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.

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.

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.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Off-Shore Wind Letter to Gov. Christie

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

On 5th Anniversary of Gov. Christie’s own Off-Shore Wind Bill, Advocates, Legislators, Businesses, Officials Urge an End to the Delay on Off-Shore Wind

More than 40 organizations, legislators, businesses, unions and local officials delivered a letter  to Gov. Christie today, urging him to make offshore wind power, which has vast potential in New Jersey, a key part of the state’s energy supply, on the 5 year anniversary of his signing the Off-Shore Wind Economic Development Act (OWEDA) into law.

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