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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

The Path to Paris: Report Documents Long Road Ahead for NJ To Reduce Global Warming Pollution

New Jersey, once poised to play a major role in U.S. progress to address climate change, is falling behind neighboring states in reducing carbon pollution by 2025, mainly because of its decision to pull out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The state still ranks highly because of the 2007 Global Warming Response Act, signed into law almost exactly eight years ago, but the Christie Administration has failed to implement the law. The report says if implemented New Jersey would see a reduction of 42 million metric tons of global warming pollution, which ranks 6th in the nation in reductions.

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Report | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Shining Rewards

Solar energy is on the rise in across the nation and in New Jersey. Net energy metering, has been instrumental in the growth of solar energy, particularly on homes and businesses. Net energy metering enables solar panel owners to earn fair compensation for benefits they provide to other users of the electricity grid, and makes “going solar” an affordable option for more people. A review of 11 recent analyses shows that individuals and businesses that decide to “go solar” generally deliver greater benefits to the grid and society than they receive through net metering.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Exxon & Gov. Christie, You’ve Been Served: Enviros File Legal Action To Stop Historic Environmental Sell-Out

Seven environmental groups, representing hundreds of thousands of citizen members, filed a motion this morning to intervene in litigation brought by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection against ExxonMobil Corporation. The filing focused on damages due for generations of toxic pollution at the Bayonne and Linden refineries, 16 other Exxon sites around the state and more than 800 gas stations for soil and water contamination across New Jersey, and urged the court to reject the proposed settlement.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Obama Admin’s EPA Issues Rule To Protect 4,000 Miles of New Jersey Streams

More than 4,000 miles of New Jersey’s streams, including those feeding the Delaware and the Jersey Shore, will gain federal protections under a final rule signed today by top Obama administration officials. The measure restores Clean Water Act safeguards to small streams and headwaters and wetlands that have been vulnerable to development and pollution for nearly ten years.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Earth Day Hike Inspects Forest Targeted for Great Adventure's Solar Project Clearcutting

Under overcast Earth Day skies, a group of advocates, Jackson Township residents, and Gov. Jim Florio hiked on adjacent property to the 90 acres of forested land that Great Adventure is proposing to clearcut to build the largest solar installation in the state to examine the condition of the targeted woods and urge Great Adventure to reconsider the siting of the solar installation.

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