News Release | Environment New Jersey

NJ Senate Votes to Override Gov. Christie on RGGI Rules

The New Jersey Senate voted today to override the Christie Administration on global warming, moving one step closer to stopping Gov. Christie’s attempts to remove New Jersey from the rules governing the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI),  a popular program designed to clean up pollution from fossil fuel power plants.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

New Jersey Solar Businesses Ready to Roll with Clean Power

Twenty New Jersey solar businesses issued a letter to the White House today, endorsing limits on carbon pollution from power plants and advocating that solar energy become a focal point of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Advocates Call for Halt of Pinelands Nominations To Protect the Integrity of Commissions

The Senate Judiciary Committee will take up Gov. Christie’s effort to replace two members of the Pinelands Commission because they voted “no” on the Pinelands pipeline deal which the Pinelands Commission defeated by an evenly-divided vote last January.  A coalition of advocates for the Pinelands is calling on Senate President Sweeney and the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to deny these nominations.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Environmental Groups, Homeowners Sue NJDEP For Approving Massive Dredge Spoil Pile within the Barnegat Bay & Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Ecosystem

Two of New Jersey’s largest environmental organizations, Environment New Jersey and the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, joined a group of homeowners to announce the filing of a lawsuit in Superior Court Appellate Division challenging decisions by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to authorize construction of a massive dredge spoil facility to be located on Dock Road in Eagleswood Township, Ocean County.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

On Eve of Largest Climate March in History, New Jersey Leaders Call for Action on Climate as New Report Reveals State’s Most Carbon Polluting Power Plants

As international leaders prepare for the UN Climate Summit next week in New York and New Jerseyans prepare to cross the Hudson on Sunday morning for the largest climate march in history, a new report shows New Jersey’s fossil fuel power plants dump as much carbon pollution into the atmosphere as the entire country of Guatemala. Environmental advocates, elected officials, civic organizations, public health groups and clean energy businesses argued the data strengthened the call to march for action on climate in New York and reduce carbon pollution from our power plants.