News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

New Interactive Map Reveals Threats to the Delaware River Watershed

 Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center today unveiled a first-of-its-kind interactive map of the Delaware River watershed.  The map allows journalists, policymakers, and citizens to pinpoint pollution sources and consider common-sense solutions to address them. The product of a year-and a half effort, the map draws on more than 5,000 data points from over a dozen sources to major pollution threats in the basin, including: 1) runoff from agriculture and impervious surfaces; 2) 660+ industrial sources; 3) 250+ sewage treatment plants; and 4) fossil fuel infrastructure such as pipelines, abandoned coal mines, and refineries.  The map allows the public to see pollution sources in their neighborhood, as well as those upstream.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Trouble in the Air Report: NJ Public Health At Risk Across State from Dirty Air Days

As the Trump administration considers weakening federal air quality and global warming emissions standards, air pollution remains a huge threat to New Jersey’s public health. According to a new report by Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center, metropolitan areas across the state experienced an average of 91 days of degraded air quality in 2016, or roughly three months, increasing the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts

News Release | Environment America

Lead contamination in schools’ drinking water: worse than previously thought

Lead contamination in our schools is more pervasive than previously thought, according to water testing data from 20 states published in a national interactive map by Environment America and U.S. PIRG today. As schools begin summer break, the groups urge public officials to take swift action to Get the Lead Out of schools’ drinking water.

News Release | Environment America

States to EPA: Uphold the Clean Car Standards!

Today 17 states and Washington, D.C., representing over 40 percent of the U.S. population, filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its “arbitrary and capricious” decision to rollback the clean car standards, the best federal program to fight global warming.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

NJ Bans Off-Shore Drilling in State Waters; Gov. Murphy’s Clear Rebuke to Big Oil and Trump Administration’s Atlantic Attack

Statement from Environment New Jersey Director Doug O’Malley on the signing by Gov. Phil Murphy this morning of legislation to ban off-shore drilling in state waters as well as to prohibiting the permitting of any off-shore drilling infrastructure, during a signing ceremony along the boardwalk in Point Pleasant.

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