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SRL: Much risk, few benefits

SRL: Much risk, few benefits

BURLINGTON COUNTY TIMES - Seeming to ignore the potential impact, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved a proposed route for the Southern [go to article]

Editorial: Shine full light on solar farm

Editorial: Shine full light on solar farm

ASBURY PARK PRESS - The fifth Jackson Planning Board hearing on Six Flags Great Adventure’s plan to clear-cut 66 acres of trees to accommodate what [go to article]

Commentary: Protect public land from misuse

Commentary: Protect public land from misuse

ALBERT D. HORNER / COURIER-POST - Thanks to Carol Comegno for keeping the important issue of the Wharton State Forest Motorized Access Plan [go to article]

Opinion: Time for FERC to pipe down

Opinion: Time for FERC to pipe down

MAYA K. VAN ROSSUM / THE HILL - This month, more than 165 organizations and 2000 concerned people from across America sent a letter to Sens. Bernie Sanders [go to article]

Politics and Policy

Two ‘green’ groups file suit against BPU over pipeline in Pinelands

Two ‘green’ groups file suit against BPU over pipeline in Pinelands

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The approval of a controversial 22-mile natural-gas pipeline through the core of the Pinelands has triggered [go to article]

With public waterfront access restored, DEP needs to work out the details

With public waterfront access restored, DEP needs to work out the details

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state has regained the authority to require public access to beaches and waterfront areas, but where [go to article]

NJ lawmakers trying to break open space logjam

NJ lawmakers trying to break open space logjam

PHIL GREGORY / WHYY NEWSWORKS - More than a year after New Jersey voters approved a constitutional amendment to dedicate a portion [go to article]

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NJ lawmakers trying to break open space logjam

NJ lawmakers trying to break open space logjam

PHIL GREGORY / WHYY NEWSWORKS - More than a year after New Jersey voters approved a constitutional amendment to dedicate a portion [go to article]

Open-space preservation funding gets put on legislative fast track

Open-space preservation funding gets put on legislative fast track

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Hoping to free up funds sooner rather than later, a legislative committee yesterday quickly revived [go to article]

Christie kills legislation meant to guarantee $80m for open-space funding

Christie kills legislation meant to guarantee $80m for open-space funding

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Typically, funding for open-space and farmland preservation is about as controversial as motherhood and apple pie [go to article]

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Regional Issues
Water Resources

DEP urged to act quickly on hazardous chemical found in NJ water supplies

JON HURDLE - Renewed concern about a chemical found in some of New Jersey’s drinking water is prompting state officials to work with utilities [go to article]

Energy

BPU approves $130M N.J. natural gas pipeline

CRISTINA ROJAS / NJ.COM - The state Board of Public Utilities has approved the construction of a much-opposed natural gas pipeline that would run through [go to article]

Pollution

The hidden danger of underground oil tanks

KATHLEEN LYNN / THE RECORD - When Rutherford homeowners Sandy and Mark Viggiano had their underground oil tank removed last June, they discovered [go to article]

Wildlife

Quail surviving and thriving in South Jersey

EDWARD COLIMORE / PHILLY.COM - Bob Williams was startled during a recent walk through a Pinelands forest he manages in Chatsworth, Burlington County [go to article]

Coast & Ocean

Many Jersey Shore beaches badly eroded by storm

JEAN MIKLE / APP.COM - Areas of Northern Ocean County's barrier island have been left vulnerable to future storms after a vicious [go to article]

Highlands

Mount Rascal Preserve expands by 113 acres

NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - The Mount Rascal Preserve outside Hackettstown now includes the wooded mountain summit for which it is named [go to article]

Pinelands

BPU approves $130M N.J. natural gas pipeline

CRISTINA ROJAS / NJ.COM - The state Board of Public Utilities has approved the construction of a much-opposed natural gas pipeline that would run through [go to article]

Parks & Public Lands

Commentary: Protect public land from misuse

ALBERT D. HORNER / COURIER-POST - Thanks to Carol Comegno for keeping the important issue of the Wharton State Forest Motorized Access Plan [go to article]

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