News Release | Environment America

Statement: Bank of America makes right choice by announcing they will not finance drilling in the Arctic

"The coastal plain of this iconic natural jewel is an irreplaceable area. It is home to endangered polar bears and the calving ground of the porcupine caribou herd. Considering the refuge’s unique role in the natural world, it would be a blundering error to finance the destruction of this precious habitat."

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Trump administration’s rush to open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling could be catastrophic

“America is transitioning to a new administration that has already pledged to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. We are rapidly transitioning to renewable energy and clean transportation options. And yet this administration is attempting to ram through a backward looking proposal. We urge all oil companies to read the tea leaves and take a pass.” 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: The Trump administration is undermining wildly bipartisan conservation law

"This decision by the Trump administration is a big poke in the eye to the bipartisan coalition that worked together to pass the Great American Outdoors Act." 

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Candidates who promise to tackle climate change win big in 2020 election

New Jersey voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly placed their trust in Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and the vast majority of New Jersey’s Congressional delegation to make good on promises to protect our environment. Environment New Jersey endorsed and supported several candidates this year, from the Biden-Harris presidential ticket to re-elected Sen. Cory Booker and Reps. Mikie Sherrill, Andy Kim, and Tom Malinowski, freshman Congressmembers who showed us that their 2018 victories were no flukes.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

New Jersey Governor Murphy Signs Strongest Ban on Single-Use Plastics in Nation & Promote Reusable Bags

A coalition of environmental groups applauded Gov. Murphy’s signature today of A1978/S864, now the strongest law in the country to reduce single-use waste to clean up our communities and the environment. The legislation passed the NJ Assembly 48-24-7 and the Senate 26-12 in late September. The legislation, which will go into effect in Spring 2022, bans single-use plastic carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service ware, allows plastic straws on request, and phases out paper bags at large grocery stores. 

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