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Commentary

The evolution of N.J. Rep. Leonard Lance: Environmentalist to climate change denier

ROGER WITHERSPOON /  NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM - To environmental activists, their dramatically changing relationship with Congressman Leonard Lance (R-N.J.) is baffling [go to article]

Opinion: Prescribed burns in N.J. are important part of state forest management

RONALD DANCER / TIMES OF TRENTON - Flames scorched 1,500 acres in Wharton State Forest April 6, with smoke reaching as far north [go to article]

Editorial: Toxic footprint

THE RECORD - The game is an old one, played by polluters across northern New Jersey that in recent years have been asked to provide [go to article]

Editorial: Support important N.J. open space preservation ballot question

TIMES OF TRENTON - Thirteen times since 1961, New Jersey voters have told their leaders they wholeheartedly support open-space preservation. They’ll have the opportunity [go to article]

Politics and Policy

Appeals court: New Jersey must reconsider windmill plan

Appeals court: New Jersey must reconsider windmill plan

JAMES M. O'NEILL / THE RECORD - A state appeals court has ordered New Jersey to reconsider its rejection of a pilot wind farm [go to article]

N.J. officials, environmentalists clash over coastal rule changes

N.J. officials, environmentalists clash over coastal rule changes

ERIN O'NEILL / STAR-LEDGER - Fighting back against criticism from environmental advocates over a plan to overhaul coastal development rules [go to article]

NJ budget diversions drive some green businesses into the red

JESSICA GOULD / WNYC - Since taking office, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has diverted more than $1 billion in environmental funds [go to article]

NJ allocates over $1 billion in loans for Sandy-related water, sewer repairs

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state is ramping up its spending big-time to help New Jersey’s water and sewer utilities [go to article]

Land Preservation

Hunterdon Land Trusts preserves family farm in Franklin Township

HUNTERDON LAND TRUST - Almost a century later, Ted Horoschak still remembers the polluting of the Raritan River. His father frequently took him to [go to article]

Nearly 200 acres preserved in West Milford as pipeline payback

DAVID M. ZIMMER / NORTHJERSEY.COM - A 192-acre swath on Dunker Brook has been preserved as payback for the impact [go to article]

Salem County farm preserved

NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - Upper Pittsgrove Township in Salem County is truly "outstanding in its field" - one of the state's top farmland municipalities [go to article]

Permanent funding source for open-space, historic preservation makes ballot

Permanent funding source for open-space, historic preservation makes ballot

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Voters in New Jersey will get the chance this fall to approve a constitutional amendment [go to article]

Food & Farming

Free community garden in Jersey City changing the concept of ‘neighborhood’

JULIE KAYZERMAN / JERSEY JOURNAL - Three-year-old Leila Harrison, known locally as "Lady Astor," walks into [go to article]

World Environment
Water Resources

NJ allocates over $1 billion in loans for Sandy-related water, sewer repairs

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state is ramping up its spending big-time to help New Jersey’s water and sewer utilities [go to article]

Energy

N.J. officials won’t say how many oil trains go through Bergen County

SCOTT FALLON / THE RECORD - New Jersey officials will not publicly disclose how many trains, each carrying at least 1 million gallons [go to article]

Pollution

NJ rejects DuPont request to alter plan on Pompton Lakes cleanup

JAMES M. O'NEILL / THE RECORD – State environmental officials said Tuesday they will not grant DuPont’s request to change its plan to deal [go to article]

Wildlife

Providing milk for monarchs

NORTHJERSEY.COM - In addition to being avid bird watchers, butterflies entered the mix a few years ago when we raised a small [go to article]

Coast & Ocean

‘Nuisance flooding’ increasing in South Jersey as sea level rises

WALLACE McKELVEY / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Lake Winchester is the name employees at the Yellow Cab Co. bestowed upon the area [go to article]

Highlands

Profile: Protecting the Highlands and its resources is her top priority

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Coalition’s executive director savors region’s beauty and stresses importance of safeguarding its water [go to article]

Parks & Public Lands

Water Gap park grows in deal over power line

BRUCE A. SCRUTON / NJ HERALD - The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area grew by nearly 300 acres [go to article]

Planning

Environmental groups file suit to halt Bayonne Bridge project

MIKE D'ONOFRIO / JERSEY JOURNAL - Environmental and community groups asked a New York federal judge Friday for a summary judgment to bring [go to article]

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