News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New report: 328 beaches nationwide were potentially unsafe for swimming on at least a quarter of days tested

 With millions of Americans returning to the beach this summer, a new report warns that more work is needed to ensure that all waters are safe for swimming.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Setting the Pace: NJBPU Announces 2,658 Megawatts of New Offshore Wind Power off Jersey Shore to Orsted, Atlantic Shores

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities voted this morning unanimously to greenlight 2,658 megawatts of offshore wind through successful winning solicitation bids through Orsted and Atlantic Shores for construction of offshore wind turbines off the Jersey Shore, stretching from Ocean to Cape May Counties. The award is the largest in the nation’s history and put New Jersey on track to reach the goal set out through Gov. Murphy for 7,500 MW by 2035.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Momentum continues for offshore wind as East Coast’s Vineyard Wind South project gets federal review

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced Monday that it will begin an environmental review of a potential offshore wind project off the coasts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

News Release | Environment America

New data: Poll shows voters strongly back climate-related infrastructure investments

A new analysis from Hart Research of survey data from 19 competitive House districts across the country revealed remarkably strong support, across party lines, for President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan. Notably, the provisions that would address the climate crisis garnered even stronger support than the overall infrastructure plan did.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Oregon poised to become eighth U.S. state to go 100 percent

A bill committing electricity providers to deliver 100 percent clean power to Oregon customers by 2040 passed both the House and Senate of the Oregon State Legislative Assembly on Saturday. If the policy is signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown, Oregon will become the eighth state in the United States with a legislative commitment to 100 percent clean or renewable electricity.