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We Pressured the Obama Administration To Drop Atlantic Coast Drilling Plan

Working together with activists, elected leaders, small businesses and allies, we successfully beat back a plan from the Obama Administration to drill off the Atlantic Coast for oil and gas this March. The drilling plan would have allowed drilling 90 miles from Cape May, endangered the Jersey Shore and tarnished the President’s climate legacy.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

NJDEP Concedes in David & Goliath Barnegat Bay Dredging Dump Lawsuit But NJDOT Waiting 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.

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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/

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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.

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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.

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Extreme Weather Map

Our new interactive extreme weather map shows weather-related disasters in the United States over the last five years and tells the stories of the people and communities who have endured some of those disasters and other extreme weather events. 

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