State of NJ files lawsuit against five oil, gas companies for climate change misinformation

State of NJ files lawsuit against five oil, gas companies for climate change misinformation

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and the Department of Environmental Protection filed a lawsuit on Oct. 18 on behalf of New Jersey residents against five oil and gas companies and a petroleum trade association, alleging they knowingly made false claims to deceive the public about […]

Speakers advocate for solar panels at Bloomfield municipal and school district buildings

Speakers advocate for solar panels at Bloomfield municipal and school district buildings

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A public forum on solar energy attracted a handful of environmental activists to the Civic Center on Tuesday, Sept. 27, to hear four speakers. The forum, according to one speaker, was scheduled to take advantage of the hopes raised by the recent approval of a bipartisan federal bill, the Inflation Reduction Act. […]

Bloomfield man marched 50 miles in opposition to natural gas power plants

Bloomfield man marched 50 miles in opposition to natural gas power plants

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — After starting from Newark’s Ironbound section on Tuesday, Aug. 16, a five-day, 50-mile walk by environmentalists concluded Saturday, Aug. 20, in sight of Gov. Phil Murphy’s residence in Red Bank with more than 100 people in attendance. According to Bloomfield resident Ted Glick, a participant each day, the walk went through municipalities […]

State awards $9.4M in grants for projects to improve water quality

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $9.4 million in grants to local government agencies, nonprofit groups, universities and others to fund projects that will improve water quality and reduce the impacts of nonpoint source pollution from stormwater, NJDEP Commissioner Shawn LaTourette announced July 18. In many cases, the projects […]

NJBPU approves grants to create community energy plans to combat climate change

TRENTON, NJ — On June 8, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved Community Energy Plan Grants for 46 municipalities throughout New Jersey, totaling $820,000. In late 2021, the board redesigned the program to incorporate a greater emphasis on equity and overburdened municipalities. The redesigned program also simplified the grant application process and reduced […]

Bloomfield, Newark to receive state funding for vehicle electrification projects

TRENTON, NJ — To combat the worsening impacts of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector, the Murphy administration announced on April 21 an additional $6.6 million investment to offset the cost of electric trucks in vulnerable communities. Leveraging proceeds from New Jersey’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the […]

Murphy administration launches projection tool for extreme precipitation

Murphy administration launches projection tool for extreme precipitation

TRENTON, NJ — As part of its commitment to making the state more resilient to the impacts of climate change, on April 19, during Earth Week, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection launched an online tool that will help planners, local governments, developers and residents better understand that extreme precipitation events are increasing, as […]

Local teens organize climate change rally outside West Orange Town Hall

Local teens organize climate change rally outside West Orange Town Hall

WEST ORANGE, NJ  West Orange residents gathered outside Town Hall on Feb. 20 for a climate change rally led by students, complete with a composting demonstration by Roosevelt Middle School’s Environmental Club. Spurred on by the rockslide that caused the Ron Jolyn apartment complex to be evacuated after flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Ida […]