community residents and Environment New Jersey discussed the vulnerability of the Delaware River & Bay Shore to flooding and the impact climate change will have on extreme weather and sea level rise will have on communities and residents across South Jersey.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

New Jerseyans Demand Action on Climate: Citizens Speak Out in Favor of RGGI

Concerned citizens, parents, elected officials, faith leaders, clean energy business owners and environmental advocates gathered today to speak out against a Christie Administration proposal to repeal rules implementing a program to clean up global warming pollution from power plants – the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

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