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We defended the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Working together, we can defend the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a program that cuts pollution and funds clean energy across the Northeast. When Gov. Christie moved to kill the program, we united tens of thousands of New Jerseyans, took the governor to court, and won a major legal victory. Read more.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

New Report: RGGI Benefits NJ’s Economy and Environment

(TRENTON) -- As a bill moves through the Legislature to keep New Jersey in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), Environment New Jersey released a new report that quantifies the program’s benefits to the state’s economy, to business and residential ratepayers, and to the environment. The report documents the benefits already realized by New Jersey after just three years of RGGI participation, and it models future benefits that New Jersey will reap by staying in the program, under both a business-as-usual scenario and under a strengthened and improved program.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Obama Administration Announces Key Step Forward for Offshore Wind for New Jersey

Trenton, NJ—Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced a major step towards developing wind energy off the coasts of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia this morning.

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Westfield rally protests Gov. Christie's stand on Regional Greenhouse Gas initiative, RGGI

The Cranford Chronicle covered our rally in February outside Sen. Kean Jr.'s office in Westfield, NJ. Local citizens, women's groups, environmentalists and public health advocates gathered together to urge the representatives of District 21 to vote in support of RGGI.

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Report | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center

Benefits of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

In 2005, New Jersey joined nine other Northeastern states in a landmark agreement to limit global warming pollution from the region’s power plants. This agreement, known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), is designed to clean up pollution from power plants while fueling the transition to a clean energy economy. New Jersey has benefited from RGGI through the investment of funds from the sale of pollution allowances in clean energy projects—projects that are cutting pollution, benefiting energy consumers and creating new economic opportunities. 

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Interview with Sen. Bob Menendez

This winter, Environment New Jersey spoke with U.S. Senator Bob Menendez about New Jersey's environment and his priorities in the coming years.

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