News Release | Environment New Jersey

NJ Court: Gov. Christie Illegally Removed NJ from Climate Change Pollution Rules

A New Jersey court ruled this morning that the Christie Administration broke the law when it excused power plants from complying with regulations limiting dangerous climate-changing pollution. The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court ruled in favor of Environment New Jersey and the Natural Resources Defense Council, in a lawsuit the organizations brought against the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in 2012 based on the state's removal from from the regulations that implemented the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Delaware Water Gap Underfunded, Threatened by Funding Cuts

As Congress approaches another deadline on the federal budget, a new analysis by Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center & PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center, entitled Death by a Thousand Cuts, exposes the challenges facing the Delaware Water Gap as a result of mounting funding cuts to the National Park Service.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Court Hears Argument Christie Illegally Repealed Rules to Clean Up Climate Change Pollution

Environment New Jersey and the Natural Resources Defense Council argued their case before a New Jersey appellate court this morning in their lawsuit against the Christie Administration. The lawsuit contends the state illegally repealed rules limiting power plant pollution in New Jersey, a move that effectively ended its participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a program that is combating climate change.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Trading Pinelands Protections for $8 Million

The Pinelands Commission, the state agency charged with protecting the New Jersey Pinelands, is considering a deal that would waive its own environmental protections, damage the Pinelands and deal a body blow to the Commission’s credibility.  Advocates for the Pinelands, including 4 former New Jersey Governors (see attached letter), call on Governor Christie and Pinelands Commission to apply the Pinelands protection rules in this case and in all cases.

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