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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.

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Paddling against the wind | Russell Bassett

For Margo Pellegrino — who recently completed a 1,700 mile journey from New York to Chicago in an outrigger canoe — advocating for clean water can be like “paddling against the wind on a windy day.” Now that she’s back home in Medford Lakes, N.J., she’s not slowed down any in her quest to protect our waterways and ensure clean water for all Americans. 

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Carbon Pollution Wild West No Longer: EPA Carbon Plan Inked, Huge Step on Climate To Tackle Fossil Fuel Plant Pollution

Fossil fuel power plants will pollute 32 percent less nationwide by 2030 and clean energy sources such as solar, wind and energy efficiency will meet more of the state’s electricity needs, according to limits on carbon pollution finalized today that are central to President Obama’s plan to address climate change.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Super-Paddler Margo Pellegrino Welcomed At Rancocas Creek Homecoming After Paddling for 1,700 Miles for EPA Clean Water Rule

A crowd of citizen activists and environmental advocates gathered today along the Rancocas Creek in the heart of the Pinelands to help officially welcome back Margo Pellegrino from a barnstorming 1,700 mile paddle from Newark to Chicago this summer and to urge the speedy implementation of EPA's Clean Water Rule.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Climate Contrasts: Same Day as EPA Clean Power Plan Finalized, Gov. Christie Formally Repealed NJ RGGI Climate Rule

On the same day that President Obama finalized the nation’s biggest step to cut global warming pollution, Gov. Chris Christie quietly moved New Jersey in the opposite direction on Monday. The Christie Administration formally repealed the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) rule that limits dangerous climate-changing pollution from power plants and governed the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative program.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

The Path to Paris: Report Documents Long Road Ahead for NJ To Reduce Global Warming Pollution

New Jersey, once poised to play a major role in U.S. progress to address climate change, is falling behind neighboring states in reducing carbon pollution by 2025, mainly because of its decision to pull out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The state still ranks highly because of the 2007 Global Warming Response Act, signed into law almost exactly eight years ago, but the Christie Administration has failed to implement the law. The report says if implemented New Jersey would see a reduction of 42 million metric tons of global warming pollution, which ranks 6th in the nation in reductions.

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