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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]

Editorial: Preservation with a price

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - Payback is still the rule in Gov. Christie's realm. After New Jersey's Pinelands Commission stopped a natural-gas pipeline the governor favors [go to article]

EPA: Put in place a carbon standard

ISAAC LEDERMAN and JEREMY ZULLOW / DAILY PRINCETONIAN - Making the right decisions is often tough. How do you know when it’s the right time [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

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]

Burlington County approves $5 million for park grants

SUN NEWS - Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio has announced that the Board of Chosen Freeholder’s has approved for another five million dollars [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]

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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

Transco: safety study needed in Montclair?

ERIC KIEFER / MONTCLAIR TIMES - Transco's Northeast Supply Link Expansion is complete, but the fight to hold the energy giant responsible for a potentially [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

New Jersey wildlife: Foraging and native spring ephemerals

JOHN PARKE / NJ.COM - As spring arrives, the fields and woodlands begin to wake up and burst with the emergence of plant life [go to article]

Coast & Ocean

New Jersey residents want to reduce coastal risks, but they don’t want to pay

KATE SHEPPARD / HUFFINGTON POST - New Jersey residents support efforts to protect coastal communities from the hazards of storms and flooding, but they [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

New York governor joins push against LG headquarters plan in Englewood Cliffs

STEPHANIE SIMONE / NORTHJERSEY.COM - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is entering the battle against LG Electronics' Englewood Cliffs' headquarters [go to article]

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