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Commentary

Opinion: Towns must plan now to limit effects of future storms

HARRY POZYCKI / TIMES OF TRENTON - According to scientists, climate change will bring storms of greater intensity, resulting in higher levels [go to article]

Editorial: Risky move could spike water rates

STAR-LEDGER - The Water Infrastructure Protection Act, which passed the Assembly Monday, has undergone numerous rewrites to quell a vast opposition that is suspicious [go to article]

NJ, NY threatened by proposed Port Ambrose offshore LNG facility

CLEAN OCEAN ACTION - Liberty Natural Gas’ proposed “Port Ambrose” is an offshore facility for liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers that would be located [go to article]

Opinion: N.J.’s environmental efforts can learn much from Israel’s conservation programs

BOB SMITH / STAR-LEDGER - The majesty of tens of thousands of cranes and small birds taking off in massive flocks as dawn breaks [go to article]

Assembly sells out our water

NJ SIERRA CLUB - The Assembly Session voted 45-24-6 to pass A3628 (Greenwald), the Water Infrastructure Protection Act. This legislation would authorize municipal, county [go to article]

Politics and Policy

New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer

New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer

MARY ESCH / AP / MY9NJ.COM - Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas [go to article]

Senators launch effort to block Pilgrim oil pipeline through 7 N.J. counties

Senators launch effort to block Pilgrim oil pipeline through 7 N.J. counties

CLAUDE BRODESSER-AKNER / NJ.COM - State Senate Republican leader Thomas Kean Jr. and state Sen. Richard Codey today announced [go to article]

Rep. Lance continues to oppose PennEast gas pipeline

TERRY WRIGHT / HUNTERDON COUNTY DEMOCRAT - Rep. Leonard Lance, along with many other elected officials, opposes the proposed PennEast pipeline [go to article]

Pascrell slams approval of Passaic River litigation

BERGEN DISPATCH - U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) released the following statement regarding the announcement that a Superior Court judge [go to article]

Land Preservation

DEP to hold meeting on Blue Acre buyouts at Cumberland County Bayshore

SPENCER KENT / SOUTH JERSEY TIMES - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection plans to hold an information meeting at the Bayshore [go to article]

Delaware Water Gap park gets another 354 acres

WARREN REPORTER / NJ.COM - Four parcels totaling 354 acres have been transferred to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area [go to article]

Escaping the next flood: Sandy Blue Acres buyout money to be available in Bergen County

NICHOLAS PUGLIESE / THE RECORD - Before Scott Gifford bought his house on Columbia Street — a leafy, quiet drive where you [go to article]

Food & Farming

Hunterdon Land Trust Winter Farmers’ Market gears up for third season

HUNTERDON LAND TRUST - The Hunterdon Land Trust’s Winter Farmers’ Market returns for a third season [go to article]

D&R Greenway Land Trust to host Slow Food indoor farm markets

D&R GREENWAY - D&R Greenway Land Trust is privileged to host four Slow Food Indoor Winter [go to article]

Regional Issues
Water Resources

Judge approves $190 million Passaic River pollution settlement

S.P. SULLIVAN / NJ.COM - A Superior Court judge has approved a $190 million settlement between New Jersey and one [go to article]

Energy

New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer

MARY ESCH / AP / MY9NJ.COM - Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas [go to article]

Pollution

Judge approves $190 million Passaic River pollution settlement

S.P. SULLIVAN / NJ.COM - A Superior Court judge has approved a $190 million settlement between New Jersey and one [go to article]

Wildlife

North Jersey’s 2014 bear hunt culls slightly more than last year’s hunt

DAVID M. ZIMMER / NORTHJERSEY.COM - In the end, the state’s 2014 black bear hunt went as expected. By sundown on Saturday [go to article]

Coast & Ocean

Coast Guard issues report on off-shore gas port

JAMES M. O'NEILL / THE RECORD - A new report by the U.S. Coast Guard concludes that a proposed liquefied natural gas port off [go to article]

Highlands

Warren County Highlands opponents lining up for their chance to file complaints

EDWARD SIEGER / EXPRESS-TIMES - Critics of the decade-old Highlands Act routinely criticize the law for its impact on property values [go to article]

Pinelands

Pinelands Preservation Alliance releases annual State of the Pinelands report

PPA - The Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) released its 2014 State of the Pinelands Report.  This past year has shown just [go to article]

Parks & Public Lands

Delaware Water Gap park gets another 354 acres

WARREN REPORTER / NJ.COM - Four parcels totaling 354 acres have been transferred to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area [go to article]

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