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News Release | Environment New Jersey

As Emissions in Northeast States Decline, Economic Growth Outpaces Nation

A new report by Environment New Jersey released today highlights the role that clean energy and environmental policies have played in moving states toward meeting targets for reducing global warming emissions, while challenging claims that actions that reduce emissions undermine economic growth.  

According to “A Record of Leadership: How Northeastern States are Cutting Global Warming Pollution and Building a Clean Economy,” New Jersey and the 9 other states that participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) have cut per capita carbon dioxide emissions 20 percent faster than the rest of the nation, even as the region’s gross product per capita grew 87 percent faster than the rest of the United States. 

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

8.5 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into New Jersey’s Waterways

Industrial facilities dumped 8.5 million pounds of toxic chemicals into New Jersey’s waterways, making New Jersey’s waterways the 12th worst in the nation, according to a new report released today by Environment New Jersey. 

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Report | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center

Wasting our Waterways 2012

Industrial facilities dumped 8.5 million pounds of toxic chemicals into New Jerseys’s waterways, making New Jersey’s waterways the 12th worst in the nation, according to a new report released today by Environment New Jersey. 

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Report | Environment New Jersey

In the Path of the Storm

With extreme weather events increasingly common in New Jersey and across the United States, Environment New Jersey released a new report.  The report documents extreme weather events in every county in New Jersey, and discusses the likely consequences of future disasters as a result of a warming world.

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Report | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center

Benefits of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

In 2005, New Jersey joined nine other Northeastern states in a landmark agreement to limit global warming pollution from the region’s power plants. This agreement, known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), is designed to clean up pollution from power plants while fueling the transition to a clean energy economy. New Jersey has benefited from RGGI through the investment of funds from the sale of pollution allowances in clean energy projects—projects that are cutting pollution, benefiting energy consumers and creating new economic opportunities. 

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