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).

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.

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.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center

Clean and Green Forum Puts Focus on Capital City in Debate on PennEast Pipeline, Fracking and the Green Job Economy

A week after PennEast officially applied to FERC to build a massive gas pipeline through Central Jersey, the League of Women Voters of New Jersey, the Citizens Campaign and Environment New Jersey organized an educational forum in Trenton to discuss the potential impact of the PennEast Pipeline and fracking in the Delaware River watershed on Trenton’s drinking water, as well as the economic benefits of long-term green jobs.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Commuters & Advocates Protest NJ Transit Fare Increases, Warn of Future Fare Hikes Because of Tranit Funding Crisis

As NJ Transit prepares to hike fares on its rail and bus lines by 9 percent this Thursday, commuters and advocates challenged Gov. Christie and the Legislature to act to prevent further fare hikes and additional service cuts. The October 1 fare hikes follow service cuts rolled out through September. NJ Transit approved the hikes and cuts in July after the Legislature and Gov. Christie failed to adequately support NJ Transit in the 2016 budget.

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