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Murphy’s first-term climate goals turn to second-term worries for New Jersey green groups

By Ry Rivard Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez , Getty Images

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has given three major speeches since the beginning of the year and barely mentioned one of his signature issues — climate change.

03/17/22
                                                               

Palisades Virtuosi to Present GLOBAL WARNING – A Concert Devoted To Climate Concerns

By Chloe Rabinowitz

The critically-acclaimed Palisades Virtuosi flute, clarinet and piano trio will be in concert on Sunday, March 27 @ 3:00 PM, performing Global Warning – A Concert Devoted to Climate Concerns at Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC), 102 State St. in Hackensack, NJ. Proof of vaccination will be required for admission to this live event and mask wearing by all audience members will be required.

02/24/22
                                                               

Bayshore towns will see millions for flood prevention projects: Pallone

By Amanda Oglesby Photo: Tanya Breen , Staff Photographer

Communities in Monmouth and Middlesex counties will share $197.4 million to address growing flooding issues in waterfront communities along Raritan Bay and its tributaries, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. announced Thursday in a news conference in Old Bridge.

01/28/22
                                                               

Coastal entrenchment vs. retreat

By RY Rivard and Marie J. French

Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jason Nark: Following Hurricane Ida, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy suggested expanding the state’s buyout program for flood-prone homes. But one community along Delaware Bay, shows just how hard that may be to pull off: Downe Township Mayor Mike Rothman Rothman and former Mayor Robert Campbell “believe their longtime dream

01/24/22
                                                               

Teaching about sustainability, climate change

By Kristin Guglietti

According to the NJDOE’s website, “On June 3, 2020, the State Board of Education adopted the 2020 New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) in the following content areas: Career Readiness, Life Literacies and Key Skills; Comprehensive Health and Physical Education; Computer Science & Design Thinking; Science; Social Studies; Visual and Performing Arts; and World Languages.

01/22/22
                                                               

Hoboken Deadline Nears For Residents To Choose ‘Green’ Energy

By Caren Lissner

The city of Hoboken recently announced the launch of a new renewable energy program that means residents will get a larger percentage of their energy supply from green sources. They will be automatically enrolled in the program if they don’t “opt out” or “opt up” by Jan. 31, but can also choose to do so after the program starts, free of charge.

01/21/22
                                                               

N.J. environmentalists sue Murphy administration over alleged inaction on climate change

By Noah Zucker Photo: Chris Pedota , USA Today Network

When Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy replaced his Republican predecessor in 2018, many New Jersey environmental activists expected to see the state take dramatic steps in its effort to fight climate change.

When Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy replaced his Republican predecessor in 2018, many New Jersey environmental activists expected to see the state take dramatic steps in its effort to fight climate change.

01/21/22
                                                               

New Jersey Climate Coalition Sues Murphy Administration Over Inaction

The EmpowerNJ coalition sued the Murphy administration today for its failure to take enough meaningful action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the face of the escalating climate crisis and follow state law and its own policies. Today’s appeal to the Appellate Division of the Superior Court highlights the disconnect between the Administration’s words and actions.

01/20/22
                                                               

Pascrell Leads New Jersey Democrats in Support of Offshore Wind Project

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) this week led all Democratic members of the New Jersey congressional delegation in support of constructing two offshore wind energy generation projects off the Garden State coast. The members emphasize the importance of these projects in continuing New Jersey’s national leadership against climate change.

01/15/22
                                                               

Biden administration will lease a half-million acres off N.J. and N.Y. coasts for wind power

By Frank Kummer Photo: Tom Gralish , Staff Photographer

The Biden administration announced Wednesday six new leases for offshore wind projects covering 480,000 acres off the coast of New Jersey and New York — states that already have ambitious plans for the renewable source in their energy portfolios.

01/12/22