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We Pressured the Obama Administration To Drop Atlantic Coast Drilling Plan

Working together with activists, elected leaders, small businesses and allies, we successfully beat back a plan from the Obama Administration to drill off the Atlantic Coast for oil and gas this March. The drilling plan would have allowed drilling 90 miles from Cape May, endangered the Jersey Shore and tarnished the President’s climate legacy.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center

NJ Off-Shore Wind Advocates Urge Obama Administration To Keep Moving Forward on Wind

Offshore wind for New Jersey is closer to reality than it’s ever been before, and the Obama Administration is largely to thank, said environmentalists, public health advocates, and faith leaders today. The groups joined together on a national letter to President Obama and his officials, with more than 275 organizations and more than 40 from New Jersey, urging them to continue their leadership in developing wind power off the Atlantic Coast, including the Jersey Shore.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Tired of Waiting, Feds Move Forward On Off-Shore Wind Leases Off the Jersey Shore

The Department of Interior announced this morning the final notice of sale of leases for close to 344,000 acres off the Jersey Shore for off-shore wind development. The competitive lease sale has been scheduled a month and a half from now on Monday, November 9, and 13 companies have qualified to bid on the two leases for sale. The announcement comes after last summer’s proposed notice of sale and an extensive public comment period and five years after the signing by Gov. Christie of the Off-Shore Wind Economic Development Act.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Gov. Christie Attempts To Duck EPA Clean Power Plan, but Can't Ignore Climate Change

The Christie Administration's decision to request a stay from the EPA’s Clean Power Plan to rein in carbon pollution was criticized by Environment New Jersey. The group argued New Jersey is on the front lines of climate change and needs to be a leader, not a laggard, and that EPA’s Clean Power Plan is a sensible step to rein in carbon pollution from our power plants.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

EPA Clean Water Rule To Take Effect Tomorrow, Protecting Wetlands & More than 4,000 Miles of New Jersey Streams

Developers can no longer pave over wetlands and oil companies can no longer dump into streams unheeded, thanks to the Obama Administration’s Clean Water Rule that takes effect tomorrow. The action will protect the streams that feed the Delaware River and the Shore, as well as drinking water sources for 1 in 3 Americans and more than half of New Jersey residents.

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Report | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Shelter from the Storm

New Jersey’s wetlands protect our homes and businesses from damaging flooding while helping to clean our water and provide habitat for wildlife. To safeguard our wetlands, we need to ensure that they enjoy the full protection of the federal Clean Water Act.

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