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News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. officially rejoins the international Paris Agreement

WASHINGTON -- The United States officially rejoined the international Paris Agreement on Friday. The act brings America back into a key accord aimed at reducing planet-warming emissions. 

Environment America had called on Biden to prioritize rejoining the Paris Agreement on his first day in office in the "First Things to Fix" report. The report presented 20 actions for the Biden administration to undertake in early days of office to undo the Trump administration’s rollbacks of environmental laws and protections.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Frack Ban Coalition Expects Historic Vote Next Thursday at DRBC

The Delaware River Frack Ban Coalition is looking forward to a historic vote at the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) special meeting announced for Thursday Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m. The meeting was publicly noticed yesterday by DRBC as a virtual meeting, with no public comment, for “final action on DRBC’s Proposed Amendments to the Administrative Manual and Special Regulations Regarding Hydraulic Fracturing Activities." The DRBC voting members are the Governors of the four states that flow to the Delaware – New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware – and a federal representative for President Biden. 

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

More Than $100 Million In RGGI & VW Funds Will Electrify Diesel Trucks & Buses Across NJ; Murphy Also Announces Green Economy Council & Office of Climate Action

Governor Murphy, at an event with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka at the Newark Department of Public Works garage on Frelinghuysen Ave, announced the release of more than $100 million of funding to electrify medium and heavy duty diesel vehicles around the state, including NJ Transit buses, school buses, garbage trucks and other trucks. The funding, which will focus on environmental justice communities, is from a full year of revenue raised from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)  and the final tranche of the Volkswagen “Dieselgate” Settlement dollars.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Petition Seeks DRBC Action To Upgrade River Designation To Ensure Full Protection for Primary Contact Recreation Uses

A coalition of organizations have petitioned the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to upgrade the regulatory status and protections for the Philadelphia/Camden reach of the Delaware River. The initiative seeks to ensure that water quality standards governing the river provide protections to those that come into direct contact with the water during recreational activities.  According to the petition, the identified river reaches are heavily used in ways that bring people into direct contact with the water, including children. As a result, according to the environmental petitioners, the DRBC and the states should modify the existing legally designated uses to reflect the actual existing uses of the river. 

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