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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Electric Truck Leader: New Jersey First State on East Coast to Adopt Advanced Clean Truck Rule

New Jersey became the fourth state in the nation, and first on the East Coast, to adopt the Advanced Clean Truck rule. The Advanced Clean Truck will electrify trucks in Class 2b through Class 8, starting in Model Year 2025, and by Model Year 2035, 55% of all trucks sold in New Jersey will be electric.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Statement: Interior Gives Green Light to Expanded Offshore Wind off the Jersey Shore

The Biden administration announced it has determined wind farms offshore New Jersey and New York would not pose a major disruption to the local environment, clearing a key hurdle for lease sales in the region. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced it has issued a finding of no significant impact for leasing nearly 800,000 acres in the New York Bight. The bight encompasses an area between Cape May in New Jersey and Montauk Point in Long Island.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Statement: Interior Gives Green Light to Expanded Offshore Wind off the Jersey Shore

The Biden administration announced it has determined wind farms offshore New Jersey and New York would not pose a major disruption to the local environment, clearing a key hurdle for lease sales in the region. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced it has issued a finding of no significant impact for leasing nearly 800,000 acres in the New York Bight. The bight encompasses an area between Cape May in New Jersey and Montauk Point in Long Island.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

NJBPU Incentivizes EV Charging at Multi-Unit Dwellings, Boosting Access to Drive Electric

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities voted to create an incentive program to encourage the construction of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at multi-unit dwellings.

News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

New report: Reinstated ‘polluter pays’ taxes should speed up lagging toxic waste cleanup

WASHINGTON -- For more than 20 years, the federal government’s “Superfund” program aimed at cleaning up toxic waste sites has languished for lack of funding. The program was originally funded by a tax on the chemical and petroleum industries, but those “polluter pays” taxes expired in 1995. When President Joe Biden signed the bipartisan infrastructure package (BIF) into law last month, a polluter pays tax was finally reinstated on chemical industries.

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