News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Court Hears Argument Christie Illegally Repealed Rules to Clean Up Climate Change Pollution

Environment New Jersey and the Natural Resources Defense Council argued their case before a New Jersey appellate court this morning in their lawsuit against the Christie Administration. The lawsuit contends the state illegally repealed rules limiting power plant pollution in New Jersey, a move that effectively ended its participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a program that is combating climate change.

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Trading Pinelands Protections for $8 Million

The Pinelands Commission, the state agency charged with protecting the New Jersey Pinelands, is considering a deal that would waive its own environmental protections, damage the Pinelands and deal a body blow to the Commission’s credibility.  Advocates for the Pinelands, including 4 former New Jersey Governors (see attached letter), call on Governor Christie and Pinelands Commission to apply the Pinelands protection rules in this case and in all cases.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Pinelands Commission Testimony Opposing Massive Gas Pipeline

Environment New Jersey has delivered a petition with over 2,000 New Jersey residents weighing in strongly with the Pinelands Commission and Governor Christie opposing the South Jersey Gas massive gas Pinelands pipeline project & Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). This gas pipeline would tear a scar through the ecological heart of the Pinelands & damage the credibility of the Pinelands Commission.  

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Massive Conservation Coalition Calls for Bold Action to Advance Offshore Wind Power

With critical federal tax incentives set to expire on December 31, over 10 legislators, including both Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) and Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr. (R-21), faith leaders and renewable energy coalitions joined Environment New Jersey, the National Wildlife Federation and over 230 other organizations and elected officials Wednesday to urge the Obama administration to take swift, bold action to facilitate the development of offshore wind power.

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Report Highlights Environmental Benefits of Wind, but New Jersey Off-Shore Wind Program Stuck in Neutral

New Jersey has the potential to reap huge environmental benefits from the development of offshore wind, according to a new report released by Environment New Jersey. If state and federal officials commit to continued progress in launching New Jersey’s offshore wind industry, New Jersey could reduce global warming pollution by 825,000 metric tons in 2018. But this potential can only be reached if the Christie administration moves forward with implementing the state's off-shore wind program.