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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Weatherization funding takes advantage of the ‘cleanest energy’

President Joe Biden and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced on Wednesday $3.16 billion in new funding through the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for residential energy upgrades. 

News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Thousands call on EPA to get the lead out of drinking water

Nearly 15,000 people are urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to not only set a 10-year deadline for removing lead pipes but also take decisive action to ensure safe drinking water at schools and child care centers. Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund submitted comments Wednesday from these individuals on the EPA’s Draft Strategy to Reduce Lead Exposures and Disparities.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

New Study: Lead contamination exceedingly common in Atlantic County school drinking water

An overwhelming 92% of Atlantic County schools with available testing data had lead in their water at one or more taps, according to a new report released by Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center and the Black Church Center for Justice and Equality (BCC) on Wednesday. The report also found that water from 45% of all faucets and fountains tested in Pleasantville and Galloway Township schools were tainted with lead. 

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Bolts In the Ground: Federal Infrastructure Dollars Coming to NJ To Build Out EV Charging Network

Local elected officials and environmental advocates joined Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6) to tout new federal investments in electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the state from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed late last year. Rep. Pallone recently announced that New Jersey will receive $15,448,790 to build out the state’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure, paving the way for a more robust and convenient network of chargers across New Jersey.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center, Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Statement: Record-breaking U.S. offshore wind lease auction elicits over $4 billion in bids, showcases booming demand for clean power

The Department of the Interior concluded a record-breaking offshore wind lease auction Friday for 488,000 acres in the New York Bight that will provide clean electricity to New York and New Jersey. The winning bids for six separate areas totaled $4.37 billion. These six parcels combined could generate up to 7 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy, which is enough to power about 2 million homes. The auction concluded Friday afternoon after 64 rounds of bidding.