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We defended the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Working together, we can defend the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a program that cuts pollution and funds clean energy across the Northeast. When Gov. Christie moved to kill the program, we united tens of thousands of New Jerseyans, took the governor to court, and won a major legal victory. Read more.

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We’re restoring Clean Water Act protections.

More than 800,000 of us called on the Environmental Protection Agency to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act. And in May, they answered by finalizing a rule to restore protections to the more than 20 million acres of wetlands, 60% of streams, and drinking water for 117 million Americans. 

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We extended critical wind power incentives.

As fiscal cliff negotiations stalled toward the end of 2013, crucial federal incentives for clean, renewable wind power were in danger of being eliminated. Environment New Jersey called on Congress to extend these incentives. In the 11th hour, we succeeded. President Obama and congressional leaders agreed to extend these critical incentives, ensuring the continued growth of wind power in New Jersey.

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We secured monumental clean car standards.

On July 29th, 2011, President Obama announced the outline of new clean car standards covering cars and light trucks through 2025. The new standards will require new cars to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 miles per galllon. Thousands of our members helped seal the deal by emailing the White House and attending EPA hearings in support of the standards.

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We're keeping New Jersey safe from fracking waste.

When drilling companies tried to dump fracking waste into our waterways, including some of the 1.2 billion gallons of benzene-laden, heavy metal-ridden, highly toxic and even radioactive wastewater from Pennsylvania, we jumped into action to make sure this toxic water wouldn’t end up in our rivers. We won a ban on fracking waste in the Legislature but came just short of passing the bill when the governor vetoed it. With your help, we’ll keep up the fight to protect our rivers and streams from dangerous fracking waste.

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