News Release | Environment America

Fast food and football: who scores, who fumbles?

With Super Bowl LIII coming up Sunday, Americans have foods such as hamburgers and pizza on their minds -- and many corporations (such as Budweiser) are touting their socially-responsible deeds in commercials.

But many corporate deeds go under the radar. In late January, two companies closely identified with football made big plays. One scored. One fumbled.

News Release | Environment America

Reports: EPA fails to make drinking water safe from toxic PFAS

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not establish federal limits in drinking water for two prevalent toxic chemicals. The agency’s forthcoming management plan for combatting per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) lacks safeguards on PFOA and PFOS, two of the best-understood toxic PFAS chemicals. These chemicals have contaminated drinking water from Michigan to North Carolina. In refusing to set limits for PFAS, EPA is abdicating its core mission to protect human health.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Congress to Trump: Ban Big Oil from Atlantic Ocean

Congress introduced legislation in opposition to the Trump administration’s offshore drilling plan today.  In the U.S. House, Congressman Frank Pallone (D-6) joined his colleagues in introducing legislation that would permanently ban offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean and protect the Jersey Shore.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Next Step For RGGI: NJ Poised To Rejoin Climate Program

Gov. Murphy's Administration is formally taking steps to rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) program, a landmark program to reduce carbon pollution from power plants in the Northeast, after a seven year absence. NJDEP is proposing regulations that would allow New Jersey to join the regional carbon pollution credits auction in 2020 and set a cap on carbon pollution emissions from its fossil fuel power plants.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Electric Buses Report Bolsters Call To Electrify NJ Transit Bus Fleet

  • If New Jersey Transit transitioned its entire fleet of transit buses to all-electric vehicles, it could significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions each year and reduce toxic air pollution that creates a public health hazard. A new report from Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group, Electric Buses: Clean Transportation for Healthier Neighborhoods and Cleaner Air, shows that a transition to electric buses for NJ Transit could avoid climate-altering and localized air pollution each day without losing reliability.