News Release | Environment New Jersey

New Jersey Governor signs recycled content bill into law

"New Jersey’s communities, shorelines, and parks are facing a severe plastic pollution crisis. Of course, we can’t recycle our way out of this crisis. We need to use less virgin plastic, and this recycled content bill will set a national standard that will move us toward using more recycled content – and not virgin plastic – for plastic containers."

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New Report: President Biden’s first year in office marks progress on numerous environmental fronts

Following years of rollbacks, President Joe Biden began his term nearly a year ago amidst unprecedented environmental and public health challenges. Despite these obstacles, his administration has made significant strides toward restoring lost environmental protections and confronting daunting threats to our climate and public health, according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Biden administration announces key N.Y. Bight offshore wind lease auction

 Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced Wednesday that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold a wind energy auction on Feb. 23 for more than 480,000 acres in the New York Bight. This will be the first offshore wind energy auction under the Biden administration. The auction will allow offshore wind developers to bid on six lease areas – the most areas ever offered in a single auction, according to BOEM’s Final Sale Notice

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Biden administration goes big on offshore wind with NY Bight lease auction

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced Wednesday that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold a wind energy auction on Feb. 23 for more than 480,000 acres in the New York Bight. This will be the first offshore wind energy auction under the Biden administration.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

N.J. Assembly passes legislation to limit uses of bee-killing pesticides

“By passing this bill, we are taking some of the sting out of an increasingly toxic environment for bees,” said Doug O’Malley, state director of Environment New Jersey. “We can now promise our pollinators a safer Garden State when they return in the spring.” 

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