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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.  

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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.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Governor Christie Moves Forward with Plan To Double Down on Climate Inaction

After announcing its intentions to do so in May, the Christie Administration today formally proposed to once again prevent New Jersey from participating in the regional program known as RGGI that limits dangerous climate-changing pollution from power plants. This action comes despite the New Jersey Legislature twice voting to keep New Jersey in the program, overwhelming bipartisan support for pollution limits from state residents, and a court ruling earlier this year that a previous attempt to dodge the limits was done illegally.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Fracking Waste Ban Bill Passes NJ Assembly By Wide Bipartisan Majority of 61-17; Bill Heads to Christie’s Desk

The New Jersey Assembly passed by a strong bipartisan  61-17-1 supermajority legislation to ban fracking waste from being discharged, treated, stored or transported in New Jersey.  The legislation follows action by the State Senate last month.

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New report recognizes environmental benefits of electric cars

Paramus—More than 220,000 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are on America’s roads today, delivering real benefits for our health and our environment, according to a new report released today by Environment New Jersey. In just the last two years, annual sales of electric vehicles have increased by 500 percent.

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