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Commentary

Commentary: New Jersey’s new governor campaigned on a robust clean energy plan. Let’s get started.

MARY BARBER / ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND - The election of Phil Murphy as New Jersey’s next governor represents an opportunity [go to article]

Gilbert: Can’t afford clean energy? Think again

TOM GILBERT / APP.COM - Most of us here in New Jersey — 89 percent, according to recent polls — want clean, renewable energy [go to article]

DEP: Defends its role in protecting New Jersey’s environment

ROBERT GEIST / NJDEP - The November 14 op-ed by New Jersey Audubon’s lobbyist Kelly Mooij titled, “Sustained, Severe Cuts Equal [go to article]

Editorial: Stay firm on protecting Highlands

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - The battle over septic tanks in the Highlands continues, with the state Legislature now considering an unusual step [go to article]

Politics and Policy

NJ lawmakers ask EPA to waive ethanol rule for local gasoline

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Top legislative leaders in New Jersey are pressing federal environmental officials to waive rules [go to article]

New regional initiative – RGGI for transportation sector

New regional initiative – RGGI for transportation sector

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A new regional initiative is taking shape among Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to curb carbon pollution [go to article]

Cory Booker wants to tackle the ‘corporate villainy’ behind environmental injustice

Cory Booker wants to tackle the ‘corporate villainy’ behind environmental injustice

BRENTIN MOCK / CITYLAB - On October 23, Senator Cory Booker, one of the members of Congress most capable of harnessing bipartisan [go to article]

Legislature DEP at loggerheads again over septic tanks in Highlands

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Legislature is moving once again to potentially block a controversial proposed rule that would expand [go to article]

Coalition-led ballot question approved, safeguarding pollution settlements

ADAM SAMUEL / TAP INTO -Voters provided permanent relief to communities harmed by industrial pollution on Tuesday [go to article]

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Energy

Commentary: New Jersey’s new governor campaigned on a robust clean energy plan. Let’s get started.

MARY BARBER / ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND - The election of Phil Murphy as New Jersey’s next governor represents an opportunity [go to article]

Gilbert: Can’t afford clean energy? Think again

TOM GILBERT / APP.COM - Most of us here in New Jersey — 89 percent, according to recent polls — want clean, renewable energy [go to article]

PJM takes wraps off plan to prop up prices for nuclear coal power

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The regional grid operator yesterday unveiled a proposal to push up energy prices for power producers [go to article]

Regional Issues
Water Resources

Editorial: N.J. wants to keep this toxin from getting to your drinking water

TIMES OF TRENTON - You may never have heard of the chemical known as PFOA - scientific name, perfluorooctanoic acid [go to article]

Food & Farming

Nutella could soon be made with hazelnuts developed at Rutgers

ANDREA ALEXANDER / RUTGERS TODAY - For all those devoted fans of Nutella, the threat of a global hazelnut shortage is disturbing [go to article]

Land Preservation

Burlington County reaches milestone in preserving 30,000 farm acres

CAROL COMEGNO / COURIER POST - Burlington Countyhas surpassed 30,000 preserved agricultural acres on 250 farms [go to article]

Wildlife

Monarch butterfly numbers up dramatically this year, data show

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - The average hourly count of migrating monarch butterflies through Cape May [go to article]

Coast & Ocean

South Jersey rich in coastal strongholds

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - South Jersey is home to some of the best places on the East Coast [go to article]

Highlands

Editorial: Stay firm on protecting Highlands

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - The battle over septic tanks in the Highlands continues, with the state Legislature now considering an unusual step [go to article]

Pinelands

Pinelands residents worry about proposed rules change that could hamper creation of firebreaks

JACQUELINE L. URGO / PHILLY.COM - Bill Brash stood with a cadre of residents of the Four Seasons at Mirage on the edge [go to article]

Parks & Public Lands

These secluded 60-year-old fishing cabins could be demolished by the state

BILL GALLO / NJ.COM - Chuck Liber stepped from the dock at Hancocks Bridge into a small jon boat and set off [go to article]

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