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Wind energy huge economic, environmental boost for NJ

It's about time. Energy producers, organized labor and environmentalists have fought too long over fossil fuel energy production and pipelines. Now, because of legislation pushed by State Senate President Steve Sweeney and boosted by Gov. Phil Murphy, we have all come together to support an ambitious wind generation plan.

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Sustainable Business Council looks to grow in second year

As it approaches its one-year anniversary, the New Jersey Sustainable Business Council finds itself in the unenviable position of having to lobby for the U.S. to remain in the Paris Climate Accords and Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the first mandatory market-based program in this country to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Setting the record straight on pipeline rights of way

Federal regulators recently approved the PennEast Pipeline to deliver clean, reliable and affordable natural gas to millions of families and businesses across the region. That approval — after more than three years of regulatory and scientific reviews — found PennEast Pipeline is in the public need and benefit, and can be constructed...

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NJDEP once again denies PennEast Pipeline application

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has once again denied the PennEast Pipeline Co. application to construct a 116-mile pipeline through New Jersey and Pennsylvania due to what it said was inadequate information regarding environmental compliance in building on freshwater wetlands.

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Gov. Murphy signs order to harness wind energy

Gov. Phil Murphy has signed an executive order directing the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to implement fully the Offshore Wind Economic Development Act and begin the process of moving the state toward a goal of 3,500 megawatts of offshore wind energy generation by the year 2030.

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