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

Fracking Waste Ban Bill Passes NJ Assembly By Wide Bipartisan Majority of 61-17; Bill Heads to Christie’s Desk

The New Jersey Assembly passed by a strong bipartisan  61-17-1 supermajority legislation to ban fracking waste from being discharged, treated, stored or transported in New Jersey.  The legislation follows action by the State Senate last month.

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New report recognizes environmental benefits of electric cars

Paramus—More than 220,000 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are on America’s roads today, delivering real benefits for our health and our environment, according to a new report released today by Environment New Jersey. In just the last two years, annual sales of electric vehicles have increased by 500 percent.

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Report | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Driving Cleaner

America’s - and New Jersey's - dependence on gasoline as a transportation fuel worsens global warming and threatens public health. Increasing the use of electric vehicles – especially those powered by clean, renewable sources of electricity – can protect the climate and help get us all off oil. More than 220,000 electric vehicles are already on the road in the United States, producing far less global warming pollution per mile than their internal combustion-engine counterparts.

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Report | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Wasting Our Waterways

Industrial facilities continue to dump more than 5.8 million pounds of toxic chemicals into New Jersey's rivers and streams -- threatening both the environment and human health. According to the U.S. EPA, toxic discharges from industrial facilites are reponsible for polluting more than 17,000 miles of rivers and about 210,000 acres of lakes, ponds and estuaries nationwide. To curb this massive release of toxic chemicals into our nation's water, we must step up Clean Water Action protections for our waterways and require polluters to reduce their use of toxic chemicals.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Wasting Our Waterways Report Documents More Than 5.8 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped in NJ Waterways

Industrial facilities dumped 5,862,061 pounds of toxic chemicals into New Jersey’s waterways in 2012, making New Jersey’s waterways the 14th worst in the nation, according to a new report by Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center. The Wasting Our Waterways report comes as the Environmental Protection Agency considers a new rule to restore Clean Water Act protections to thousands of waterways in New Jersey and across the nation.

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