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Package of three bills ratchets up state’s renewable-energy goals

Package of three bills ratchets up state’s renewable-energy goals

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Earlier this month, a package of three bills to overhaul the state’s energy policies was quietly [go to article]

How cities can protect poor people and minorities from climate change

How cities can protect poor people and minorities from climate change

NATALIE DELGADILLO / GOVERNING - When environmental disasters strike, low-income people and minorities are hit hardest. Not just because [go to article]

Pallone takes Trump administration to task for nuclear, coal subsidies

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Rep. Frank Pallone yesterday criticized a Trump administration proposal to bolster the economically struggling nuclear [go to article]

State appellate court blocks mining operation in Pinelands

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A state appeals court yesterday upheld a decision by the Pinelands Commission to block approval [go to article]

What is the Clean Power Plan, and how can Trump repeal it?

NEW YORK TIMES - Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, said Monday that he would issue a formal [go to article]

Another regional initiative, this one for zero-emission vehicles

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Christie administration shunned regional collaborations with neighboring states to fight climate change [go to article]

Ballot question closer to stop raiding of natural-resources damages

Ballot question closer to stop raiding of natural-resources damages

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In recent years, the state has tapped polluters by having them pay to help restore natural [go to article]

EPA to ease emission restrictions on coal-fired power plants

EPA to ease emission restrictions on coal-fired power plants

MATTHEW DALY / AP / NEW JERSEY HERALD - The Trump administration is moving to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack [go to article]

Courts thwart administration’s effort to rescind Obama-era environmental regulations

ERIC LIPTON / NEW YORK TIMES - The rapid-fire push by the Trump administration to wipe out significant chunks of the Obama [go to article]

As Trump retreats, states are stepping up on climate action

As Trump retreats, states are stepping up on climate action

ELIZABETH SHOGREN / YALE ENVIRONMENT 360 - Just hours after President Trump’s Rose Garden speech in June announcing plans to withdraw from the 2015 Paris [go to article]

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