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Commentary

Editorial: Expand the hunt, kill more bears in NJ

STAR-LEDGER - The bear hunt debate is afoot – yet again – and while we generally oppose just about anything Ted Nugent [go to article]

Editorial: An ill wind

Editorial: An ill wind

THE RECORD - Nothing is more precious than the air we breathe or the water we drink. When either of these is fouled [go to article]

Opinion: Time for action, not censoring

BRENDA CUMMINGS / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has now reached 400.83 parts per million [go to article]

Opinion: If it looks and smells like sewage, it could be stormwater

Opinion: If it looks and smells like sewage, it could be stormwater

R. WILLIAM POTTER / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The next time it rains, check out the water flowing down your gutters and into the street [go to article]

Opinion: Obama administration ignores offshore fracking

KRISTEN MONSELL / NORTHJERSEY.COM - America's coastal communities got some disturbing news recently when Interior Secretary Sally Jewell [go to article]

Eyes Left: The environmental counter-revolution

Eyes Left: The environmental counter-revolution

NEW JERSEY HILLS - “I really miss the way Secaucus used to smell.” I’ve never heard anyone say that. Nor have I witnessed [go to article]

Politics and Policy

Gov vetoes bill that would hand over more funds for river cleanup

Gov vetoes bill that would hand over more funds for river cleanup

JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS / NORTHJERSEY.COM - On Monday May 11, Governor Chris Christie vetoed a bill which would have revised this year’s [go to article]

State DEP continues to stall release of long-overdue draft water-supply plan

State DEP continues to stall release of long-overdue draft water-supply plan

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Increasingly frustrated with the Christie administration for not releasing the latest draft of a water-supply [go to article]

N.J. Assembly ‘vehemently’ condemns Christie’s Exxon deal

N.J. Assembly ‘vehemently’ condemns Christie’s Exxon deal

S.P. SULLIVAN / NJ.COM - The state Assembly on Thursday roundly condemned a proposed settlement between Exxon Mobil and Gov. Chris Christie's [go to article]

Assembly to vote to condemn Exxon settlement

Assembly to vote to condemn Exxon settlement

NJ HERALD / AP - The Democrat-led Assembly is poised to vote on a measure that would condemn the Christie administration's proposed [go to article]

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Land Preservation

Green Acres funding delayed throughout the state as meeting cancelled with no explanation

PHIL GARBER / APP.COM - An estimated 50 projects around the state that hope to win some of $100 million in Green Acres funds [go to article]

Voters OK’d more $ for parks; instead cash feeds salaries

Voters OK’d more $ for parks; instead cash feeds salaries

MICHAEL SYMONS / ASBURY PARK PRESS - Preserving open space, or preserving the salaries of state employees? [go to article]

50 acres preserved next to Ken Lockwood Gorge

50 acres preserved next to Ken Lockwood Gorge

NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - The Ken Lockwood Gorge, with its forested hills rising steeply from the boulder-strewn South Branch of the Raritan River [go to article]

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Regional Issues
Water Resources

$28 million to flush without fear after next superstorm

RUSS ZIMMER / APP.COM - Picture an empty reservoir 50-feet wide, 250-feet long and 10-feet deep. Then fill it with the used kitchen [go to article]

Energy

PSE&G, power-grid operator say they’re ready for a sizzling summer

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - With the unofficial start of summer this weekend, the operator of the nation’s electric grid said [go to article]

Pollution

EPA to DuPont: Clean up this mess

EPA - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released its final plan to remove mercury contamination from areas of Pompton Lake [go to article]

Wildlife

Public hearing set on new N.J. proposal to expand bear hunt

MINJAE PARK / THE RECORD - New state rules that would expand the bear hunt, adding six hunting days in October, and broaden [go to article]

Coast & Ocean

Surfers fighting to save dwindling free beaches

MARYANN SPOTO / NJ.COM - A stretch of Sea Bright's shoreline that used to be among the few free beaches in New Jersey [go to article]

Highlands

NJ Audubon initiates riparian restorations in Highlands

JOHN PARKE / NJ AUDUBON - The Highlands region of New Jersey provides drinking water for 5.4 million New Jersey residents, and while [go to article]

Pinelands

South Jersey Gas reapplying to build Pinelands pipeline

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - South Jersey Gas will reapply Thursday to the Pinelands Commission for permission [go to article]

Parks & Public Lands

Bill seeks to lift control ofJersey City’s Liberty State Park from sports agency

SCOTT FALLON / THE RECORD - The continuing battle over control of development along Liberty State Park's prized waterfront has taken [go to article]

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