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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.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

New Jersey Joins 15-State Truck Electrification Pact, Committing To Lead On Air Pollution and Climate Change

Today New Jersey was one of fifteen states to release an MOU laying out a collaborative framework to expand use of electric medium and heavy-duty vehicles, with a target of 30% electric trucks by 2030 and 100% electric trucks by 2050.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

New Jersey Wind Port Will Help New Jersey Reach a 100% Clean, Renewable Energy Future

Today, New Jersey announced the development of the New Jersey Wind Port, the first port in the country to be built specifically for offshore wind marshalling and manufacturing. The port will be sited in the Lower Alloway Creek area in Salem County on Artificial Island next to the Hope Creek Nuclear Generation site. The project is a significant step to bring an offshore wind supply chain to New Jersey and put New Jersey on the path to a 100% clean, renewable energy future.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Shining Cities report ranks Newark in nation’s Top 20 urban solar leaders

Newark ranked 17th for solar energy capacity per capita among the nation’s leaders, which ranked cities across the nation that have 50 or more watts of solar PV per person. Newark has a 27 total megawatts (MW) of solar power installed throughout the city. The results come from the seventh edition of Shining Cities, a new report released today by Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center. It is the most comprehensive survey available of installed solar capacity in U.S. cities.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

A More Fishable, Swimmable New Jersey: 600 Miles of Waterways Win Major Protections Under NJDEP’s New Rule

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection published a rule yesterday that it will apply one of its strongest clean water protections to 600 miles of rivers and streams throughout the state. The new Category One designations are the first made in over a decade and set strict limits on pollution and development for parts of the Salem River in South Jersey; the South Branch of the Raritan and Lamington Rivers and Jacob’s Creek in Central Jersey, and the Ramapo River in North Jersey among many others. The upgrades also include a two-mile stretch of the Cooper River, the first urban waterway in the state to be protected. 

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