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We're cutting global warming pollution

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. Now, we've taken the governor to court. We expect a decision in early 2014.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Report Reveals NJ’s Top 5 Most Carbon Polluting Power Plants

Even as New Jersey works to cut carbon pollution and transition to clean energy, power plants remain the single largest source of carbon pollution across the nation. The report, titled, America’s Dirtiest Power Plants, comes as the Obama administration readies a new set of rules to tackle global warming. It illustrates the scale of carbon pollution from New Jersey’s power sector and ranks New Jersey’s biggest carbon polluters, and shows that New Jersey’s power plants emit as much as carbon pollution as 3.7 million cars.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

President Obama’s Climate Plan a Clear Win for New Jersey

President Obama announced a climate plan that will set limits on carbon pollution from power plants, advance energy efficiency and increase the nation’s commitment to renewable energy. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, a dizzying stretch of extreme weather events, and continued temperature records, the president’s plan to address global warming was loudly applauded by Environment New Jersey and many others.

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In Sandy’s Wake, Sen. Menendez Publicly Calls On President to Cut Carbon Pollution from Power Plants

Trenton, NJ — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez sent a letter to President Obama today, describing the devastation that Hurricane Sandy caused in New Jersey, to urge him to set limits on carbon pollution from power plants. Scientists have warned that global warming is helping to intensify extreme weather events, and power plants are the largest source of the carbon pollution that’s fueling global warming. The letter, which was also signed by senators from Connecticut and New York, was loudly applauded by Environment New Jersey and others.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather:

Long Branch, NJ - Five months after Superstorm Sandy led to unspeakable losses throughout New Jersey and its Shore communities, a new Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center report finds that weather-related disasters are already affecting hundreds of millions of Americans, and documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.

“Millions of New Jerseyans have endured extreme weather causing extremely big problems for New Jersey’s health, safety, environment and economy,” said Dan DeRosa, field organizer with Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center. “Given that global warming will likely fuel even more extreme weather, we need to cut dangerous carbon pollution now.”

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Report | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

In the Path of the Storm

Weather disasters kill or injure hundreds of Americans each year and cause billions of dollars in damage. The risks posed by some types of weather-related disasters will likely increase in a warming world. Scientists have already detected increases in extreme precipitation events and heat waves in the United States, and climate science tells us that global warming will likely lead to further changes in weather extremes.

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