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Friday, May 25, 2018

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Plastic bag in lake

Opinion: Ban (or tax) single-use plastic bags

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - Look around and you’ll see plastic bags everywhere: tumbling along roads, washed up on beaches, caught in tree branches [go to article]
plastic bag in tree

Opinion: Statewide solution needed to reduce use of disposable bags

LINDA DOHERTY / APP.COM - As summer approaches, a number of well-intentioned New Jersey communities are seeking to cut down on litter by curtailing the use of disposable [go to article]
Exxon Station, new jersey environment news

Editorial: Exxon settlement – The gift that keeps on subtracting

SOUTH JERSEY TIMES - It was a 50-50 week for Ray Lesniak, the former state senator from Union County who is identified the most with a long legal battle to bring sports [go to article]
plastic bag in tree

Opinion: New Jersey needs a plastic bag law

JEFF TITTEL / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Plastic bags have now become a menace to the environment. They are killing birds and sea mammals and polluting our waterways [go to article]
atlantic city, marsh, jersey shore

Editorial: Great Egg River, a stealth NJ national park, gets more protection

PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - If the millions of drivers crossing the Garden State Parkway bridge between Atlantic and Cape May counties look west, they’ll see the big end [go to article]
new jersey solar power, wind energy

Opinion: Oil companies should switch to clean energy while they’re still rich, says one...

JEFF MCMAHON / FORBES - Oil and gas companies should begin the transition to clean energy now, while their coffers are still fat with fossil-fuel revenues [go to article]
Plastic bag in lake

Editorial: The plastic bag scourge – It’s time to declare war.

STAR-LEDGER - Recently, the Los Angeles Times commemorated the one-year anniversary of California's plastic bag ban - the first in the U.S. - by reported that victuals [go to article]

3,000 birds and counting for ‘bluebird grandfather’

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJCF - Bluebirds have been a symbol of happiness for thousands of years and across many cultures. With their brilliant blue plumage and flash of red [go to article]
Wind turbine, ACUA, Atlantic City

Editorial: Green energy future arrives early again at ACUA with big battery

PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - People handle batteries all the time, so let’s put the Atlantic County Utilities Authority’s new big battery in perspective [go to article]
new jersey environment, liberty state park, jersey city

Editorial: Making the right call on Liberty State Park

NORTHJERSEY.COM - The misguided attempt to add three golf course holes to the long-protected Caven Point peninsula in Liberty State Park was always a bad idea [go to article]

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