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State takes steps to tap into $72.2m Volkswagen settlement

State takes steps to tap into $72.2m Volkswagen settlement

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state yesterday took a step to obtain $72.2 million to fund a variety [go to article]

31 officials urge DEP to reject PennEast’s pipeline permit application

31 officials urge DEP to reject PennEast’s pipeline permit application

CRISTINA ROJAS / NJ.COM - Officials from more than a dozen towns are urging the state's environmental agency [go to article]

EPA: Air pollution rule should be delayed – despite its effect on children

EPA: Air pollution rule should be delayed – despite its effect on children

OLIVER MILMAN / THE GUARDIAN - The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed delaying a federal air pollution rule for two years [go to article]

$500 million slotted for sewage-treatment, drinking-water systems

$500 million slotted for sewage-treatment, drinking-water systems

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state plans to help finance more than a half-billion dollars in clean [go to article]

Bringing balloons down to earth: Bill would end mass release

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Intentionally releasing helium-filled balloons as part of celebrations, remembrances or any organized [go to article]

Murphy calls for permanent ban on fracking in Delaware River basin

Murphy calls for permanent ban on fracking in Delaware River basin

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In an announcement with significant implications, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy [go to article]

EPA delays federal ozone standard, slows NJ’s efforts to reduce smog

EPA delays federal ozone standard, slows NJ’s efforts to reduce smog

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state’s worst air pollution problem may take a bit longer to clean up. The Environmental [go to article]

Outlook for Clean Energy budget: Dollars fall, diversions to continue

Outlook for Clean Energy budget: Dollars fall, diversions to continue

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state’s budget for funding clean energy is shrinking once again. The Office of Clean Energy [go to article]

DEP lawmakers clash over development in the Highlands

DEP lawmakers clash over development in the Highlands

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Upset with a new rule they say threatens water supplies from the Highlands, lawmakers gave [go to article]

State’s proposed wetlands rule would speed, simplify developer permitting

State’s proposed wetlands rule would speed, simplify developer permitting

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state is proposing a comprehensive overhaul of its freshwater wetlands program, a three-decade [go to article]

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