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Environmental Justice

Historically, low-income communities and communities of color face a disproportionately high number of environmental and public health stressors and, as a result, suffer from increased adverse health effects. New Jersey seeks to correct these outcomes by furthering the promise of environmental justice. The following orders help to facilitate these changes.

Executive Orders – Governor Murphy

No. Subject Date Issued
Senate Bill No. 3207

Global Warming Response Act 


The bill establishes new timeframes for the implementation of certain requirements in the “Global Warming Response Act” and requires the Department to adopt a strategy to reduce short-lived climate pollutants – black carbon, methane, tropospheric ozone and fluorinated gases.

 

2019/07/23
92

Offshore Wind 


The executive order more than doubles New Jersey’s offshore wind goal to 7,500 Megawatts by 2035. It will deliver the clean, renewable energy generation needed to meet the State’s goals of 50 percent renewable energy by 2030 and a 100 percent clean energy economy by 2050.

 

2019/11/19
89

Climate Change Resilience 


The executive order establishes a statewide Climate Change Resilience Strategy, a Climate and Flood Resilience Program, and an Interagency Council on Climate Resilience. The council is comprised of 16 state agencies to develop short- and long-term action plans that will promote the long-term mitigation, adaptation, and resilience of New Jersey’s economy, communities, infrastructure, and natural resources.

 

2019/10/29
63

New Regulatory Principles


The executive order establishes new regulatory principles to foster economic growth and government efficiency. Rescinds and replaces Governor Christie’s Executive Orders No. 1 (2010) and No. 2 (2010)

 

2019/04/02
23

Guidance for State Departments on Environmental Justice


The executive order directs the Department to develop guidance for all state departments to incorporate environmental justice considerations into their statutory and regulatory responsibilities.

 

2018/04/20

Executive Orders – Governor Corzine

No. Subject Date Issued
60

Emissions


The executive order directs The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and New Jersey Department of Transportation to establish a pilot program to reduce emissions from non-road diesel powered equipment used in selected publicly funded state construction contracts.

 

2011/04/20
131

Environmental Justice Advisory Council


The executive order establishes the Environmental Justice Advisory Council to integrate environmental justice into the Department’s policies, programs, initiatives and activities. It also directs that in decisions that affect environmental quality and public health state departments shall provide appropriate opportunities for all persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, income, or education level to participate in decision-making.

 

2009/02/05

Executive Orders – Governor McGreevey

No. Subject Date Issued
96

Environmental Justice


The executive order re-establishes the Environmental Justice Advisory Council and creates the multi-agency Environmental Justice Task Force. It directs to further help and protect environmental justice communities by identifying existing and proposed industrial and commercial facilities, communicating significant public health and environmental information in languages other than English, and providing meaningful opportunities for involvement to all people regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, income, or education level in decisions that may affect environmental quality and public health.

2004/02/18

Administrative Orders – Commissioner LaTourette

No. Subject Date Issued
2023-13

Environmental Justice Advisory Council – Appointments 2022-13


The administrative order directs the appointment of eight new members and establishes term expirations for the existing ten members.

 

2022/05/31
2021-25

Meet Legislative Intent of the EJ Law While Implementing Regulations


The administrative order directs that the Department ’s permit applications assessment for facilities located or sought to be located in overburdened communities while the Department completes its work to promulgate the regulations necessary to implement the Environmental Justice Law, N.J.S.A. 13:1D-157.

 

2021/09/20

 

Administrative Orders – Commissioner McCabe

No. Subject Date Issued
2020-08

Environmental Justice Advisory Council – Appointments


The administrative order directs the appointment of five individuals to the Environmental Justice Advisory Council.

 

2020/06/04
2020-02

Environmental Justice Advisory Council – Guidance 


The administrative order outlines the selection and appointment of Environmental Justice Advisory Council members and the purpose and function of the council.

 

2020/02/03

Administrative Orders – Commissioner Martin

No. Subject Date Issued
2016-08

Environmental Justice Advisory Council – Guidance 


The administrative order re-establishes the Environmental Justice Advisory Council and outlines the selection and appointment of council members and the purpose and function the council.

2016/09/12

Climate Change

New Jersey is working to address and mitigate the impacts of climate change. We are accelerating the transition to a low carbon economy by reducing carbon pollution, expanding clean energy infrastructure and building resilient communities. The following orders help to facilitate these changes.

Executive Orders – Governor Murphy

No. Subject Date Issued
7

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)


The executive order directs the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Board of Public Utilities to immediately begin negotiations with current RGGI member states to determine how to best reenter New Jersey into the carbon budget trading program. The Executive Order also names the Commissioner and President as New Jersey’s appointments to the RGGI Board of Directors once the process of rejoining is complete. Under the Executive Order, NJDEP must also create a framework for how RGGI funds will be allocated.

 

2018/01/29
100

New Jersey Protecting Against Climate Threats (NJ PACT)


The executive order directs to begin a regulatory reform effort to help reduce greenhouse gas and other climate pollutant emissions while making our natural and built environments more resilient to the impacts of climate change that are now unavoidable.

2020/01/27

Administrative Orders – Commissioner McCabe

No. Subject Date Issued
2020-01

New Jersey Protecting Against Climate Threats (NJ PACT)


The administrative  order directs to begin a regulatory reform effort and create an Interagency Council on Climate Resilience to help reduce greenhouse gas and other climate pollutant emissions while making our natural and built environments more resilient to the impacts of climate change that are now unavoidable.

2020/01/27