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VICTORY: ATLANTIC COAST PROTECTED FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING

The Atlantic Coast won a major victory when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades. Leading up to the announcement, Environment America and colleagues presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1,000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal.

Report | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Shining Rewards

Solar panels provide pollution-free energy that delivers far-reaching benefits to the environment and the electric grid, said a new report by Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center. The report outlines how solar panels on homes, schools and businesses often provide more benefits than they receive through programs like net metering from utilities.

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PSEG Power Announces Retirement of Last Two Coal-Fired Power Plants in New Jersey

New Brunswick -- PSEG Power announced today it will close the last two coal-fired power plants in New Jersey.

The Hudson Generation Station in Jersey City, and the Mercer Generation Station in Hamilton Township will shut down on June 1, 2017. PSEG noted that these plants are no longer cost-competitive, and that it would be too expensive to update their old technology to meet modern standards.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center

Drinking Water Quality Institute Documents Health Impacts of PFOA Contamination in NJ's Drinking Water Supply

A three-hour long meeting by the NJ Drinking Water Quality Institute presented in minute detail the scientific underpinnings of the recent announcement by the Institute to propose the toughest standard in the country for PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid, which was originally used in Teflon & other non-stick appliances) for drinking water in New Jersey of 14 parts per trillion. The extensive health impacts study showed the detailed analysis on why the Institute was recommending a health protective standard and the weakness of the current EPA standard of 70 parts per trillion.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Rutgers Students Join Local Activists To Protect Grand Canyon

Two days before National Public Lands Day, Rutgers students came together with local activists for an Hour of Action calling on President Obama to establish the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument. The event, which was sponsored by NJPIRG Student Chapters, Environment New Jersey and the New Jersey Sierra Club, brought environmentalists from all across New Jersey together to take political action to work to preserve the integrity of one of the nation's pre-eminent iconic landscapes.
 

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Environment New Jersey Launches Campaign to Get NJ Cities to Go Big on Solar

With solar energy on the rise across New Jersey and the country, Environment New Jersey announced the launch of a push to get cities and local governments to make sizable commitments to capturing the power of the sun. The Shining Cities campaign will engage and mobilize thousands of members, volunteers and the growing ranks of stakeholders who recognize the tremendous environmental and economic benefits to convince local governments to expand their use of pollution-free solar power.   

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