News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Go Solar New Jersey Civic Leaders Letter

A letter of more than 70 local and state civic leaders calling for New Jersey to lead on solar by expanding solar to 20% of our power generation by 2025.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Senate President Packs the Judiciary Committee in Order to Pack the Pinelands Commission

At an extraordinary session earlier today, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted seven in favor, five against, and one abstention to advance the governor’s nomination of Robert Barr to join the Pinelands Commission.  Conservationists and several Senators understood this nomination is aimed at packing the Pinelands Commission with enough votes to reverse the Commission’s prior denial to allow South Jersey Gas to build a massive gas pipeline through the Pinelands.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Pinelands Commission Nomination Back at Senate Judiciary Committee

At an extraordinary session called for Tuesday, February 24th at noon, the Senate Judiciary Committee will yet again consider the governor’s nominee to replace a member of the Pinelands Commission because he voted “no” on the South Jersey Gas pipeline deal, which the Pinelands Commission defeated by an evenly-divided vote in January 2014.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Obama Administration Drilling Announcement Puts East Coast & Jersey Shore in Big Oil’s Crosshairs

As the fifth anniversary of the the BP oil spill disaster approaches, Environment New Jersey criticized the Obama Administration for calling for the lifting of a off-shore drilling moratorium for the Atlantic Coast. The announcement, which echoes a proposal first attempted in 2010, will put the Atlantic Coast, including the Jersey Shore, at risk of massive environmental damage from a potential oil spill and risk New Jersey's Shore tourism economy.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

New Wind Report Builds Case for Moving Forward with Off-Shore Wind in NJ; Legislative Leaders Call Out BPU for Fishermen’s Energy Denial & Delay

The carbon pollution from at least nine entire fossil fuel plants could be eliminated in New Jersey if wind power supplied 30 percent of the nation’s electricity needs, according to a new analysis by Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center. The analysis comes as Fishermen’s Energy appeals the Board of Public Utilities’ decision to reject an off-shore wind project off Atlantic City through the New Jersey Superior Court – and more than 4 years after Gov. Christie signed off-shore wind legislation into law.

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