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Commentary

Editorial: Your vanity is ruining our water supply – Christie right to ban microbeads

STAR-LEDGER - One of the more ridiculous products on the market today is microbeads, which are found in face washes, soaps and toothpastes [go to article]

Opinion: Bill to reform Meadowlands Commission an ill-planned clean-up attempt by Trenton

Opinion: Bill to reform Meadowlands Commission an ill-planned clean-up attempt by Trenton

CHARLES LATINI / STAR-LEDGER - It wasn't that long ago that the Meadowlands was a sea of unregulated landfills, filled wetlands, polluted waterways [go to article]

Off-shore wind gets its day in court

Off-shore wind gets its day in court

DOUG O'MALLEY / ENVIRONMENT NEW JERSEY  - The Appellate Division of the Superior Court in New Brunswick heard oral arguments in the case [go to article]

Mulshine: Pipeline opponents’ oily logic – The alternatives are much worse for the environment

PAUL MULSHINE / STAR-LEDGER - On the drive home from the governor's town-hall meeting in Whippany on Tuesday, I decided to I would swing by [go to article]

New Jersey privatizes its water in the worst way possible

New Jersey privatizes its water in the worst way possible

LUCAS ROPEK / AMERICABLOG - Last month, Chris Christie sold off New Jersey’s public water supply to a bunch of corporations [go to article]

Politics and Policy

After Exxon deal, lawmaker wants closer look at pollution suits

S.P. SULLIVAN / NJ.COM - A state lawmaker wants a full accounting of lawsuits against polluters in the wake of a controversial [go to article]

Liquefied natural-gas project gets cold shoulder from lawmakers, Christie

Liquefied natural-gas project gets cold shoulder from lawmakers, Christie

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In a small victory for environmentalists, the U.S. Coast Guard and federal Marine Administration have put [go to article]

U.S. high court to hear challenge to rule that may affect N.J. air quality

U.S. high court to hear challenge to rule that may affect N.J. air quality

JAMES M. O’NEILL / THE RECORD - The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in a case that will affect the future [go to article]

Feds ask solicitor general to review NJ’s plan to subsidize power plants

Feds ask solicitor general to review NJ’s plan to subsidize power plants

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state’s effort to spur development of new power plants in New Jersey may not be dead [go to article]

Land Preservation

Plans to divvy up state’s open-space funds continue to raise a clamor

Plans to divvy up state’s open-space funds continue to raise a clamor

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The discussion on how to spend money from an open-space ballot question approved last November [go to article]

N.J. environment bill’s scope under debate

ANDREW SEIDMAN/ PHILLY.COM - As New Jersey lawmakers consider how to implement a constitutional amendment approved by voters in November to dedicate [go to article]

New Jersey squeezes funding for open space

HEATHER HADDON / WALL STREET JOURNAL - As New Jersey farmer Carl Race advanced into his 80s, he faced a common question for those [go to article]

Food & Farming

Remaining family farms in North Jersey resist lure of developers

DEENA YELLIN / THE RECORD - They farm the land in the shadow of the New York City [go to article]

Duke Farms Eagle Cam

Regional Issues
Water Resources

Why you should care about what fish swim with you in N.J. rivers

RENEE KIRILUK-HILL / HUNTERDON COUNTY DEMOCRAT - Even if you never eat a fish pulled from the Delaware River, or never [go to article]

Energy

Liquefied natural-gas project gets cold shoulder from lawmakers, Christie

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In a small victory for environmentalists, the U.S. Coast Guard and federal Marine Administration have put [go to article]

Pollution

Plan to reduce pollution worries some residents

DAVID CRUZ / NJTV - If you’ve ever tried to drive through North Jersey during rush hour and found yourself in the middle [go to article]

Wildlife

Why you should care about what fish swim with you in N.J. rivers

RENEE KIRILUK-HILL / HUNTERDON COUNTY DEMOCRAT - Even if you never eat a fish pulled from the Delaware River, or never [go to article]

Coast & Ocean

N.J. trying new strategy to get easements for LBI beach replenishment

MARYANN SPOTO / NJ.COM - State officials are trying to get immediate access to oceanfront properties for a beach replenishment project [go to article]

Highlands

Environmental groups sue to stop Oakland housing development

TOM NOBILE / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Two environmental groups are suing the state for granting approvals for the construction of a 204-unit housing development [go to article]

Pinelands

Christie’s Pinelands pick approved amid outcry from environmental advocates

S.P. SULLIVAN / NJ.COM - The state Senate approved Gov. Chris Christie's nomination to the Pinelands Commission today, renewing concerns about [go to article]

Parks & Public Lands

New bill gives DEP commissioner final say on Liberty State Park development plans

PATRICK VILLANOVA / JERSEY JOURNAL - Any plans to commercially develop Liberty State Park would be subject to approval [go to article]

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