News Release | Environment New Jersey

Gov. Murphy Signs Bill Setting 10-Year Deadline To Replace Lead Service Lines

Gov. Phil Murphy signed a set of four bills focused on lead poisoning prevention. The most significant of the bills – A5342 – will require drinking water utilities to create fully comprehensive inventories of lead service lines and mandate replacement of lead service lines in the next decade. This will put New Jersey ahead of federal policy. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Infrastructure must be a good deal for our health

A bipartisan group of senators met Tuesday afternoon to prepare for a vote planned Wednesday on a $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework that aims to boost federal investment in U.S. infrastructure, including billions for roads, clean water and power infrastructure, according to media reports. 

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Beach Report Shows Bay Beaches Most Impacted by Bacteria Pollution

With summer in full heat wave mode, water pollution can close New Jersey beaches or put swimmers’ health at risk. In 2020, bacteria levels at New Jersey beaches indicated that water was potentially unsafe for swimming on at least 35 days, according to a new report Safe for Swimming? by Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center. The report comes as Congress is set to vote today on a set of initiatives on water infrastructure that directly impact run-off and sewage pollution.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: House passes landmark water and transportation bill to restore and enhance U.S. infrastructure

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a legislative package on Thursday that would improve water infrastructure, protect drinking water, and repair and expand our transportation system.  The package combined several bills, including the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 and the AQUA Act, under the umbrella of the INVEST in America Act.  

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Setting the Pace: NJBPU Announces 2,658 Megawatts of New Offshore Wind Power off Jersey Shore to Orsted, Atlantic Shores

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities voted this morning unanimously to greenlight 2,658 megawatts of offshore wind through successful winning solicitation bids through Orsted and Atlantic Shores for construction of offshore wind turbines off the Jersey Shore, stretching from Ocean to Cape May Counties. The award is the largest in the nation’s history and put New Jersey on track to reach the goal set out through Gov. Murphy for 7,500 MW by 2035.

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