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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.

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A Clear Choice on the Environment: Environment New Jersey Endorses Sen. Buono & Legislative Champs

With the gubernatorial candidates engaged in the last push of campaigning, Environment New Jersey highlighted the deep chasm between the gubernatorial candidates on the environment by detailing Gov. Chris Christie’s environmental rollbacks over the last four years compared to Sen. Barbara Buono’s pro-environment legislative record. The endorsed candidacy of Sen. Buono represents a clear choice on the environment for voters. The group also recognized seven endorsed pro-environment legislators from across the state.

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As Sandy Anniversary Nears, NJ Urged To Clean Up Climate-Altering Power Plant Pollution, Get Back In RGGI

Environment New Jersey, accompanied by representatives from clean energy businesses and others, urged New Jersey to clean up climate-altering pollution from power plants and rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.  Advocates testified before the Assembly Utilities Committee and Chairman Upendra Chivukula (D-17), who held a public hearing to discuss the threat of global warming.

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Fracking by the Numbers: New Environment New Jersey Report First To Quantify Threat of Gas Drilling, Shows Fracking Waste Increasing in Neighboring States

Today, Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center released a new report called Fracking by the Numbers that measures the damage being done by dirty drilling across the country, and strengthened the urgency to keep fracking waste out of New Jersey.  As neighboring Pennsylvania hit a record high of producing fracking waste, and as the Pinelands Commission considers approving a gas pipeline through the most pristine area of the state, the report is the first study of its kind to measure the footprint of fracking damage to date— including toxic wastewater, water use, chemical use, air pollution, land damage and global warming emissions.

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Solar Rising: Report Ranks New Jersey Fourth in the Nation in Solar Power

Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center released Lighting the Way: What We Can Learn from America’s Top 12 Solar States, a new report highlighting a solar energy boom across the country. The report ranks New Jersey 4rd in the nation per capita for solar installations. Although this makes New Jersey one of a dozen states that have led the nation in solar energy with supportive policies, we have slipped from first in the country. Last year, solar capacity in New Jersey grew by 43%, bringing it to a total of 971 Megawatts.