News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

EPA proposes first-ever limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants

Environment New Jersey applauded the Environmental Protection Agency as they proposed the first-ever, federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants, the largest single source of global warming pollution in America. The proposal would reduce carbon pollution from power plants by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. The rule proposal, once finalized, will be the largest step the U.S. has taken to combat global warming pollution.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Gov. Christie Trying to Double Down on Climate Inaction

The Christie Administration has announced its intention to once again try to stop New Jersey from participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) that limits dangerous climate-changing pollution from power plants, despite the New Jersey Legislature twice voting to keep them in place, a recent court ruling finding its previous attempt was illegal, and overwhelming bipartisan support for pollution limits from New Jersey residents.

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NJ Court: Gov. Christie Illegally Removed NJ from Climate Change Pollution Rules

A New Jersey court ruled this morning that the Christie Administration broke the law when it excused power plants from complying with regulations limiting dangerous climate-changing pollution. The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court ruled in favor of Environment New Jersey and the Natural Resources Defense Council, in a lawsuit the organizations brought against the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in 2012 based on the state's removal from from the regulations that implemented the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Delaware Water Gap Underfunded, Threatened by Funding Cuts

As Congress approaches another deadline on the federal budget, a new analysis by Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center & PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center, entitled Death by a Thousand Cuts, exposes the challenges facing the Delaware Water Gap as a result of mounting funding cuts to the National Park Service.

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