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Commentary

Editorial: End-vironment; the People’s Climate March

MONTCLAIR TIMES - The People’s Climate March this Sunday in New York City is among thousands of processions occurring throughout the world [go to article]

Christie and the environment a bad match

Christie and the environment a bad match

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - Gov. Christie is no friend of the environment. The national conservatives Christie is courting for his presidential run are also apathetic to [go to article]

Editorial: Money for river

THE RECORD - The good news is that a chemical company agreed to pay New Jersey $190 million for its role in polluting [go to article]

Opinion: Clearing the air over clean waters measure

JANET DESTEFANO TAURO / THE RECORD - What do health, beer, pizza, cars and computer chips have in common? Clean water. Whether you are [go to article]

Editorial: Does a changing world need pipelines to transmit fracked natural gas?

HUNTERDON COUNTY DEMOCRAT - Overflow crowds attended two meetings over the past couple of weeks in Hunterdon County to learn more [go to article]

Politics and Policy

Bipartisan coalition wants open-space question on November ballot

Bipartisan coalition wants open-space question on November ballot

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A coalition of environmental groups with bipartisan support from legislators yesterday kicked off an effort [go to article]

State wants sewer plants to plan for 500-year storms, extended outages

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In an effort to prevent raw sewage from spilling into New Jersey’s waterways, the state [go to article]

Senate bill package could fundamentally change the power sector

Senate bill package could fundamentally change the power sector

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state’s energy sector could undergo fundamental changes in the way it operates under [go to article]

Resolution aiming to stop Christie from keeping N.J. out of emissions pact OKed by Senate panel

BRENT JOHNSON / NJ.COM - A resolution backed by Democrats aiming to reverse Gov. Chris Christie's decision to pull New Jersey [go to article]

Land Preservation

Cumberland County farm preserved

NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - For centuries, farms and marshland have defined the Dutch Neck section of Hopewell Township, Cumberland County. The Cohansey River winds [go to article]

About 1,000 acres now preserved farmland in East Windsor, mayor says

NICOLE MULVANEY / TIMES OF TRENTON - Mercer County and state officials permanently preserved nearly 21 acres on Cedarville Road, bringing East Windsor’s total [go to article]

East Windsor acquires additional open space

AMY BATISTA / PACKET ONLINE - The Township Council acquired an additional 24 acres of Open Space on Airport Road during [go to article]

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]

Food & Farming

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service announces Oct. 17 deadline to apply for assistance

HUNTERDON COUNTY DEMOCRAT - New Jersey State Conservationist Carrie Mosley has announced that the current [go to article]

World Environment
Water Resources

Embattled utility shifts its stance on plan to drain reservoirs

RICHARD COWEN / THE RECORD - Stung by critics for its closed-door secrecy and with political pressure mounting to stop a $135 million project [go to article]

Energy

Pipeline opponents urged to trumpet ‘what’s so special’ about central-west NJ

RENE KIRILUK-HILL / HUNTERDON COUNTY DEMOCRAT - There's strength in numbers and recent court rulings will help residents opposed [go to article]

Pollution

Most of pollution payout to NJ in lawsuit spoken for

SCOTT FALLON / THE RECORD - From $4 million to excavate mercury in the Meadowlands to $1 billion for dredging PCBs from the Hudson River [go to article]

Wildlife

N.J. efforts astir to help monarch butterflies rebound

EDWARD COLIMORE / PHILLY.COM - Many of them begin the 2,000-mile transcontinental journey in Canada and arrive in New Jersey every [go to article]

Coast & Ocean

Reports: Ominous signs for troubled Barnegat Bay

TODD B. BATES / APP.COM - Barnegat Bay is troubled, ongoing studies suggest, and ominous signs point to an uncertain future. The bay [go to article]

Highlands

Highlands master plan under review; public invited to comment

NEW JERSEY HERALD - The New Jersey Highlands Council has begun accepting public comments on possible revisions and updates to the Highlands [go to article]

Parks & Public Lands

Burlington Island again the center of dispute

SEAN PATRICK MURPHY / BURLINGTON COUNTY TIMES - So, is it legal to step onto Burlington Island or not? That’s a question [go to article]

Planning

Conditional veto could gut affordable-housing policies, advocates say

HANK KALET / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Housing advocates are decrying a proposal by Gov. Chris Christie that would allow municipalities [go to article]

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