News Release | Environment America

Statement: Last oil company pulls out of the Arctic Refuge

The only oil company to be awarded Arctic Refuge oil leases during the January 2021 lease sale held in the final days of the Trump administration has canceled its lease, according to the Anchorage Daily News.

The news of the lease cancellation by 88 Energy comes just days after the news broke that Chevron and Hilcorp terminated their leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in October 2021.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Chevron, Hilcorp reportedly spend $10 million to get out of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge leases

Chevron and Hilcorp have paid $10 million to terminate their leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, according to the Anchorage Daily News, citing page 21 of the 2021 Arctic Slope annual report. A Chevron spokesperson confirmed “Chevron’s decision to formally relinquish its legacy lease position” to the Alaskan newspaper, while Hilcorp did not comment to the outlet.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

NJ Assembly Passes NJ School of Conservation Bill To Give the Keys to Friends of NJSOC

The New Jersey Assembly voted this afternoon to pass A3149 (McKeon/Dancer) by an overwhelming bipartisan unanimous 78-0 vote which will transfer management to the New Jersey School of Conversation from Montclair State University to the Friends of the New Jersey School of Conservation (NJSOC). This will allow the Friends of NJSOC to restore and fully reopen the NJSOC as a year-round residential environmental education center.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Electric School Bus Bill Passes Assembly in Bipartisan Vote; Bill Will Provide $45 Million For School Districts To Purchase Electric School Buses

The NJ General Assembly passed A1282 (Stanley/Haider/Timberlake) this afternoon in a bipartisan 47-31-1 vote. The bill requires the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to develop and implement a three-year “Electric School Bus Program.” This bill provides for $15 million in the first year and $15 million annually in subsequent two years to NJDEP, for a total of $45 million.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Interior Department proposes first offshore California wind lease sales

The Department of the Interior has announced the first proposed lease sales for wind power off the shore of California and the United States’ West Coast. 

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