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News Release | Environment America

Congress compels military to phase out PFAS but misses key opportunity

The U.S. Senate approved a bipartisan measure today compelling the Pentagon to stop using PFAS-containing firefighting foams by 2024. Both chambers of Congress have now approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which the President is expected to sign into law before the end of the year. Negotiators notably omitted provisions to address PFAS pollution under Superfund and the Clean Water Act, both of which passed unanimously in the House bill.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

NJ Senate Select Committee on NJ Transit Hears Testimony That NJT Needs Full Funding & Needs To Supercharge A Path Toward Full Bus Electrification by 2040

Doug O’Malley, director of Environment New Jersey and the ChargEVC Board President, delivered extensive testimony outlining the experience of other transit agencies electrifying their bus fleets, the public health and climate benefits of bus electrification, operational savings and commitments from nearly every major transit agency in America to move towards electrification and urging support for the comprehensive omnibus electric vehicle legislation (S2252/A4819). 

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Report | Environment New Jersey

Testimony In Favor Of Electric Buses to the Senate Select Committee on NJ Transit

The future is now for NJ Transit to commit to electrify their bus fleet over the next two decades. Dirty diesel buses, especially running through our cities and polluting our air and climate, need to be phased out by 2040. NJ Transit should join other major transit agencies to make the commitment to electrification. The Camden electrification pilot is a good start, but NJ Transit needs to aggressively ramp up electric buses in our cities in the early 2020s and to work to electrify all new bus purchases by the end of the next decade.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

New Jersey Towns Codify Support for Electric Vehicle Bill

Ten towns and one county have passed resolutions in the last month in support of the Electric Vehicle legislation (S2252/A4819) that would expand charging infrastructure and rebates for buying electric, as the New Jersey Legislature enters the height of the lame duck legislative session.

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News Release | Environment America

Environmental groups urge Congress back to the table on PFAS

Two major environmental organizations are calling on Congress today to come back to the negotiating table to protect the public from toxic “forever chemicals.” Environment America and the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) denounced the recent decision by lawmakers to drop critical protections against these chemicals from the National Defense Authorization Act.

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