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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Politics & Policy

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Federal move could undermine Murphy clean-energy policies

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - With two new laws this spring promoting nuclear and clean energy the Murphy administration moved aggressively to combat climate change [go to article]
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Praise and concern over NJ’s plan to sue over pollution

MIKE CATALINI / AP / U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT - New Jersey's new push to sue people and companies responsible for pollution has environmental groups [go to article]
Ocean City flooded by winter storm, jersey shore

After New Jersey floods, rebuild or retreat?

SCIENCE FRIDAY / NPR - It’s a common tale. Homeowners affected by flooding receive insurance money and rebuild their homes, only to have yet another flood strike [listen to audio]
Governor Phil Murphy

With lawsuits, New Jersey signals tougher stance on the environment

MARIANA ALFARO and RICK ROJAS / NY TIMES - New Jersey officials announced on Wednesday that they were pursuing several lawsuits targeting former industrial sites [go to article]
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N.J. to fight Trump’s rollback of pollution standards for cars

JONATHAN D. SALANT / NJ.COM - New Jersey officials will try to block President Donald Trump's proposed rollback of automobile mileage and emission standards [go to article]

Editorial: A reckless scheme on auto emissions

NEW YORK TIMES - The Trump administration’s decision to try to weaken President Barack Obama’s landmark 2012 agreement to increase fuel efficiency [go to article]
Tractor trailer

EPA tried to ease rule on truck pollution but backs off … for now

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Reversing course, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has decided against blocking enforcement of a new rule aimed [go to article]
solar energy, new jersey

NJ to allow lower-income residents to tap into solar energy

JOE CUTTER / NJ 101.5 - New Jersey is rapidly moving ahead with a plan to bring the benefits of solar energy to urban and low-income residents [go to article]
offshore wind turbine installation

Wind farms at the Jersey Shore – state outlines a critical rule

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state yesterday proposed a funding mechanism to develop offshore wind, one of the first concrete steps [go to article]
Wind turbines in fog

BPU proposes offshore wind credit program

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities proposed a rule Wednesday to create an offshore wind funding [go to article]

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