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Will your next car be electric? Bipartisan bill would make it easier.

New car buyers who want to do their part on climate change will have more incentive to buy electric if a new bill becomes law.

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News Release | Environment America

Senate approves 2023 ban on military’s toxic PFAS foams

The U.S. Senate passed its annual defense policy bill today with a host of provisions to address widespread drinking water contamination from toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). One key provision would phase out the military’s use of PFAS-containing firefighting foams — a major source of pollution — by 2023. By incorporating our request to adopt a 3-year timeline for phasing out military use of PFAS, the Senate bill prevents further contamination quickly — which is what communities and service members deserve.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

NJBPU announces historic winning bid for offshore wind project off Jersey Shore

During a packed Board of Public Utilities (BPU) meeting this morning at the State House, the board announced the winning bid from offshore wind solicitations. Orsted won with 1,100 MW. The winning bid is the largest ever announced in American history and will power close to 500,000 homes.

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News Release | Environment America

Statement: House should adopt three-year phaseout of PFAS in military

The U.S. House Committee on Armed Services approved provisions in the annual defense policy bill early this morning that would phase out the military’s use of toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in firefighting foams. Right now, Congress has a critical opportunity to stamp out a major threat to our public health. Millions of people across the country are currently drinking water contaminated with toxic PFAS chemicals. Eliminating the use of these chemicals is the best way to protect our drinking water from these dangerous substances.

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