News Release | Environment New Jersey

NJ Assembly Appropriations Committee Passes Legislation To Restrict Neonics Pesticide Linked to Bee Die-Off

The New Jersey Assembly Appropriations Committee passed legislation (A2070) by a 8-3 vote this morning to classify neonicotinoids, commonly known as neonics, as restricted use pesticides through a recurring review process. New Jersey is a step closer to joining other states, such as Maryland, Connecticut and Vermont, that have implemented similar restrictions on neonics. The restriction would limit application of the pesticide to select applications, eliminating widespread use in non-agricultural settings such as gardens, lawns and golf courses. 

News Release | Environment America

Looking ahead: Environment America’s 2021 federal and state priorities

Environment America, a national nonpartisan network of state environmental groups, contributed to numerous environmental victories in 2020. The organization is looking ahead to spurring more environmental progress at the federal and state levels.

News Release | Environment America

Government funding bill coverage: Resources and interview opportunities

A new bill that would fund the government through September 2021 and provide accompanying COVID-19 relief is awaiting President Donald Trump’s signature. While direct disbursements to Americans, many of whom are struggling with medical, utility and rent or mortgage payments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, have taken center stage, numerous other components of the budget bill will play a starring role for a long time to come. Many of the bill’s provisions will fund -- at varying levels -- key public health, environmental and consumer protection initiatives. The nonprofits U.S. PIRG and Environment America and their state affiliates have been leading voices on -- and drivers of -- policy in these areas for decades. As you continue your coverage of the varied aspects of the 5,600-page legislation, please consider contacting our experts for interviews or background information. Here are the experts available to interview on the these topics, either over the phone or via Zoom/Skype.

News Release | Environment America

Year in review: Environmental victories in 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic cast a tragic shadow across the United States in 2020, environmental advocates at the national, state and municipal levels were still able to effect change this past year. Highlights included helping to enhance our country’s commitment to conserving land and wildlife, advancing renewable energy usage, decreasing plastic waste and creating cleaner transportation and water. 

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Historic Paulsboro Offshore Wind Factory Will Speed Offshore Wind Off the Jersey Shore

Governor Murphy announced the largest investment in offshore wind manufacturing in American history in Paulsboro along the Delaware River. Ørsted and EEW are investing $250 million to create an offshore wind manufacturing facility at the Paulsboro Marine Terminal in Gloucester County. This factory will produce steel monopiles for the offshore wind industry across the country. This investment is expected to create 500 jobs, help deliver offshore wind energy to 500,000 New Jersey homes and make sure New Jersey is on track to meet our renewable energy mandates to fight climate change.

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