News Releases

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Watershed victory to put the PennEast gas pipeline on ice

PennEast Pipeline Co. announced on Monday that it was pulling the plug on its proposed 116-mile gas pipeline that would have crossed Pennsylvania and New Jersey to deliver methane gas from Pennsylvania fracking wells. The announcement came on the heels of a Supreme Court decision that granted PennEast the right to use eminent domain to seize public and private lands for the pipeline. Nevertheless, the proposal faced  stiff environmental permitting challenges from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) under the Clean Water Act. The company cited environmental permitting difficulties in its decision to withdraw the project.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: In a sign of wind power’s growth, America’s first commercial-scale wind project secures funding

Vineyard Wind, the nation’s first commercial scale wind project, has secured $2.3 billion in funding for its launch.

News Release | Environment Texas

Statement: Federal regulators make wrong decision in allowing new nuclear waste site in Texas

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved a private company’s plan Monday to store nuclear waste in the Permian Basin of West Texas. 

News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Statement: EPA makes right moves in updating slaughterhouse and PFAS pollution standards

WASHINGTON -- In twin victories for clean water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  announced Wednesday that it will update water pollution control standards for both meat and poultry processing plants and for the release of PFAS chemicals.  

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Americans to Secretary Haaland: Chaco Canyon is too special to destroy

Environment America Research & Policy Center delivered a petition with more than 12,500 signatures to the Department of the Interior on Tuesday, calling on Secretary Deb Haaland to prohibit future federal leasing of minerals within a 10-mile radius of Chaco Culture National Historical Park. This would essentially establish a no-drill zone in Chaco Canyon.