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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.

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Stop the dam assault on our rivers and wildlife | Russell Bassett

Rivers and streams are the arteries and veins of our land and communities, few things have impacted our rivers more than dams. The hydropower industry is right now making an unprecedented assault on our rivers and wildlife. If they’re successful, they’ll take the nation back more than half a century to the regrettable time when dams could destroy our rivers without consequence.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center

As Paris Climate Talks Kick Off, New Solar Report Shows Newark As Top City Per Capita for Solar in Northeast

New Jersey’s cities rank among national leaders on installed solar capacity, according to an Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center Shining Cities report.  Newark ranks 16th among dozens of metropolitan areas analyzed, the 8th per capita nationally for the amount of solar installed and the top city per capita in the New England and the Mid-Atlantic regions, with 78 watts of installed solar per person in the city.

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Report | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center

Shining Cities

America’s major cities have played key roles in the clean energy revolution and stand to reap significant benefits from solar energy adoption. As population hubs, they are home to the largest electricity markets and can have an important influence on the way we power our grid. The report highlights top regional solar cities, which includes Newark, and makes policy recommendations on how cities can expand solar.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center

Going Once, Going Twice, Sold!: After Bidding, Off-Shore Wind Energy Areas Sold Off the Jersey Shore to Major Wind Companies

The Department of Interior completed its first ever auction of wind energy areas off the Jersey Shore this afternoon, awarding two wind energy areas representing 344,000 acres off the Jersey Shore for off-shore wind leasing to Res Americas and U.S. Wind Inc. The bidding resulted in 10 bids for the South Lease Area and 8 bids for the North Lease Area, and the final total sale price was nearly $2 million (U.S. Wind Inc. paid just more than $1 million for the North Lease Area, and Res Americas paid $880,000 for the South Lease Area).

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

As Election Day Approaches, Environment New Jersey Releases 2015 State Endorsements

Environment New Jersey today announced its full slate of endorsements for state legislative elections this year, as well as a set of county races, as it prepares to launch a get out the vote and voter education push in key legislative races leading up to Election Day.

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