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.
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.
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.
Gov. Murphy celebrated the completion of the New Jersey’s first community solar project in Perth Amboy. This is the first of 45 community solar projects awarded through the Board of Public Utilities’ Community Solar Energy Pilot Program, which in total will create almost 78 megawatts (MW) of solar energy. These projects are focused in overburdened and underserved communities, with at least 51 percent of the solar energy created dedicated to low- and moderate-income households.
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