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Editorial: Christie, Sweeney scam on Pinelands could spell disaster

STAR-LEDGER - The debate over filling vacancies on the Pinelands Commission with responsible people has often [go to article]

Editorial: Proposed PennEast natural gas pipeline path is wrong for N.J.

TIMES OF TRENTON - Jeff Tittel, director of the New Jersey Sierra Club, can rattle off a host of arguments against the PennEast pipeline [go to article]

Save habitat for migration

Save habitat for migration

TIM DILLINGHAM and KELLY MOOIJ / PHILLY.COM - Every spring, one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the world occurs on quiet beaches [go to article]

Time to act to protect coral reef

BRENDA CUMMINGS / NORTHJERSEY.COM - When we think of coral reefs, we think of far away places – exotic vacation spots, unconnected to us [go to article]


NJPR: Why did NJ settle a $9 billion pollution case for pennies on the dollar?

 

Politics and Policy

Exxon settles $9 billion pollution case in New Jersey for far less

Exxon settles $9 billion pollution case in New Jersey for far less

BENJAMIN WEISER / NY TIMES - A long-fought legal battle to recover $8.9 billion in damages from Exxon Mobil Corporation for the contamination [go to article]

Chris Christie backed law that lets him divert ExxonMobil settlement from environmental cleanup

Chris Christie backed law that lets him divert ExxonMobil settlement from environmental cleanup

DAVID SIROTA / INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES - Only three months before New Jersey agreed to accept $250 million in cash from ExxonMobil to settle [go to article]

Lawmaker says Christie administration letting polluting oil company ‘off the hook’

KEN THORBOURNE / JERSEY JOURNAL - Reacting to a reported settlement by the Christie Administration with Exxon Mobil [go to article]

Energy target for 2050: Get 80% of NJ’s electricity from renewable sources

Energy target for 2050: Get 80% of NJ’s electricity from renewable sources

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - An identical bill is stalled in the Senate, but an assemblyman has introduced a measure [go to article]

Land Preservation

Administration, lawmakers could clash over who gets open-space funding

Administration, lawmakers could clash over who gets open-space funding

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Christie administration is proposing how the state should allocate money to open-space preservation projects [go to article]

Batona Trail parcel donated to NJ Conservation

NJCF - Garfield DeMarco, whose family once farmed cranberries on the 9,400-acre property in Chatsworth now known as the Franklin Parker Preserve, has donated [go to article]

48-acre farm in Warren County preserved

48-acre farm in Warren County preserved

NJCF - New Jersey Conservation Foundation and its partners have permanently preserved a 48-acre family farm in northern Warren County where corn and hay [go to article]

Food & Farming

Preserved-farm owner: Will state fight PennEast pipeline?

RICK EPSTEIN / HUNTERDON COUNTY DEMOCRAT - Mike Plesher is looking to the N.J. Department of Agriculture to help [go to…

USDA offers Conservation Stewardship funds

USDA-NRCS - Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Jason Weller today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture [go to article]

N.J. winery named one of most sustainable in the country

CRAIG MCCARTHY / NJ.COM - A New Jersey winery has been named one of the top sustainable [go to…

Regional Issues
Water Resources

Riverkeeper pushes for Superfund designation for Hackensack River

ZACHARY CROCE / NORTHJERSEY.COM - In an effort to expedite the remediation of the Hackensack River, the Hackensack Riverkeeper [go to article]

Energy

Energy target for 2050: Get 80% of NJ’s electricity from renewable sources

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - An identical bill is stalled in the Senate, but an assemblyman has introduced a measure [go to article]

Pollution

Exxon settles $9 billion pollution case in New Jersey for far less

BENJAMIN WEISER / NY TIMES - A long-fought legal battle to recover $8.9 billion in damages from Exxon Mobil Corporation for the contamination [go to article]

Wildlife

Cumberland County Bayshore communities await red knot’s arrival

SPENCER KENT / SOUTH JERSEY TIMES - In the coming months, the red knot will arrive at the Delaware Bayshore to feed and refuel [go to article]

Coast & Ocean

Two-year-long sea level rise along N.J. coast an ‘extreme’ event, study says

TIM DARRAGH / NJ.COM - In much of the measurable world, a four-inch change — about the length of the screen on [go to article]

Highlands

Bill providing two appraisals gets kudos from Highlands Council

OBSERVER-TRIBUNE - The N.J. Highlands Council has applauded Gov. Chris Christie for signing a bill on Feb. 5 extending the special appraisal [go to article]

Pinelands

Panel pushes controversial nomination for Pinelands Commission to full Senate

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - By a narrow margin, the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday voted to approve the nomination [go to article]

Parks & Public Lands

Hudson state legislators support bill that claims to end controversy over Liberty State Park

TERRENCE T. MCDONALD / JERSEY JOURNAL - Hudson County's Trenton delegation is mostly supportive of a bill introduced [go to article]

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