News Release | Environment New Jersey

Assembly Passes C-PACE Bill To Turbocharge Green Financing For Business & Multifamily Clean Energy Upgrades

Today with an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 68-6, the New Jersey General Assembly passed A2374, which requires the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to establish a Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program. The legislation is sponsored by Asm. Raj Mukherji (D-Jersey City) and Asw. Nancy Pinkin (D-East Brunswick).

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

New Beach Report Shows Bay Beaches Most Impacted by Bacteria Pollution; 73 NJ Beaches Listed With 1 Pollution Exceedance

With summer in full swing, water pollution can close New Jersey beaches or put swimmers’ health at risk. Last year, bacteria levels at New Jersey beaches indicated that water was potentially unsafe for swimming there on least one day 73 times, according to the new report Safe for Swimming? by Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center. The report comes as Congress is set to vote tomorrow on a major spending bill that includes an additional $11 billion for water infrastructure.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. House passes major public lands bill

"With today’s passage of this bill, we’re one step away from putting a lock and key on funding that has always been intended for conservation projects -- yet consistently diverted to other purposes. We’re closer to adopting a new consciousness for today’s world, that our lives are made richer if surrounded by more nature, rather than more extracted resources."

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Statement: U.S. House passes major public lands bill

The U.S. House of Representatives voted late this afternoon to pass the Great American Outdoors Act, a bill to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million annually and provide $9.5 billion over five years to fix maintenance problems that are plaguing America’s public lands. With a final bipartisan vote of 310-107, the bill garnered considerable bipartisan support, including a unanimous support from New Jersey’s Congressional delegation and now heads to the President’s desk for his signature.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

New Jersey Joins 15-State Truck Electrification Pact, Committing To Lead On Air Pollution and Climate Change

Today New Jersey was one of fifteen states to release an MOU laying out a collaborative framework to expand use of electric medium and heavy-duty vehicles, with a target of 30% electric trucks by 2030 and 100% electric trucks by 2050.

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