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Pascrell, Menendez Announce $548K in Federal Urban Forest Funds for Kearny

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Congressmen Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Rob Menendez (D-NJ-08) announced today that Kearny would receive $548,280 in federal funding thanks to Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act. Part of $1 billion in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the grant will help Kearny plant and maintain trees, reduce pollution, prevent flooding, and combat climate change. "I am proud to…

Pascrell Comments on Announced Cleanup Plan at Edgewater Superfund Site

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U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today commented on the announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency that it would begin cleanup efforts of the Quanta Resources superfund site in Edgewater. "I am gratified the EPA is taking another step getting us closer to cleaning up this superfund site in the heart of our community. I look forward to closely reviewing the…

Pascrell Celebrates Announcement on Atlantic Shores Wind Projects in New Jersey

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) celebrated an announcement this morning by the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) that it would commence next steps in developing new offshore wind projects off the Garden State’s coast. The availability of the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for two wind energy projects offshore New Jersey is the next step in helping meet…

Pascrell and Beyer Lead 36 House Members Calling on Treasury Department to Help Accelerate Clean Offshore Wind Energy Projects

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA-08) today led 36 House members calling for federal guidance supporting offshore wind energy projects to facilitate the accelerated growth of clean and safe energy. The members wrote to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen pushing her to issue guidance clarifying that the entirety of an offshore wind project,…

Pascrell Reintroduction of Watershed Green New Deal

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today announced that he was reaffirming his commitment to combating the climate crisis by once again signing onto the reintroduction of the landmark Green New Deal legislation in the 118th Congress. “As the extreme temperatures this week across Asia and Europe well attest, climate change is real, it is powerful, and its impacts are already here,”…

Pascrell Reaffirms Support for Chinese Communist Trade Cheating Crackdown

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 Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, today reaffirmed his support for H.R. Res 39, a bipartisan resolution that would impose consequences on the Chinese Communist Party for its trade cheating in the critical solar sector. “This bipartisan bill demonstrates how Congress has the ultimate say on our trade laws,…

Pascrell Announces Over $66 Million in Federal Clean Water Funding for New Jersey

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U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that New Jersey will receive $66,100,000 from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to address emerging contaminants in drinking water, including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The funds announced today will be made available to communities in New Jersey as grants through a new grant program and will help…

Pascrell Appreciates Deal to Help Advance Lower Passaic Clean-up

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today expressed satisfaction at an announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of a proposed agreement that would force responsible parties to fund the cleanup of the Lower Passaic River, part of the largest superfund site in the United States. “The Passaic River is such a critical natural resource and its neighbors have waited…

Pascrell Announces Major $3.3 Million Outdoor Spaces Grant to Passaic County

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today announced that North Jersey had been awarded $3,349,369 from the Biden administration to renovate North Pulaski Park in Passaic. The funding provided by the U.S. Department of Interior comes after Rep. Pascrell had written the government requesting money to reinvigorate the community space. The funding will be used to install a new, larger…

Pascrell Hails Massive $228 Million Disaster Grant for New Jersey

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated an announcement by U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge that New Jersey will receive $228,346,000 in federal grants to aid communities badly damaged by natural disasters and build inclusive resilience to climate change. The money is part of the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR)…

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