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Commentary
The main problem with Obama’s climate policy? It makes no sense

The main problem with Obama’s climate policy? It makes no sense

ZOE CARPENTER / THE NATION - Not for the first time, the Obama administration is offering doublespeak when it comes to energy [go to article]

Opinion: Key elements conveniently left out of the story about water privatization bill

Opinion: Key elements conveniently left out of the story about water privatization bill

PEGGY GALLOS / NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM - What’s the real story behind the Water Infrastructure Protection Act? Its supporters say the bill is all [go to article]

Obama’s snow job on off-shore drilling

DOUG O'MALLEY / ENVIRONMENT NJ - President Obama’s legacy should be clean energy, not oil-slicked beaches off the Atlantic. The Jersey Shore [go to article]

Editorial: Don’t drill, baby, drill

THE RECORD - Protecting our natural resources is not a luxury; it is our responsibility as stewards of the Earth. Industrial America has long [go to article]

Cheers to the NJ Highlands Council for pursuing new approach to landowner compensation

NJ HERALD - Cheers to the New Jersey Highlands Council for pursuing a new approach to fairly compensate property owners impacted by developmental limits [go to article]

Politics and Policy

New Jersey senators, congressman denounce Obama offshore oil drilling proposal

New Jersey senators, congressman denounce Obama offshore oil drilling proposal

HERB JACKSON / THE RECORD - Several New Jersey Democrats pledged Tuesday to oppose the Obama administration’s plan to allow oil [go to article]

Senate Environmental Panel advances wind energy bills

REBECCA FORAND / SOUTH JERSEY TIMES - Legislation that would force the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to stop blocking [go to article]

Christie urged to turn down Meadowlands legislation

SCOTT FALLON / THE RECORD - A coalition of 11 environmental and planning organizations are urging Governor Christie to veto [go to article]

Environmentalists cheer N.J. Supreme Court ruling on pollution lawsuits

SAMANTHA MARCUS / NJ.COM - The state Supreme Court today ruled that under the state's Spill Act, someone cleaning up environmental contamination [go to article]

Land Preservation

Family farms preserved in Salem County

NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - Two family farms in the same neighborhood in Alloway Township, Salem County, have been preserved [go to article]

Towns can rezone land to preserve it, N.J. Supreme Court says

MARYANN SPOTO / NJ.COM - New Jersey’s highest court upheld a powerful land preservation tool for towns when it said [go to article]

Reinhardt becomes 53rd Middlesex County farm preserved

MICHELE DOUGHTY / MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - A 37.171-acre farm has become the 23rd farm in Cranbury Township and the 53rd in Middlesex County preserved [go to article]

Food & Farming

Pollination and farming: It’s all about bees

GREG WATRY / NJ HERALD - Of the more than 20,000 species of bees globally [go to article]

Sole N.J. Beginning Farmer Program needs help after federal grant expires

RENEE KIRILUK-HILL / HUNTERDON COUNTY DEMOCRAT - More than 1,000 people interested in growing food [go to article]

Regional Issues
Water Resources

Explainer: Water-quality watchdog getting ready to get back to work

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey’s oversight of drinking water is provided by the Drinking Water Quality Institute [go to article]

Energy

New Jersey senators, congressman denounce Obama offshore oil drilling proposal

HERB JACKSON / THE RECORD - Several New Jersey Democrats pledged Tuesday to oppose the Obama administration’s plan to allow oil [go to article]

Pollution

Environmentalists cheer N.J. Supreme Court ruling on pollution lawsuits

SAMANTHA MARCUS / NJ.COM - The state Supreme Court today ruled that under the state's Spill Act, someone cleaning up environmental contamination [go to article]

Wildlife

Redpolls bring a splash of color to winter

PETE BACINSKI / NJ.COM - Garden State birders are getting excited – a wave of common redpolls has found its way from [go to article]

Coast & Ocean

Offshore oil drilling in the south could affect Jersey Shore beaches

MICHAEL ARON / NJTV NEWS - Tim Dillingham of the American Littoral Society, is upset about the prospect [go to article]

Highlands

Profile: She helps keep drinking water from the Highlands clear and clean

COLLEEN O'DEA / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A mix of ballet and rough-and-tumble Morris County politics helped prepare Margaret Nordstrom [go to article]

Pinelands

Vote on controversial nominee to Pinelands panel is put off

DAVID O'REILLY / PHILLY.COM - The New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee put off a planned vote Monday on Gov. Christie's nomination [go to article]

Parks & Public Lands

Municipalities fear loss of state parks funding

BRUCE A. SCRUTON / NJ HERALD - One mayor used the term “snookered,” and governing bodies in at least four Sussex County [go to article]

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