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News Release | Environment New Jersey

2030 Climate Pollutants Target Letter

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

As NJDEP Climate Pollution Stakeholder Meetings Begin, Nearly 100 Diverse Organizations Urge DEP To Follow Climate Science To Reduce Global Warming Pollution

As New Jersey starts its PACT (Protecting Against Climate Threats) process to develop regulations to protect us from the threats of climate change, 97 diverse organizations across the state delivered a letter calling upon Governor Phil Murphy, DEP Commissioner Catherine McCabe and BPU President Joseph L. Fiordaliso to ensure this process sets an unconditional goal to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) by 45% (over 2010 levels) by 2030.  This is the same GHG target the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC) set in its 2018 report to limit the global warming increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius in order to protect the world from the worst impacts of climate change.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Governor Murphy signs electric vehicle bill, returning NJ to Clean Cars leader

Governor Phil Murphy signed the electric vehicle (EV) omnibus legislation (S2252/A4819) into state law today in a late afternoon Governor’s Office ceremony, joined by legislative leaders and advocates, including Environment New Jersey. The bill codifies a series of key EV mandates, including meeting obligations under the Advanced Clean Cars Program; building a statewide high-speed EV charging network on major roadways and in downtowns; providing rebates of up to $5,000 when buying an EV; and NJ Transit purchasing only electric buses by 2032.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

New Jersey Legislature passes electric vehicle bill, making state a clean cars leader

Both the New Jersey Senate and Assembly passed electric vehicle (EV) omnibus legislation (S2252/A4819) today by bipartisan margins of 27-12 and 65-9, respectively. The bill codifies a series of key EV mandates, including meeting obligations under the Advanced Clean Cars Program; building a statewide high-speed EV charging network on major roadways and in downtowns; providing rebates of up to $5,000 when buying an EV; and NJ Transit purchasing only electric buses by 2032.

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News Release | Environment America

Statement: House passes suite of clean water safeguards on “forever chemicals”

The U.S. House approved a bipartisan measure today to protect America’s water and air from toxic “forever chemicals” best known by the acronym PFAS. The PFAS Action Act (H.R. 535) passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 247–159. Environment America has long advocated for stronger protections on PFAS as part of its No Toxics On Tap campaign. The national nonpartisan organization successfully worked with Congress last year to phase out the military’s use of these chemicals in firefighting foams under the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. While that phaseout was a significant step, the PFAS Action Act takes further action to curtail continuing sources of pollution to water and air as well as establish new provisions to clean up existing contamination.

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