Gov. Chris Christie should reconsider his decision to pull the state out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, DeRosa said Tuesday.
"Every year that New Jersey sits on the sidelines and is not part of this program, we lose out on $150 million in clean energy financing, money that could go to solar and building efficiency," he said.
Oyster Creek and the other boiling-water reactors will have to upgrade "hardened vents" under the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission decision.
Environmental and other activists criticized the decision to study the radiation filtering issue for up to one year, saying filters are needed, especially in light of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. Fukushima plant operators were unable to successfully operate the venting system early in the accident, hampering efforts to cool the reactor core, according to an NRC order.
Bayonne, NJ - Calling her the best steward to advance environmental protection and grow the economy, the NJ Environmental Federation (NJEF) today announced its endorsement of Senator Barbara Buono for Governor at the solar-powered Bayonne High School.
Includes options protecting waters from toxic pollution as well as weaker standards that maintain the status quo
Washington, D.C. – The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a number of regulatory options late last Friday night, known as steam electric effluent limitation guidelines for power plants, two of which will finally clean up water pollution from hundreds of power plants.
Power plant water discharges are filled with toxic pollution such as mercury, arsenic, lead, and selenium – heavy metals that can cause neurological and developmental damage, cause harm in utero, damage internal organs and cause cancer. Power plants are the biggest sources of water pollution in the country, yet the EPA has not reviewed regulations for this industry in more than 30 years. To address this unacceptable delay, environmental groups filed a lawsuit in 2010 to force the EPA to take action and regulate this dirty industry.
As we rebuild the Jersey Shore, we have a unique opportunity to start from scratch and not repeat past mistakes that will only wreak more havoc as climate change makes catastrophic storms more frequent and violent.
We need to do more than just elevate new homes and businesses. While we are all waiting for financial relief and the new rules for rebuilding, we should be holding dialogues at the local level involving residents, business districts and town halls.
Collectively, we must map out what we want to protect, rebuild, build differently, retreat from, and yes, even abandon in any given town. These are tough decisions, but they should be made together and with the future in mind.