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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Rep. Frelinghuysen Announces Congressional Retirement; Activists Say He Was Dodged By Trump EPA Rollbacks

This morning, Congressman Frelinghuysen announced that he would decline to run for re-election for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District, and would serve out the remainder of his term through early 2019 before retiring. Despite efforts to lessen the impacts of President Trump’s budget, the Congressman failed to make a public statement opposing the cuts to the EPA budget.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Gov. Murphy EO To Make NJ National Off-Shore Wind Leader

Atlantic City – Surrounded by the five massive wind turbines that power the Atlantic County Utilities Authority, Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order that will direct state agencies to implement the 2010 Off-Shore Wind Economic Development Act to meet a goal of 3,500 megawatts of off-shore wind energy by 2030. The executive order will make New Jersey the national leader for off-shore wind commitments, besting both New York and Massachusetts, which have goals of 2,400 and 1,600 megawatt goals respectively.

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Blog Post

A 21st century State of the Union should present a vision for a clean energy future | Ross Sherman

According to the White House, President Trump’s State of the Union address will discuss the challenges of the coming year in an optimistic, forward-looking and bipartisan manner. We support that notion wholeheartedly, but we’re also mindful of his past rhetoric.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Gov. Murphy Move For NJ To Rejoin RGGI Is Climate Slam Dunk

Gov. Phil Murphy, First Lady Tammy Murphy, NJDEP Acting Commissioner Catherine McCabe, a crowd of state environmental leaders and activists and members of the Murphy Administration joined together in Atlantic Highlands, which had been severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy more than 5 years ago, to officially announce that New Jersey was rejoining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) program, the landmark effort to reduce carbon pollution from fossil fuel power plants in the Northeast region, which Gov. Christie infamously pulled us out of nearly seven years ago.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

New Day in New Jersey: Environment New Jersey Statement on Gov. Murphy’s Inaugural Address & Inauguration

Governor Phil Murphy was officially sworn into office as the 56th Governor of New Jersey during a packed audience at the Trenton War Memorial. Governor Murphy proceeded to deliver an Inaugural Address on the vision he will bring to his new Administration and where he hopes to take New Jersey. Environment New Jersey’s Director Doug O’Malley issued the following statement in response to the Inaugural Address.

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