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Saturday, February 24, 2018


new jersey environment, recycling, plastic

Plastic bag ban: Will Phil Murphy get involved in NJ?

RUSS ZIMMER / APP.COM - A prospective ban or fee for plastic grocery bags – one that would assess a 5-cent per bag charge on shoppers – could represent [go to article]
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EPA official: Government must plan for climate change

MICHAEL BIESECKER / AP / NJ HERALD — A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency program responsible for cleaning up the nation's [go to article]
Hackensack River, NJ Environment News

Despite urging from feds, NJ has not asked for Hackensack River Superfund status

JAMES M. O'NEILL / NORTHJERSEY.COM - When Bill Sheehan, the Hackensack Riverkeeper, petitioned federal officials to declare the dangerously contaminated Hackensack River [go to article]
Bound Brook flood, Hurricane Irene, new jersey

Watchdog to investigate flood risks to Superfund sites

MICHAEL BIESECKER and JASON DEAREN / AP / NJ HERALD - A federal government watchdog agency will investigate the threats from flooding [go to article]
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More than 300 toxic Superfund sites threatened by climate change

WEATHER CHANNEL / AP - Nearly 2 million people in the U.S. live within a mile of 327 Superfund sites in areas prone to flooding or vulnerable to sea-level rise [go to article]
air pollution, smokestack

NJ puts new rule in place to limit air pollution from soot

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state yesterday adopted a rule that aims to keep New Jersey in compliance with [go to article]
new jersey environment news, pollution, oil refinery

As gas companies prepare pollution settlements, New Jersey voters limit how they can be...

DANIEL C. VOCK / GOVERNING - New Jersey is likely on the cusp of receiving hundreds of millions of dollars from companies [go to article]
new jersey environment, pollution, epa, superfund

Voters have chance to dedicate polluter’s dollars to environmental clean up

STEVE LENOX / TAP INTO PLAINFIELD - While the New Jersey governor’s race may be the marquee statewide matchup on the November 7th ballot [go to article]
new jersey environment news, water quality

Editorial: Clean air and water should be a civil right

TIMES OF TRENTON - If we needed any more evidence that the Trump Administration is hell bent on reversing long-fought gains [go to article]
new jersey environment news, climate change

Opinion: Environmental justice is key aspect of climate-change policy

NICKY SHEATS / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has produced evidence that suggests [go to article]

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