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Empower NJ: No Fossil Fuel Projects

"We've launched a bold new campaign called Empower NJ: No Fossil Fuel Projects. Join us as we call on Governor Murphy to lead on climate by enacting an emergency moratorium on all fossil fuel projects and a rapid and fair transition to 100% clean renewable energy.
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EmpowerNJ is a coalition of environmental, citizen, faith, and progressive groups in New Jersey launching a grassroots campaign calling on Governor Murphy to act quickly on climate change by stopping pending fossil fuel projects and their greenhouse gas emissions.

EmpowerNJ's mission includes enacting a moratorium on all new or expansion fossil fuel projects to protect health and climate, immediate implementation of policies to achieve a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in NJ by 2030, environmental justice, and a rapid and equitable transition to 100% clean renewable energy sources by 2035 to move NJ off fossil fuels while creating green jobs.

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2022 EmpowerNJ Recap & 2023 Plans

As we look forward to the year ahead, the EmpowerNJ: No Fossil Fuel Projects coalition reflects on our combined successes and learns from defeats in order to accomplish even more in 2023.

Many Highs (we’ve only just begun!)

Organized several large public mobilizations and actions, including the

Governor Murphy’s Road to Nowhere

Currently, 40% of New Jersey’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation sector. Spending billions of dollars on road expansion while mass transit remains underfunded completely misses the urgency of the climate moment we are in.

EmpowerNJ Press Releases

EmpowerNJ Analysis Shows Murphy Administration Not Serious About Climate Goals

EmpowerNJ issued the following statement and released the attached report estimating that New Jersey’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have increased by up to 19% from 6 major fossil fuel expansion projects approved by the Murphy Administration over the past 4 years.

Over 60 Groups Urge Gov. Murphy to Pause Dangerous Permits & Projects until COVID Health Crisis Ended

There cannot be a fair, thorough and inclusive public process during a public health emergency that restricts the public’s ability to participate. Many of the projects currently moving forward pose serious public health, environmental and economic risks and impacts that will persist for decades.

EmpowerNJ's Cheat Sheet on BPU Draft Energy Master Plan

EmpowerNJ - No Fossil Fuel Projects, a coalition of more than 70 environmental, community and faith groups dedicated to seeking a moratorium on all new fossil fuel projects as critical to fighting climate change, released the following guide in anticipation of the imminent release of the BPU’s proposed new Energy Master Plan.

13 Frack Gas Projects Undermine Murphy Clean Energy Plan

The report, FIGHTING Climate Change in NJ: The Urgent Case for a Moratorium on all Fossil Fuel Projects documents the devastating climate impacts if 12 new frack gas projects in New Jersey move forward - in stark contrast to Governor Murphy’s stated commitment and legal requirements to combat global warming and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Report: New Fossil Fuel Projects in NJ Spike Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 30%

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

Empower NJ Issues Important Report on the Impacts of Fossil Fuel Projects on Climate Change in NJ’s Environment

EmpowerNJ - Stop Fossil Fuel Projects Campaign will be releasing a critical report on greenhouse gases from 13 proposed fossil fuel projects on climate and state's plans to transition New Jersey to a cleaner and greener economy on the steps of the NJ Statehouse.