News Release | Environment New Jersey

Ban on Fracking Adopted throughout Delaware River Watershed

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) permanently banned fracking throughout the Delaware River Watershed today, affecting four states and water supplies for millions, after eleven years of raging debate and public discourse. The Delaware River Frack Ban Coalition and many members of the public - reported by DRBC to be at 400 during the meeting - joined the virtual DRBC meeting, where a vote on banning fracking in the watershed had been advertised. The DRBC voting members - the Governors of the four states that are part of the Delaware River Watershed (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware) and a federal representative for President Biden from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - voted to enact the regulations that were pending since the public comment period closed in March 2018. All four states voted to approve the ban; the Army Corps representative abstained. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. officially rejoins the international Paris Agreement

WASHINGTON -- The United States officially rejoined the international Paris Agreement on Friday. The act brings America back into a key accord aimed at reducing planet-warming emissions. 

Environment America had called on Biden to prioritize rejoining the Paris Agreement on his first day in office in the "First Things to Fix" report. The report presented 20 actions for the Biden administration to undertake in early days of office to undo the Trump administration’s rollbacks of environmental laws and protections.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Frack Ban Coalition Expects Historic Vote Next Thursday at DRBC

The Delaware River Frack Ban Coalition is looking forward to a historic vote at the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) special meeting announced for Thursday Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m. The meeting was publicly noticed yesterday by DRBC as a virtual meeting, with no public comment, for “final action on DRBC’s Proposed Amendments to the Administrative Manual and Special Regulations Regarding Hydraulic Fracturing Activities." The DRBC voting members are the Governors of the four states that flow to the Delaware – New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware – and a federal representative for President Biden. 

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Jersey Renews Calls for Gov Murphy’s FY22 Budget To Fully Fund NJ Clean Energy Fund & Dedicate NJ Transit Funding, Fund Workforce Development

As the official kick-off of the FY22 budget season approaches next week with the release of Gov. Murphy’s budget, Jersey Renews, a coalition of more than 65 faith, labor, community and environmental organizations, released a letter signed by more than 25 groups to Gov. Murphy urging the full funding for the New Jersey Clean Energy Fund, dedicated funding for NJ Transit and funding for green workforce development.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

FY22 Budget Letter to Gov. Murphy on Clean Energy Fund & NJ Transit Funding

A joint coalition letter to Governor Murphy outlining the budget priorities on behalf of the Jersey Renews coalition focused on ending the raids to the state Clean Energy Fund and dedicated funding for New Jersey Transit.