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plastic bag in tree

New Jersey moves closer to banning plastic bags – and paper ones, too

PRANSHU VERMA / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - New Jersey lawmakers moved closer Thursday to banning plastic and paper bags [go to article]
oil spill, Bound Brook

State court gives local governments power to push polluters to clean up spills

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In a case that may boost the ability of the state to force polluters to clean up spills [go to article]

With help from Trenton, Paterson looks to remake old industrial parcels

LEAH MISHKIN / NJTV NEWS - Local officials in Paterson have long dreamed of a renaissance in their gritty town [go to article]

DEP signs off on new stormwater runoff rule – very quietly

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state Department of Environmental Protection on Tuesday quietly signed a controversial new rule [go to article]
Plastic bags at Walmart

NJ moving closer to bans on plastic bags, straws and foam containers after delay

SCOTT FALLON and MEGAN BURROW / NORTHJERSEY.COM - After 15 months in legislative limbo, New Jersey lawmakers appear [go to article]
oil in water, pollution

New Jersey Appellate Division affirms municipal court jurisdiction to enforce Spill Act penalties

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW - On November 13, 2019, the Appellate Division held that the New Jersey Department of Environmental [go to article]
EV charging station

Scaling back state’s goals for electric vehicles

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - With less than two months remaining in the lame-duck Legislature, clean-energy advocates [go to article]
Menantico Creek preserve, NJCF

New Jersey to buy 1,400-acre farm in historic conservation deal

FRANK KUMMER / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has announced "one of the most [go to article]
plastic waste pile

Planned recycling panel would seek to revive depressed markets for materials

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey households are recycling less of their waste than they did a few years ago because of a decline [go to article]
Murphy, Gore at signing of offshore wind executive order

Phil Murphy wants to double offshore wind power goal for New Jersey

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Tuesday that would more than double his offshore wind [go to article]

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