News Releases

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Offshore wind momentum picks up speed as Virginia Beach project gets federal review

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced Thursday that it will begin an environmental review of a potential offshore wind project off the coast of Virginia Beach.

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

Good as news: positive environmental stories you may have missed

In this month’s roundup of good news stories on the environment, we’re highlighting the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline, a state victory for nature’s best pollinators, moves to reduce plastic pollution and more.

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