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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.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Earth Day Hike Inspects Forest Targeted for Great Adventure's Solar Project Clearcutting

Under overcast Earth Day skies, a group of advocates, Jackson Township residents, and Gov. Jim Florio hiked on adjacent property to the 90 acres of forested land that Great Adventure is proposing to clearcut to build the largest solar installation in the state to examine the condition of the targeted woods and urge Great Adventure to reconsider the siting of the solar installation.

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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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