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Monday, April 23, 2018

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The latest state to get serious about climate change is … New Jersey?

DAVID ROBERTS / VOX - US climate hawks have not had much to celebrate lately, with the Trump administration lurching backward and states finding it more difficult [go to article]
Offshore oil drilling rig

Phil Murphy signs bill banning offshore drilling in New Jersey

CHRISTIAN HETRICK / OBSERVER - New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill into a law on Friday to ban offshore drilling in state waters, hindering President Trump’s plan [go to article]
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State diverts $69m from VW settlement to general fund

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Roughly half of the $141 million the state will receive from settlements with Volkswagen involving air-pollution violations [go to article]
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FERC reviews its policies for approving natural-gas pipelines

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The federal government is opening a review on whether its policies governing approval of interstate natural-gas pipelines should be revamped [go to article]
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It may take more than year for New Jersey to rejoin RGGI climate pact

PHIL GREGORY / WHYY - Gov. Phil Murphy wants New Jersey to rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative [go to article]
Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey

Analysts: New Jersey’s early RGGI exit cost the state millions

ELIZABETH MCGOWAN / ENERGY NEWS NETWORK - New Jersey forfeited the opportunity to pump at least $62 million—and perhaps as much as $154 million [go to article]
PennEast Pipeline protest

New Jersey homeowners fight gas pipeline in federal court

REBECCA IBARRA / WNYC - New Jersey landowners, environmental groups and the state's attorney general continue to fight a gas pipeline that would run from eastern [go to article]
Wind energy

New Jersey rescues nukes, aids wind – and some enviros boo

ELISE YOUNG, JIM POLSON and JIM EFSTATHIOU, JR. / BLOOMBERG - New Jersey lawmakers passed a series of sweeping measures promoting emission-free power [go to article]
Governor Phil Murphy

New Jersey takes a big step toward renewable energy (and nuclear gets help, for...

NICK CORASANITI and BRAD PLUMER / NY TIMES - New Jersey significantly altered the future of its energy sector on Thursday, passing two bills [go to article]
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With little fuss or fanfare, legislature passes clean-energy bills

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In a day absent of the drama that enveloped the issues for the past few months, the Legislature gave quick and easy approval [go to article]

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