News Release | Environment America

Environment America statement on Kathleen Hartnett White no longer being considered to lead the Council of Environmental Quality by Christy Leavitt, Campaign to Defend Our Environment Director:

“We’re glad to see Kathleen Hartnett White’s nomination withdrawn. President Trump has appointed a lot of people with anti-environmental track records to lead environmental agencies, but White's history was one of the worst. Not only is the idea of a climate change denier running the Council on Environmental Quality beyond absurd, White’s record as an environmental regulator in Texas was dismal..."

News Release | Environment America

Environment America Response to 2018 State of the Union

President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address touched on a lot of topics crucial to the United States’ environment and its public health. Ironically, while the President crowed that, “we have ended the war on American energy and we have ended the war on beautiful clean coal,” we all know that there’s no such thing as clean coal. And he failed to discuss the things all Americans need to be clean: water, air, and renewable energy sources.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Gov. Murphy EO To Make NJ National Off-Shore Wind Leader

Atlantic City – Surrounded by the five massive wind turbines that power the Atlantic County Utilities Authority, Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order that will direct state agencies to implement the 2010 Off-Shore Wind Economic Development Act to meet a goal of 3,500 megawatts of off-shore wind energy by 2030. The executive order will make New Jersey the national leader for off-shore wind commitments, besting both New York and Massachusetts, which have goals of 2,400 and 1,600 megawatt goals respectively.

News Release | Environment America

New Jersey rejoins RGGI: a victory for the nation

Five years after Super Storm Sandy destroyed a Jersey Shore boardwalk, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the state is rejoining a multi-state, bipartisan effort to reduce carbon pollution.  

News Release | Environment America

Statement of Megan DeSmedt, Environment America Clean Water Campaign Director, on the DRBC proposal to ban fracking in the Delaware River Watershed

“Good morning Commissioners, and thank you for the opportunity to speak. My name is Megan DeSmedt and I am the clean water campaign director with Environment America. We are a citizen based environmental advocacy group with a presence in states across the country. I am here today representing our 1.5 million members, supporters, and activists across the country including almost 300,000 here in the watershed from our state based organizations PennEnvironment, Environment New Jersey, and Environment New York. I also am here as a resident, I live in South Philadelphia, just a few miles away."