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New report recognizes environmental benefits of electric cars

Paramus—More than 220,000 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are on America’s roads today, delivering real benefits for our health and our environment, according to a new report released today by Environment New Jersey. In just the last two years, annual sales of electric vehicles have increased by 500 percent.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Fracking Waste Ban Bill Passes NJ Assembly By Wide Bipartisan Majority of 61-17; Bill Heads to Christie’s Desk

The New Jersey Assembly passed by a strong bipartisan  61-17-1 supermajority legislation to ban fracking waste from being discharged, treated, stored or transported in New Jersey.  The legislation follows action by the State Senate last month.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Wasting Our Waterways Report Documents More Than 5.8 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped in NJ Waterways

Industrial facilities dumped 5,862,061 pounds of toxic chemicals into New Jersey’s waterways in 2012, making New Jersey’s waterways the 14th worst in the nation, according to a new report by Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center. The Wasting Our Waterways report comes as the Environmental Protection Agency considers a new rule to restore Clean Water Act protections to thousands of waterways in New Jersey and across the nation.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

EPA proposes first-ever limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants

Environment New Jersey applauded the Environmental Protection Agency as they proposed the first-ever, federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants, the largest single source of global warming pollution in America. The proposal would reduce carbon pollution from power plants by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. The rule proposal, once finalized, will be the largest step the U.S. has taken to combat global warming pollution.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Gov. Christie Trying to Double Down on Climate Inaction

The Christie Administration has announced its intention to once again try to stop New Jersey from participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) that limits dangerous climate-changing pollution from power plants, despite the New Jersey Legislature twice voting to keep them in place, a recent court ruling finding its previous attempt was illegal, and overwhelming bipartisan support for pollution limits from New Jersey residents.