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.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

As Legislation To Increase Solar Net Metering Cap Gets Reduced, Report Shows Solar Energy Benefits Vastly Outweigh Costs

Homes and businesses with solar panels deliver more value to power customers and society than they receive through programs like net metering, a report said today, countering increasing complaints that solar homeowners don’t pay their fair share. The report comes in the hectic final days of the Legislative session before summer recess, as the Legislature considers bills to increase the net metering cap for New Jersey.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Exxon & Gov. Christie, You’ve Been Served: Enviros File Legal Action To Stop Historic Environmental Sell-Out

Seven environmental groups, representing hundreds of thousands of citizen members, filed a motion this morning to intervene in litigation brought by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection against ExxonMobil Corporation. The filing focused on damages due for generations of toxic pollution at the Bayonne and Linden refineries, 16 other Exxon sites around the state and more than 800 gas stations for soil and water contamination across New Jersey, and urged the court to reject the proposed settlement.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

NJ For Transit Calls for Governor Christie, Senate President, Speaker To Fully Fund NJ Transit in FY2016 Budget

New Jersey For Transit, the 18- member coalition calling for more equitable transportation funding, testified at NJ Transit’s Board of Director’s meeting this morning to urge leaders in Trenton and NJ Transit to work together to find a budgetary solution to stave of the proposed 9 percent fare hike and cuts to service and announce a petition campaign targeting state legislators over the next two weeks. The public comment period closed on May 21 and NJ Transit Board is expected to vote on the proposal at the July Board Meeting.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Obama Admin’s EPA Issues Rule To Protect 4,000 Miles of New Jersey Streams

More than 4,000 miles of New Jersey’s streams, including those feeding the Delaware and the Jersey Shore, will gain federal protections under a final rule signed today by top Obama administration officials. The measure restores Clean Water Act safeguards to small streams and headwaters and wetlands that have been vulnerable to development and pollution for nearly ten years.

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