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Politics & Policy

New Jersey environment, energy, electricity

Governor’s signature on key energy bills puts cap on last legislative session

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In moves that could boost New Jersey’s solar sector and offshore wind industry, Gov. Phil Murphy yesterday signed [go to article]
Excavators digging dirt

New law aims to cracks down on illegal dumping in N.J.

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - There’s a new law to deal with “dirty dirt” in the Garden State. Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed into law [go to article]

EPA takes aim at heavy trucking emissions in new initiative

JOANNA GAGIS / NJTV NEWS - The Environmental Protection Agency is rolling out the first steps of the Cleaner Trucks Initiative. The plan would tighten [go to video]
EV charging station

Aggressive program to electrify NJ transportation ready to launch today

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Gov. Phil Murphy is expected today to sign a bill viewed as one of the most comprehensive programs any state in the nation [go to article]
Harmful algae bloom

New Jersey DEP provides $13.5M to address harmful algal blooms

WATERWORLD - The NJ Department of Environmental Protection is making $13.5 million in funding available for local projects to improve water quality [go to article]
Electric cars charging

Electric vehicles may be cheaper to buy in New Jersey after incentives bill is...

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The Senate and Assembly approved a bill Monday that would give motorists a sizable rebate on a purchase or lease of an electric [go to article]

Lawmakers ink constitutionally mandated increase in open-space funding

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Assembly lawmakers gave final approval on Monday to nine bills that will provide $230 million in constitutionally mandated [go to article]
plastic bags

N.J. plastic and paper bag ban fails as lawmakers can’t agree

BRENT JOHNSON / NJ.COM - New Jersey lawmakers are still considering banning the plastic and paper bags many have used for years to carry groceries [go to article]
Liberty state park, golf course and Craven Point

Protections for Liberty State Park fail amid billionaire’s push to expand golf course into...

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - An almost two-year effort to protect Liberty State Park from major development collapsed on Monday amid lobbying efforts [go to article]
LNG liquified natural gas train

15 states oppose Trump plan to allow LNG shipments by rail

NY TIMES / AP - The attorneys general of 15 states said this week that they oppose a Trump administration proposal to allow rail shipments of liquefied natural gas [go to article]

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