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13 Planned NJ Frack Gas Projects Trump Murphy Clean Energy Plan

New report finds 30% spike in greenhouse gas emissions, law requires 80% cut. Coalition urges moratorium until protections in place to deal with climate crisis.

Trenton, NJ--This Wednesday, February 13th, Empower NJ will unveil its compelling report on the climate impacts from the 13 fossil fuel projects currently in various stages of planning and implementation in New Jersey.

The report highlights the previously overlooked combined greenhouse gas emissions from all of these projects and makes a powerful case for a moratorium in order to achieve New Jersey’s renewable energy goals. It describes the major actions needed during the moratorium and provides an analysis of the key economic factors involved in effectively transitioning to a green economy.  The campaign consists of over 50 environmental, citizen, progressive, and faith groups across New Jersey.

Who: NJ State Legislators and other local officials along with Empower NJ Stop Fossil Fuel Projects Campaign leaders and advocates. Groups include New Jersey Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch, BlueWaveNJ, Green Faith, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, People Over Pipelines, Environment NJ, Clean Water Action, Don’t Gas the Meadowlands Coalition, and more.

What: Press Conference - Empower NJ will release their report on the impacts of the 13 fossil fuel projects in NJ and their impact on the plans to transition New Jersey to a cleaner and greener economy.  

When: February 13, 2019 at 11:30am

Where: Annex Steps at the New Jersey Statehouse


Empower NJ - No Fossil Fuel Projects: A coalition of 58 environmental, citizen, faith, and progressive groups are part of a campaign called Empower NJ- No Fossil Fuel Projects Campaign. The campaign is calling on Governor Murphy to put a moratorium on new fossil fuel infrastructure until New Jersey has rules and standards in place to achieve our state’s 100% clean energy goals. Groups include: NJ Sierra Club, Green Faith, Food & Water Watch, Indivisibles, Environment NJ, BlueWaveNJ, People Over Pipelines, Clean Water Action, UU Faith Action NJ, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Citizen Action and more.


Press Contacts
Amy Goldsmith, Clean Water Action
Jeff Tittel, NJ Sierra Club
Matt Smith, Food & Water Watch