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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.

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.  

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Senate President Packs the Judiciary Committee in Order to Pack the Pinelands Commission

At an extraordinary session earlier today, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted seven in favor, five against, and one abstention to advance the governor’s nomination of Robert Barr to join the Pinelands Commission.  Conservationists and several Senators understood this nomination is aimed at packing the Pinelands Commission with enough votes to reverse the Commission’s prior denial to allow South Jersey Gas to build a massive gas pipeline through the Pinelands.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Go Solar New Jersey Civic Leaders Letter

A letter of more than 70 local and state civic leaders calling for New Jersey to lead on solar by expanding solar to 20% of our power generation by 2025.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Pinelands Commission Nomination Back at Senate Judiciary Committee

At an extraordinary session called for Tuesday, February 24th at noon, the Senate Judiciary Committee will yet again consider the governor’s nominee to replace a member of the Pinelands Commission because he voted “no” on the South Jersey Gas pipeline deal, which the Pinelands Commission defeated by an evenly-divided vote in January 2014.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

State Decisionmakers Call on New Jersey To Go 20% Solar by 2025

New Jersey should set a goal of generating 20 percent of its electricity from solar energy by 2025, urges a letter co-signed by a bipartisan group of 72 freeholders, state legislators, mayors and councilpersons. The signers represent 40 towns in 17 counties. The signers include both Republican and Democratic decision-makers, highlighting the bipartisan support for solar.

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