News Release | Environment New Jersey

Watershed victory to put the PennEast gas pipeline on ice

PennEast Pipeline Co. announced on Monday that it was pulling the plug on its proposed 116-mile gas pipeline that would have crossed Pennsylvania and New Jersey to deliver methane gas from Pennsylvania fracking wells. The announcement came on the heels of a Supreme Court decision that granted PennEast the right to use eminent domain to seize public and private lands for the pipeline. Nevertheless, the proposal faced  stiff environmental permitting challenges from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) under the Clean Water Act. The company cited environmental permitting difficulties in its decision to withdraw the project.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. House of Representatives must pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote early next week on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a major bipartisan package for transportation, clean water, power infrastructure and broadband. 

News Release | Environment Virginia

Statement: Proposal for largest solar and energy storage expansion in Virginia history shows progress

Dominion Energy proposed 15 solar and storage projects to the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) Thursday as a part of its efforts to achieve the goals of the Virginia Clean Economy Act.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Clean energy tax and pollution clean up priorities receive support from key House committee

WASHINGTON -- The House Ways and Means Committee advanced legislation Wednesday that could become the largest-ever federal investment in clean energy. Tax incentives for such clean technologies as wind and solar, energy efficiency, and electric vehicles would be updated and extended through the end of the decade under the Build Back Better Act, which next goes to the full U.S. House of Representatives and then the Senate for a vote. People who buy electric vehicles could get a fully refundable tax credit of up to $12,500 under the legislation, and buyers of used electric vehicles also stand to benefit from a new credit of up to $2,500.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: New Illinois energy law advances clean energy, but prioritizes utility interests

A sweeping new energy law, signed by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday, commits Illinois to reaching 100% carbon-free electricity by 2045. But, only a small fraction of the bill’s spending will go to advancing renewables -- top expenses include a nuclear bailout and utility profit guarantees.