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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Pollution

Pruitt, EPA

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]
plastic bag in tree

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]
New Jersey meadowlands

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]
nj environment news, cars in traffic

E.P.A. readies plan to weaken rules that require cars to be cleaner

HIROKO TABUCHI, BRAD PLUMER and CORAL DAVENPORT / NY TIMES - The Trump administration has drafted a new set of regulations on planet-warming emissions [go to article]
new jersey environment news, air pollution

Why is it so hazy? Partly pollution, and it’s making it harder for some...

KAITLYN KANZIER / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Ever drive along the Garden State Parkway and wonder why, on a sunny day, you can't see the New York City skyline [go to article]
new jersey factory

It causes ‘sunburn for the lungs.’ It’s getting worse in N.J.

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - There's good and bad news about the quality of New Jersey's air. Fewer areas in the Garden State are suffering from pollution [go to article]
delaware bay, new jersey environment

Will Murphy let company dump treated wastewater into Delaware River?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - At one time, the sprawling 1,455-acre DuPont Chambers Work facility was the largest commercial wastewater treatment plant [go to article]
smokestacks billowing smoke

New Jersey’s air so bad that breathing it could be dangerous to your health

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - New Jersey’s air continues to be among the most polluted in the nation, with a large swath of the state receiving failing grades [go to article]

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