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Commentary

New Jersey reshuffles Sandy relief dollars, admits to numerous mistakes

GREG HANSCOM / GRIST - Remember Bridgegate? No? You obviously weren’t trying to get across the GW Bridge last Sept 9-13. That’s when New Jersey [go to article]

Blue Acres: eminent domain with compassion

JOHN A. SCHEPISI / THE RECORD - It can be difficult for individuals in communities that historically flood to sell their properties and move [go to article]

Obama administration’s final decision declares open season on the Atlantic by big oil

CLEAN OCEAN ACTION / ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS HERALD - Today, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced its issuance of the Record of Decision [go to article]

Are offshore wind farms the future of Atlantic City?

BRIAN HOWARD / PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE - The Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced yesterday the proposed sale [go to article]

Wind preferable to nuclear, coal

Wind preferable to nuclear, coal

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - No energy source is without some adverse environmental impact. Even wind power poses some concerns. But given the alternatives in New Jersey [go to article]

Land Preservation

Salem County farm preserved

NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - New Jersey Conservation Foundation preserved a 64-acre family farm in Quinton Township, Salem County, ensuring that it will remain [go to article]

State land preservation funding seen fast slipping away

GENE ROBBINS / HILLSBOROUGH BEACON - State Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman sees hope slipping away for any chance of passage this year [go to article]

Farm preserved in Mannington Township

D&R GREENWAY - As Independence Day was celebrated across the nation, D&R Greenway Land Trust and Mannington Township had yet another reason [go to article]

Millville petition urges protection of 80-acre site previously owned by glass company

DON E. WOODS / SOUTH JERSEY TIMES - An ongoing land dispute between Cumberland County and the state Department of Environmental Protection [go to article]

Food & Farming

Once a niche, local foods becoming big business

MARY CLARE JALONICK / AP / USA TODAY - Once a niche business, locally [go to article]

World Environment
Water Resources

NJ has no stormwater utilities post-Sandy

TODD B. BATES / APP.COM - Stormwater runoff is an enormous problem that leads to dangerous flooding and polluted waters in New Jersey [go to article]

Energy

State environmental agency gives B.L. England power plant another lease on life

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Located at the northern tip of Cape May County, the B.L. England power plant, which [go to article]

Pollution

Court shoots down another attempt to test soil at troubled Fenimore landfill

LOUIS C. HOCHMAN / NJ.COM - A federal court has shut down Fenimore landfill owner Strategic Environmental Partner's latest attempt to test [go to article]

Wildlife

Research into marine mammals’ responses to sound

SANDY BAUERS / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - A central question in the debate over a Rutgers University-led study of the ocean floor off the coast [go to article]

Coast & Ocean

N.J. coastal regulations changes criticized for ignoring climate change

CAROLYN BEELER / WHYY NEWSWORKS - Proposed changes to New Jersey coastal regulations aimed at removing red tape and simplifying permitting [go to article]

Highlands

New Highlands Council director sought but council motives are questioned

PHIL GARBER / OBSERVER-TRIBUNE - Nearly four months after the N.J. Highlands Council’s executive director resigned, the council is advertising [go to article]

Parks & Public Lands

Water Gap park grows in deal over power line

BRUCE A. SCRUTON / NJ HERALD - The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area grew by nearly 300 acres [go to article]

Planning

Bergen County towns urge action on flood-control bill

EMILY MASTERS / THE RECORD - Following Westwood's lead, other Bergen County municipalities are passing resolutions to urge quick action [go to article]

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