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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Politics & Policy

Drinking water

Declare state of emergency over Newark water crisis, lawmaker begs Murphy

KAREN YI and MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - A state lawmaker is calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to declare a state of emergency in Newark as the city’s escalating [go to article]

Lead crisis in Newark grows, as bottled water distribution is bungled

NICK CORASANITI, COREY KILGANNON and JOHN SCHWARTZ / NY TIMES - A growing crisis over lead contamination in drinking water gripped Newark [go to article]
plastic waste pile

Amid crisis, lawmakers take fresh look at N.J.’s recycling system

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state Legislature on Thursday looked to examine ways to fix the state’s recycling system, now in such a crisis [go to article]
new jersey environment news, air pollution

NJ challenges weaker rule on emissions from coal-fired power plants

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey joined with 21 other states, along with several cities, in challenging a new rule adopted by the Trump administration [go to article]
Penneast pipeline, new jersey environment news

Lawmakers, advocates urge DEP to reject permits for PennEast pipeline

NJTV NEWS - The battle is still brewing over the controversial PennEast Pipeline. Lawmakers and environmental advocates Tuesday [go to article]
Murphy announces fracking ban

Phil Murphy the environmental crusader? Critics say his actions don’t make the grade

DUSTIN RACIOPPI and SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - In June, Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration denied permits to a controversial pipeline [go to article]
new jersey environment, water, stream

Critics warn federal proposal could hinder states from protecting waterways

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The federal Environmental Protection Agency is moving to streamline a section of the Clean Water Act that states [go to article]
PennEast Pipeline protest

PennEast: Environmentalists step up opposition to natural gas pipeline

MIKE DEAK / MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - PennEast has officially resubmitted its application to the state Department of Environmental Protection for a permit [go to article]

Show of force by critics of draft energy master plan, frustration grows

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey needs a bold and aggressive plan to tackle climate change, but the Murphy administration’s draft energy master plan [go to article]
Newark, NJ environment news

What is black carbon? And will New Jersey be able to reduce its impact...

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Dark clouds of soot that spew from diesel-fueled trucks and coal-fired power plants had for years been a major reason [go to article]

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