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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Politics & Policy


Murphy targeting all lead service lines for replacement over next decade

BRENDA FLANAGAN / NJTV NEWS - On Thursday, Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled a sweeping agenda designed to eliminate New Jersey’s lead contamination problem in 10 years [go to article]
Meadowlands power plant protestors

After months of prodding, Murphy says he doesn’t want huge Meadowlands power plant project

BRENT JOHNSON and MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - A controversial proposal for a massive power plant in the Meadowlands [go to article]
PennEast Pipeline protest

DEP pushes back again on PennEast Pipeline

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state Department of Environmental Protection has shut the door again on a bid by PennEast Pipeline to obtain crucial permits [go to article]
nj environment news, cars in traffic

NJ in new regional effort to cap vehicle emissions

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In what could amount to the most significant regional effort yet to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, 12 states have issued a draft policy [go to article]
new jersey environment news, air pollution

New Jersey scores clean-air victory in pollution battle versus Trump administration

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - States whose air pollution blows into New Jersey and contributes to high smog levels will not be able to delay making cuts [go to article]
Electric car charger

If electric car charging spots were as common as Wawa more people would drive...

LARRY HIGGS / NJ.COM - Electric cars that once ruled the road when autos were in their infancy in the early twentieth century could be poised [go to article]
electric vehicle charging station

New state effort to ramp up electric vehicle usage

TOM JOHNSON / NJ ENVIRONMENT - The state is moving to tackle one of its toughest climate action goals: putting 330,000 electric vehicles [go to article]
piping plover

NJ joins court fight to stop Trump Administration from weakening wildlife protections

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - For the second time in a week, New Jersey is joining with other states to challenge the Trump administration’s latest rollback [go to article]
solar energy, new jersey

Developers line up to take part in solar program for low- and moderate-income communities

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A pilot program to expand the availability of solar energy to low- and moderate-income households is proving to be immensely attractive [go to article]
Bound Brook flood, Hurricane Irene, new jersey

New Jersey has bought 700 flood-prone houses – but none along the shore

NBC NY 4 - New Jersey says it has bought its 700th home under a program to acquire and demolish houses in flood-prone areas [go to article]

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