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Commentary
Plan to divvy up state’s open space funding a shell game

Plan to divvy up state’s open space funding a shell game

BERNARDSVILLE NEWS - Voters last fall resoundingly supported a constitutional amendment they thought would assure a long-sought stable source of funding [go to article]

Editorial: Great Adventure solar farm a bad ride

Editorial: Great Adventure solar farm a bad ride

ASBURY PARK PRESS - On Earth Day Wednesday, former Gov. Jim Florio and representatives of some of New Jersey's leading environmental groups staged a "hike" [go to article]

Opinion: Complete Sen. Lautenberg’s legacy: Update chemical safety law now

KEITH GABY / NJ.COM - Growing up on the banks of the Millstone River in Somerset County, it seemed to me the greatest threats [go to article]

Opinion: Want to help nature? Leave it alone

MICHAEL SHELLENBERGER and TED NORDHAUS / MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - Since before the first Earth Day in 1970, environmentalists have argued that solving environmental problems [go to article]

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Politics and Policy

Fine print: Reading between the line items in state DEP’s proposed budget

Fine print: Reading between the line items in state DEP’s proposed budget

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A modest bump in spending should allow agency to hold onto staff in coming [go to article]

Legislators bemoan 20-year delay in adopting water-supply master plan

Legislators bemoan 20-year delay in adopting water-supply master plan

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - It has been nearly 20 years since the state updated its water supply master plan, a delay [go to article]

Re-examining the Exxon deal

Re-examining the Exxon deal

BOB HENNELLY / CITY & STATE - Last month New York CityMayor Bill de Blasioexpressed concerns that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s settlement [go to article]

Carbon control: Is emissions testing working in the Northeast?

Carbon control: Is emissions testing working in the Northeast?

WILDER FLEMING / CITY & STATE - As congressional Republicans have become increasingly wary of any and all schemes to limit greenhouse [go to article]

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Land Preservation

State closes first buyout of flood-damaged homes in Manville

ALEX NAPOLIELLO / NJ.COM - The Department of Environmental Protection has closed on its first buyout in the borough as part of a statewide [go to article]

A dozen area groups partner to save 320 acres of land on Carter Road in Hopewell Township

A dozen area groups partner to save 320 acres of land on Carter Road in Hopewell Township

KRYSTAL KNAPP / PLANET PRINCETON - Several public agencies and nonprofits have successfully joined together to preserve 320 acres of land from development [go to article]

NJ’s ‘stable’ source of open-space funding: Let the diversions begin

NJ’s ‘stable’ source of open-space funding: Let the diversions begin

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin yesterday defended the Christie’s administration’s decision [go to article]

NJ Spotlight: Over 200 sites in NJ on EPA’s list of major environmental violations

Regional Issues
Water Resources

Legislators bemoan 20-year delay in adopting water-supply master plan

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - It has been nearly 20 years since the state updated its water supply master plan, a delay [go to article]

Energy

Six Flags Great Adventure’s green choice: Solar over trees

ANGELO FICHERA / PHILLY.COM - Slated to be the largest installation of its kind in New Jersey, Six Flags Great Adventure's planned solar farm [go to article]

Pollution

Over 200 sites in NJ on EPA’s list of major environmental violations

COLLEEN O'DEA / NJ SPOTLIGHT - More than 200 sites in New Jersey were listed as being in serious violation of at least [go to article]

Wildlife

No buzz kill here in the Meadows

JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Erik Swanson hikes up a landfill in Lyndhurst toward a white box. In his hand is [go to article]

Coast & Ocean

Nearly 4,000 hit the beaches for Clean Ocean Action’s 30th Annual Spring Beach Sweeps

PATRICIA MILLER / MIDDLETOWN PATCH - From 75 to nearly 4,000. That’s how much the number of volunteers for Clean Ocean Action’s annual [go to article]

Highlands

Fenimore landfill opponents clash with Highlands Council

PHIL GARBER / NJ HILLS - Criticism has grown over a special committee charged with determining if the controversial Fenimore landfill [go to article]

Pinelands

New Pinelands commissioner seated amid concerns about natural gas pipelines

DAVID LEVINSKY / BURLINGTON COUNTY TIMES - Robert Barr, Gov. Chris Christie's recently confirmed appointment to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission, began [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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