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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Politics & Policy

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Does rain tax have a chance of taming state’s stormwater runoff?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - It’s been a system that has been used by most states to deal with an issue that has vexed policymakers in New Jersey for years [go to article]
NJ Green Acres

Trust approves $15 million for Green Acres land acquisitions and flood property buyouts

GARDEN STATE PRESERVATION TRUST - The board of the Garden State Preservation Trust today approved $15.3 million in funding for the State Office of Green Acres [go to article]
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Murphy kills Liberty State Park marina proposal

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - A controversial proposal to build a high-end marina in a tranquil area of Liberty State Park has been shot down by Gov. Phil Murphy's [go to article]
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Murphy’s veto means chemical plant can’t get back into the toxic waste business …...

BILL GALLO, JR. / NJ.COM - Gov. Phil Murphy has conditionally vetoed a bill that would have allowed large-scale processing of hazardous wastewater to resume [go to article]
NJ Environmental issues

10 of New Jersey’s toughest environmental risks

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - As the most densely populated state in the U.S., with one of the oldest industrial bases and highest number [go to article]
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N.J. sets ‘aggressive’ 2 GW storage target by 2030

PETER MALONEY / UTILITYDIVE.COM - New Jersey has adopted an energy storage goal, becoming the fifth state with some form of energy storage target [go to article]
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Murphy signing radically alters NJ’s energy policies, protects nuclear

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Gov. Phil Murphy yesterday signed bills to dramatically overhaul New Jersey’s energy policies while ensuring nuclear power [go to article]
Salem Nuclear Power Plant

Phil Murphy signs controversial nuclear bailout hiking your energy costs

BRENT JOHNSON and MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday signed a controversial law designed to rescue New Jersey's struggling [go to article]
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New Jersey BPU weighs impact of rejoining Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

KEVIN RANDOLPH / DAILY ENERGY INSIDER - The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) recently voted to begin an economic analysis to assess the costs and benefits [go to article]
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Shore towns ban plastic bags, say they dirty beaches, hurt wildlife

FRANK KUMMER / PHILLY.COM - Bob Schoelkopf took a hose and sprayed down a gray seal pup that remained quiet as two other seals bellowed [go to article]

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