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Gov. Kean: DEP flooding rule makes N.J. drinking water unsafe. Toss it.

Gov. Kean: DEP flooding rule makes N.J. drinking water unsafe. Toss it.

TOM KEAN / STAR-LEDGER - Water will always find a way. When we prevent it from traveling its natural path into floodplains and streams [go to article]

Opinion: It’s time to post the Flood Hazard Area Control Act rules resolution

Opinion: It’s time to post the Flood Hazard Area Control Act rules resolution

JOHN MCKEON / POLITICKERNJ - The DEP’s proposed rules changes to the Flood Hazard Area Control Act presently permit an influx of real estate development [go to article]

Editorial: Will Sweeney protect our clean water from Christie’s bulldozers?

Editorial: Will Sweeney protect our clean water from Christie’s bulldozers?

STAR-LEDGER - Gov. Chris Christie's officials just put harmful new regulations into effect, allowing more development closer to our waterways, increasing flooding and contaminating [go to article]

Politics and Policy

Task force to get its hands wet assessing NJ’s aging water system

Task force to get its hands wet assessing NJ’s aging water system

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - What should the state do about the aging system used to deliver drinking water to homes [go to article]

Budget deal would replenish N.J. open-space funding

Budget deal would replenish N.J. open-space funding

SCOTT FALLON / THE RECORD - Almost two years after voters approved long-term funding to revive the state’s popular, but stagnant, open space program [go to article]

Congresswoman will call for pipeline regulator overhaul

Congresswoman will call for pipeline regulator overhaul

GREG WRIGHT / NJ.COM - U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman plans to announce Wednesday a bill that will reform the approval process [go to article]

Averting another collapse in New Jersey’s solar sector

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The future of the state’s solar industry could begin taking shape today, when the Senate votes [go to article]

Christie’s reasons for kicking back open-space bill under scrutiny

Christie’s reasons for kicking back open-space bill under scrutiny

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - When Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a widely supported bill allocating money to preserve open space and farmland [go to article]

Land Preservation

‘Climate-resilient’ lands added to protect the river

‘Climate-resilient’ lands added to protect the river

PIKE COUNTY COURIER - Long-term protection of the Delaware River has been helped with the addition of three new properties to the Delaware Water [go to article]

Budget deal would replenish N.J. open-space funding

Budget deal would replenish N.J. open-space funding

SCOTT FALLON / THE RECORD - Almost two years after voters approved long-term funding to revive the state’s popular, but stagnant, open space program [go to article]

Christie’s reasons for kicking back open-space bill under scrutiny

Christie’s reasons for kicking back open-space bill under scrutiny

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - When Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a widely supported bill allocating money to preserve open space and farmland [go to article]

Hunterdon Land Trust farmers market

Regional Issues
Water Resources

Gov. Kean: DEP flooding rule makes N.J. drinking water unsafe. Toss it.

TOM KEAN / STAR-LEDGER - Water will always find a way. When we prevent it from traveling its natural path into floodplains and streams [go to article]

Energy

Congresswoman will call for pipeline regulator overhaul

GREG WRIGHT / NJ.COM - U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman plans to announce Wednesday a bill that will reform the approval process [go to article]

Pollution

N.J. gas customers foot the bill for millions in environmental damages

GREG WRIGHT / NJ.COM - State energy companies are currently responsible for up $1 billion in environmental damages, according to companies' [go to article]

Wildlife

Bobwhite quails reintroduced to Pinelands for second year

NEW JERSEY HILLS - For the second year in a row, researchers associated with the Northern Bobwhite Restoration Initiative led by the New Jersey Audubon [go to article]

Coast & Ocean

Editorial: Still waiting for reports to spur action on Barnegat Bay

PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - With Barnegat Bay, even the good news can be bad. Some experts looking for a silver lining in a five-year report [go to…

Highlands

State plan would increase buildable land in Highlands

MARK KITCHIN / NEW JERSEY HILLS - People have until Friday, July 15 to weigh in on state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) plans [go to article]

Pinelands

Opinion: Wildfires pose major threat to pipeline safety

MICAH RASMUSSEN / APP.COM - During a birthday celebration on our back deck Sunday, my family smelled what families throughout central Jersey have noticed [go to article]

Parks & Public Lands

‘Climate-resilient’ lands added to protect the river

PIKE COUNTY COURIER - Long-term protection of the Delaware River has been helped with the addition of three new properties to the Delaware Water [go to article]

Wild New Jersey Photo Stream