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Opinion: On Earth Day, commit to preserving New Jersey’s open spaces

Opinion: On Earth Day, commit to preserving New Jersey’s open spaces

SEN. BOB SMITH and ASSEMBLYMAN JOHN MCKEON / NJ.COM - As the world celebrates Earth Day today, we in New Jersey are [go to article]

Opinion: Earth Day is time for political action

Opinion: Earth Day is time for political action

JEFF TITTEL / STAR-LEDGER - As people are out celebrating the 44th Earth Day cleaning up parks and beaches, planting trees, taking hikes [go to article]

Chris Christie is still trying to force a pipeline through the New Jersey Pinelands

BEN ADLER / GRIST - In January, on the heels of the embarrassing revelation that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) staffers created [go to article]

The state DEP is trying to silence critics

JEFF TITTEL / ROXBURY REGISTER - The state DEP is trying to silence critics. The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)sent a letter [go to article]

Editorial: The course has been set

ROXBURY REGISTER - We hate to be the bearers of bad news. But we are fairly confident in stating the obvious: the “truck it out” [go to article]

Why N.J. might raid environmental programs to pay for open space

Why N.J. might raid environmental programs to pay for open space

ALAN TU / WHYY - Is it right to take money from environmental clean-up programs to buy open space? That is the dilemma [go to article]

Politics and Policy

NJ Sandy planning moves forward on local level; experts say regional approach needed

NJ Sandy planning moves forward on local level; experts say regional approach needed

ERIN O'NEILL / STAR-LEDGER - While trudging through the ongoing rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy, coastal communities pounded by the devastating storm [go to article]

Christie administration officials violating environmental remediation rules

Christie administration officials violating environmental remediation rules

WALT KANE / NEWS 12 NJ - A Kane In Your Corner investigation finds Christie administration officials are violating the rules in awarding environmental remediation [go to article]

Christie, speaking at town hall meeting, calls for elimination of realty transfer fee

Christie, speaking at town hall meeting, calls for elimination of realty transfer fee

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - If Gov. Chris Christie is successful in his effort to eliminate realty transfer fees, it would [go to article]

NJ Supreme Court ruling revives solar projects in Morris, Somerset and Sussex

NJ Supreme Court ruling revives solar projects in Morris, Somerset and Sussex

BEN HOROWITZ / STAR-LEDGER - The long delayed installation of solar generating facilities at public facilities in Morris, Somerset and Sussex counties [go to article]

Land Preservation

N.J. targets 700 homes for buyouts after Sandy

WAYNE PARRY / AP / PHILLY.COM - New Jersey has identified nearly 700 homes it plans to buy and demolish as part of an effort [go to article]

Deadline extended for NRCS Sandy-relief easement program

NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE - The sign-up deadline for the second round of the Emergency Watershed Protection Program – Floodplain Easements (EWP-FPE) available to landowners [go to article]

Freeholders offer support for preservation legislation

NEWS TRANSCRIPT - The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders has voted unanimously to pass a resolution supporting state legislation that would advance [go to article]

Food & Farming

Another sign up for 2014 Soil Health Initiative

NRCS - New Jersey State Conservationist Carrie Mosley has announced a new sign-up period for the Soil Health [go to article]

Duke Farms Eagle Cam

World Environment
Water Resources

West Deptford residents press DEP for answers over water contamination

JASON LADAY / SOUTH JERSEY TIMES - Officials from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will be meeting on May 1 with representatives [go to article]

Energy

Protesters decry plan to convert N.J. coal plant to gas

DAVID O'REILLY / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - A group of environmental advocates marked Earth Day on Tuesday by demonstrating against a plan to convert [go to article]

Pollution

Christie administration officials violating environmental remediation rules

WALT KANE / NEWS 12 NJ - A Kane In Your Corner investigation finds Christie administration officials are violating the rules in awarding environmental remediation [go to article]

Wildlife

7 best places in New Jersey to go birdwatching this spring

BRIAN AMARAL / NJ.COM - After a brutal winter, spring has returned in all its glory to the Garden State, bringing with [go to article]

Coast & Ocean

The Jersey Shore rebuilds higher after Superstorm Sandy

JOANNA M. FOSTER / THINK PROGRESS - Houses all along the Jersey shore, damaged by Sandy, are going back up — way up [go to article]

Highlands

Oil pipeline proposed in North Jersey through Highlands

SCOTT FALLON / THE RECORD - A recently formed company is proposing a new pipeline through North Jersey’s Highlands [go to article]

Parks & Public Lands

Seeking a plan to rein in the floodwaters through the South Mountain Reservation

LISA W. FODERARO / NY TIMES - Striding through the South Mountain Reservation, a patch of wilderness in an otherwise [go to article]

Planning

Sandy convinces public of need for N.J. zoning, building limits

PHIL GREGORY / WHYY NEWSWORKS - Researchers at Rutgers University say the devastation caused by Sandy has triggered strong public support for building [go to article]

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