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BPU rejects Fishermen’s Energy project

BPU rejects Fishermen’s Energy project

NJ SIERRA CLUB - The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities unanimously rejected, with Commissioner Chivukula recusing himself, the Fishermen’s Energy 25 MW [go to article]

Opinion: Transport oil by rail through Mercer as safely as possible

ANDREW KOONTZ / TIMES OF TRENTON - The debate over the Keystone XL Pipeline project has highlighted the safety and environmental concerns [go to article]

Editorial: The GOP targets the EPA, again

STAR-LEDGER - It was inevitable that congressional Republicans, bloated by midterm hubris, would renew their attack on science with the vigor [go to article]

Give thanks for wild turkeys

Give thanks for wild turkeys

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJCF - Thanks to Thanksgiving, turkeys are one of our most famous native birds. Every preschooler who has traced a handprint [go to article]

Opinion: The new urban sensibility

JAMES W. HUGHES AND JOSEPH J. SENECA / THE RECORD - Relentless suburban population growth and urban decline defined the decades following World War II [go to article]

Politics and Policy

Explainer: New Jersey’s plan to fortify its coast still faces roadblocks

Explainer: New Jersey’s plan to fortify its coast still faces roadblocks

SCOTT GURIAN / NJ SPOTLIGHT - It’s a well-known story that after Sandy, Seaside Heights was dealt a massive blow [go to article]

BPU blocks offshore wind project along Jersey coast for second time

BPU blocks offshore wind project along Jersey coast for second time

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state has once again blocked the first proposed offshore wind project along the Jersey [go to article]

N.J. bill would help residents who cultivate natural habitats

EDWARD COLIMORE / PHILLY.COM - When he created a natural habitat on the acre surrounding his Cape May County home, Mike Crewe [go to article]

Analysis: Are we truly serious about improving N.J.’s water quality?

Analysis: Are we truly serious about improving N.J.’s water quality?

DANIEL J. VAN ABS / WHYY NEWSWORKS / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency just approved a new assessment [go to article]

Land Preservation

Harding gains $1 million in county open space funds

OBSERVER-TRIBUNE - The county freeholders have approved seven open space projects for funding this year and the township stands to benefit from two [go to article]

Open space funding still a source of discord after election

SUDIP BHATTACHARYA / JERSEY JOURNAL - While a majority of New Jerseyans voted in favor of changing how open space preservation is funded earlier [go to article]

Mission to preserve Revolutionary War site in Princeton enlists further support

PETER CRIMMINS and ALAN TU / WHYY NEWSWORKS - A Revolutionary War battlefield in Princeton, New Jersey, has gotten reinforcements from the Civil War [go to article]

Demand for open space funding may force N.J. projects to compete with each other

Demand for open space funding may force N.J. projects to compete with each other

SCOTT FALLON / THE RECORD - Last week’s overwhelming voter approval of financing for New Jersey’s open-space program will ensure that land keeps getting [go to article]

Food & Farming

Animal-rights activists pushing Christie to embrace pork

WILLIAM WESTHOVEN / DAILY RECORD - The push to convince Gov. Chris Christie to approve a law prohibiting [go to article]

Regional Issues
Water Resources

Fallout from sewer main break: Don’t fish off Jersey City coast, DEP says

MATTHEW SPEISER / JERSEY JOURNAL - Because of a ruptured sewer main in Jersey City, the state Department of Environmental Protection is advising the public [go to…

Energy

Fishermen’s to appeal BPU ruling but open to negotiations

RICHARD A. KESSLER / RECHARGE - Fishermen’s Energy plans to appeal the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities’ (BPU) latest ruling [go to article]

Pollution

Thicker caps sought for lake cleanup

JAMES M. O'NEILL / THE RECORD - The latest proposal to clean up contaminated sediment from Pompton Lake should include caps that are twice [go to article]

Wildlife

Want a look at waterfowl? Get to our parks

PETE BACINSKI / NJ.COM - When we think about birding in mid- to late November, we have to think waterfowl [go to article]

Coast & Ocean

Explainer: New Jersey’s plan to fortify its coast still faces roadblocks

SCOTT GURIAN / NJ SPOTLIGHT - It’s a well-known story that after Sandy, Seaside Heights was dealt a massive blow [go to article]

Highlands

Public invited to comment on Highlands plan; Sparta meeting among 3 scheduled

ROB JENNINGS / NJ HERALD - The New Jersey Highlands Council will hold three public meetings in early 2015, including one in Sparta [go to article]

Pinelands

Editorial: Gov. Christie earned the Pinelands pipeline defeat

STAR-LEDGER - You’d think Governor Christie would get the message by now: The Pinelands are not for sale. That land is an ecological dreamscape [go to article]

Parks & Public Lands

Want a look at waterfowl? Get to our parks

PETE BACINSKI / NJ.COM - When we think about birding in mid- to late November, we have to think waterfowl [go to article]

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