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Politics & Policy

Penneast pipeline, new jersey environment news

Pipeline conflict heats up: Landowners vow to fight PennEast on eminent domain

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Tim Seggerman wanted to retire to a custom-built house in the woods of Hunterdon County where he could enjoy the rural peace [go to article]
Offshore oil drilling rig

Outrage, name-calling fuel drama at a hearing about offshore drilling

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - In one room, members of the public calmly questioned federal scientists about the ins and outs of offshore drilling [go to article]
offshore oil drilling platforms

NJ is united against offshore drilling, but will it matter?

RUSS ZIMMER / APP.COM - Nobody around here seems to want offshore oil exploration near New Jersey's coasts, but it remains to be seen if the Trump [go to article]
Exxon sign, nj environment news

N.J. court upholds Christie’s $225M Exxon settlement

SAMANTHA MARCUS / NJ.COM - A state appellate court has ruled against environmentalists seeking to tear up New Jersey's $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil [go to article]
Barnegat Bay, Bayville, New Jersey

Can stormwater utilities help NJ reduce runoff pollution?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey may take another stab at creating new utilities to deal with stormwater runoff, the state's most persistent problem fouling [go to article]
Cory Booker, NJ Environment News

N.J. leads the nation in Superfund sites. Now Cory Booker can do something about...

JONATHAN D. SALANT / NJ.COM - U.S. Sen. Cory Booker was named as the top Democrat on the subcommittee that oversees Superfund sites, of which New Jersey has more than any other state [go to article]
jersey shore, new jersey environment

Making the public welcome on New Jersey’s beaches and waterfronts

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Legislature is once again trying to guarantee the public's access to beaches and waterfronts in New Jersey [go to article]
New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton

New Jersey governor faces onslaught of lobbyists pushing pipeline project

MARK HAND / THINKPROGRESS.ORG - At the federal level, the Trump administration has adopted a no-corporate-lobbyist-left-behind hiring practice that emphasizes [go to article]
gas pipeline, new jersey environment

AG rejects PennEast offers for easements on protected lands

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey rejected offers of compensation from the PennEast Pipeline Co. for the right to build its line through [go to article]
Debbie Mans, NJDEP

Appointment of veteran environmentalist marks shift at New Jersey DEP

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - A veteran environmentalist has been tapped to be second in command of the state Department of Environmental Protection [go to article]

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