News Release | Environment New Jersey

Christie Administration Sued for Illegally Leaving Regional Clean Energy Pact

Governor Chris Christie and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection failed to follow legal due process and safeguard the economic and health interests of New Jersey citizens when pulling the state out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) – a 10-state compact that is cutting harmful air pollution from power plants and shifting investments to clean energy, according to a lawsuit filed today by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Environment New Jersey.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Governor Kitzhaber Releases 10-Year Energy Plan Draft

Governor Kitzhaber released a draft of Oregon’s proposed 10-Year Energy Plan today.

News Release | Environment North Carolina

Hundreds of clean water activists visit NC capitol to fight fracking

Raleigh, NC— Roughly 200 citizens from around the state visited the capitol today to urge lawmakers to reject Sen. Bob Rucho’s pro-fracking bill, which would pave the way for the controversial form of drilling as soon as 2014.  The measure cleared a Senate committee over protests from environmental groups, landowners, scientists, and lawmakers who raised concerns about fracking’s impacts on the environment.

News Release | Environment America

237 Members of Congress Join “Dirty Water Gang” by Voting against Protections for America’s Waterways

Today, 237 members of Congress voted against better protections for places like the Chesapeake Bay, the Great Lakes, and many smaller streams, lakes, and wetlands across the country.   By opposing an amendment to the House “Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act” (H.R. 5325), introduced by Congressmen Jim Moran (VA) and John Dingell (MI), the majority of the House voted to block efforts by President Obama, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Army Corps of Engineers to ensure America’s waterways are better protected by the Clean Water Act.

News Release | Environment North Carolina

Senate committee debates fracking bill

Raleigh, NC— A key Senate committee discussed but took no action on legislation sponsored by Sen. Bob Rucho to move the state towards “fracking,” the controversial form of natural gas drilling currently illegal in North Carolina.  The proposal drew criticism from Environment North Carolina and others.

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