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Friday, April 19, 2019

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Forked River Mountains, Ocean County, NJ

Opinion: Meet the ‘mountains’ of the Pine Barrens

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - For folks living in most of New Jersey, the idea of mountains in the low-lying Pine Barrens might seem farfetched [go to article]
solar energy, new jersey

Opinion: Here comes the sun for less money than you thought

BARBARA BLUMENTHAL / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Plummeting costs for solar and onshore wind power are changing America’s energy landscape and accelerating the shift [go to article]
Green New Deal protest

Opinion: Where the Green New Deal goes wrong

TOM MORAN / STAR-LEDGER - In the name of fighting climate change, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to give every American a good job, health insurance [go to article]
Exxon sign, nj environment news

Editorial: Another fine N.J. mess from ExxonMobil

SOUTH JERSEY TIMES - This time, here’s hoping ExxonMobil doesn’t get away with it — the same way that the oil and petrochemical giant did with an outrageous settlement [go to article]

Opinion: State must play critical role in pollinator protection

KELLY MOOIJ / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Pollinators — animals that move pollen from one plant to another while feeding — enable the production of fruits and seeds [go to article]
food waste

Opinion: Murphy ignoring organic waste as clean energy source

MATT TOMICH / APP.COM - Gov. Phil Murphy pledged to restore New Jersey to national leadership in fighting climate change, building a green economy and transitioning [go to article]
Makepeace Lake, Pinelands

Editorial: The Pinelands escapes Christie’s vandalism

STAR-LEDGER -Another gong sounded on Chris Christie’s ghoulish environmental legacy last week, making this a moment worthy of reflection and celebration [go to article]
pipeline, energy, natural gas, new jersey

Opinion: Take renewable path at energy crossroad

JANET TAURO / APP.COM - The owners of the B.L. England Beasley coal plant will not pursue plans to retrofit the South Jersey facility to natural gas, effectively giving [go to article]
black bear

Editorial: Bear hunt foes, fans must settle for its reduction, for now

PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - The 2018 New Jersey bear hunt is history. The lawsuits it spawned are mostly decided. This year, it looks like a reduced version of the bear hunt [go to article]
oil in water, pollution

Editorial: A fee on filthy runoff is not a ‘rain tax.’ Do you want...

STAR-LEDGER - If only it were just about rain. A bill that now sits on Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk has been dubbed a “rain tax” by Republican critics [go to article]

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