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Levinson encourages towns to act on plastics pollution

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson is asking municipalities to take action to reduce pollution from plastic bags [go to article]
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Phil Murphy administration plans to take $125M from Exxon settlement to balance budget

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - In a move environmentalists likened to a betrayal, Gov. Phil Murphy plans to divert more than half of a controversial $225 million settlement [go to article]
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Pallone accuses White House of trying to suppress report on PFCs in drinking water

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Lawmakers and environmentalists are urging the federal government to release a report recommending tight new limits on a class of chemicals [go to article]
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We made plastic. We depend on it. Now we’re drowning in it.

LAURA PARKER / NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC - If plastic had been invented when the Pilgrims sailed from Plymouth, England, to North America—and the Mayflower had been stocked [go to article]
plastic bag floats in ocean

Belmar gives businesses one year to ditch plastic bags for more eco-friendly options

CATHY GOETZ / TAPINTO.NET - Looking to keep plastic bags off its beaches and out of its waterways, Belmar is starting with the business community to help make that happen [go to article]
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Scott Pruitt plans to radically alter how clean air standards are set

NICHOLAS KUSNETZ / INSIDECLIMATE NEWS - EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said Thursday he wants to radically revise how basic, health-based national air quality [go to article]
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More towns are saying no to plastic bags. Is a statewide bag ban coming?

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - The plastic bags are everywhere. They're in the stores you shop at, and then they're in the trash when you get home. Maybe some of you [go to article]

Gains in reducing America’s smog problem have hit a dramatic slowdown

MARK KAUFMAN / MASHABLE - In the 1950s, Los Angeles residents raised signs protesting the region's filthy air. One woman's sign, at an anti-smog committee meeting in 1954 [go to article]
Plastic bag in lake

Bagged! Jersey Shore town puts end to plastic bag use

BRIAN X. MCCRONE / NBC 10 - Joseph Mancini grew tired of seeing plastic bags floating in the ocean and flapping stuck in trees and fences in his New Jersey shore [go to article]
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EPA unveils $332M mercury cleanup for Berry’s Creek near NY Giants practice facility

JAMES M. O'NEILL / NORTHJERSEY.COM - To reduce the human health risk from high levels of mercury, PCBs and chromium in the Meadowlands, the federal government [go to article]

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