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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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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Obama Administration Drilling Announcement Puts East Coast & Jersey Shore in Big Oil’s Crosshairs

As the fifth anniversary of the the BP oil spill disaster approaches, Environment New Jersey criticized the Obama Administration for calling for the lifting of a off-shore drilling moratorium for the Atlantic Coast. The announcement, which echoes a proposal first attempted in 2010, will put the Atlantic Coast, including the Jersey Shore, at risk of massive environmental damage from a potential oil spill and risk New Jersey's Shore tourism economy.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

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

The carbon pollution from at least nine entire fossil fuel plants could be eliminated in New Jersey if wind power supplied 30 percent of the nation’s electricity needs, according to a new analysis by Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center. The analysis comes as Fishermen’s 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.

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Report | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

More Wind, Less Warming

American wind power already produced enough energy in 2013 to power 15 million homes. Continued, rapid development of wind energy would allow the renewable resource to supply 30 percent of the nation’s electricity by 2030, providing more than enough carbon reductions to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.

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