News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Next Step For RGGI: NJ Poised To Rejoin Climate Program

This afternoon, NJDEP Commissioner Catherine McCabe announced that NJDEP will work to propose regulations for New Jersey to administer the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) program and participate in the regional RGGI auctions, starting in early 2020 for carbon pollution credits, and establishing a new RGGI program in consultation with RGGI Inc. and the other participating Northeast states. Most notably, the NJDEP announced that the proposed carbon emissions cap for New Jersey would be 18 million metric tons of carbon per year, starting in 2020.

News Release | Environment America

Next step for RGGI: New Jersey poised to rejoin regional climate program

This afternoon, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Commissioner Catherine McCabe announced the department’s plan to rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

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Environment America statement on Interior Secretary Zinke's departure

Pres. Donald Trump announced today that Dept. of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be stepping down from his post by the end of the year.

News Release | Environment America

EPA “Dirty Water Rule” would drastically roll back pollution safeguards

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveils its proposed replacement for the Clean Water Rule. The new rule would drastically roll back Clean Water Act protections from vast networks of streams and wetlands across the country.

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Congress announces deal on “clean” Farm Bill

Today, after months of negotiation, the U.S. House and Senate released details of a deal they reached last week on the Farm Bill. The new, reconciled Farm Bill more closely resembles the bipartisan bill that passed the Senate in June, free from the anti-environmental provisions included in the House bill. Bart Johnsen-Harris, clean water advocate for Environment America, issued the following statement: