News Release | Environment New Jersey

Sen. Booker Joins Advocates At Virtual Town Hall To Call To Save NJ Transit with $1.2 Billion Federal Recovery Dollars

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) joined transportation advocates late this morning for a #SaveTransit virtual town hall with the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, New Jersey Policy Perspective, Amalgamated Transit Union, Environment New Jersey and the Regional Plan Association. Sen. Booker reaffirmed his support for the federal push for the federal recovery HEROES Act to secure $32 billion dollars in federal COVID emergency transit funding nationwide including $1.2 billion for NJT. The live feed of the town hall is available at:

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Statement: Historic Great American Outdoors Act signed into law

President Trump today signed the Great American Outdoors Act, which will permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million annually and provide $9.5 billion over five years to fix maintenance problems plaguing America’s public lands. 

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Assembly Passes C-PACE Bill To Turbocharge Green Financing For Business & Multifamily Clean Energy Upgrades

Today with an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 68-6, the New Jersey General Assembly passed A2374, which requires the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to establish a Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program. The legislation is sponsored by Asm. Raj Mukherji (D-Jersey City) and Asw. Nancy Pinkin (D-East Brunswick).

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

New Beach Report Shows Bay Beaches Most Impacted by Bacteria Pollution; 73 NJ Beaches Listed With 1 Pollution Exceedance

With summer in full swing, water pollution can close New Jersey beaches or put swimmers’ health at risk. Last year, bacteria levels at New Jersey beaches indicated that water was potentially unsafe for swimming there on least one day 73 times, according to the new report Safe for Swimming? by Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center. The report comes as Congress is set to vote tomorrow on a major spending bill that includes an additional $11 billion for water infrastructure.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. House passes major public lands bill

"With today’s passage of this bill, we’re one step away from putting a lock and key on funding that has always been intended for conservation projects -- yet consistently diverted to other purposes. We’re closer to adopting a new consciousness for today’s world, that our lives are made richer if surrounded by more nature, rather than more extracted resources."