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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Lead Found in Water at More Than Half of School Drinking Water Taps in Bergen County

A new analysis by Environment New Jersey shows lead in the water at 55 percent of faucets and fountains in Bergen County schools.  The group’s finding is based on data from a majority of county school districts that made complete testing results publicly available by the state’s deadline for testing last Thursday.  Advocates renewed their call for Trenton to take swift action to “get the lead out” of school drinking water in New Jersey.

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Lead in Bergen County School Drinking Water Analysis

In Bergen County, the state's most populous county which includes more than 70 school districts, Environment New Jersey was able to compile complete testing results from more than 3,300 drinking water outlets from 47 districts. The results, which are required to be accessible to the public, showed that 55% of the drinking water outlets in these schools showed some level of lead contamination.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Sierra Club and Environment New Jersey File Lawsuit Against SJ Gas Pipeline Approval by Pinelands Commission

The Sierra Club and Environment New Jersey are suing the Pinelands Commission on their approval of a 22-mile gas pipeline in the Pinelands. The South Jersey Gas pipeline will destroy environmentally sensitive land, threaten our water supply, and keep a polluting power plant outside of the Pinelands open. The suit argues the Pinelands Commission violated the Comprehensive Management Plan and the Pinelands Protection Act by approving this pipeline, especially since they did not follow proper procedure to approve the pipeline. 

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Report | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Our Health at Risk

Despite decades of progress under the Clean Air Act, Americans across the country continue to breathe unhealthy air, leading to increased risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

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Report | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center

Shining Cities 2017

Solar power grew at a record-breaking pace in 2016. The United States now has 42 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy capacity, enough to power 8.3 million homes and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 52.3 million metric tons annually.1 Hundreds of thousands of Americans, especially in our cities, have invested in their own solar panels or solar projects in their communities and millions more are ready to join them.

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