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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Politics & Policy

Murphy announces fracking ban

Climate change in NJ: Grading Phil Murphy’s first year

RUSS ZIMMER / APP.COM - Inch by inch, over the next several decades, the Atlantic Ocean is going to claim more of the barrier islands and low-lying coastal areas [go to article]
Solar Panels

Solar energy for the less well-off in NJ: A pilot program is approved

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state yesterday approved a pilot program aimed at making solar energy available to low- and moderate-income households, a policy [go to article]
water drop

Where are NJ’s new chemical rules? Enviros accuse DEP of more foot-dragging on PFAS

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Environmentalists are urging state officials to speed up regulation of two toxic chemicals that have been recommended for tight new health limits [go to article]
new jersey environment news, water treatment

How the Clean Water Act fixed the Delaware River’s pollution problem

SUSAN PHILLIPS / WHYY - President Donald Trump came into office promising to roll back environmental regulations. Last year, he boasted about his actions at a conference [go to article]
nj environment news, cars in traffic

N.J. is cashing in for $5M thanks to a settlement over alleged emissions fraud...

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - A major carmaker has been hit with big penalties for an alleged emissions cheating operation, and that means money in the bank [go to article]
new jersey environment news, water

Governor stresses unsafe lead levels in NJ water but offers no quick fixes

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Gov. Phil Murphy yesterday said it is time to focus on New Jersey’s aging water infrastructure, a problem most dramatically underscore [go to article]

The biggest war on plastic is in New Jersey and bags, straws may not...

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The global push to ban everyday plastic products that litter oceans and waterways has no greater fight in the U.S. in 2019 [go to article]
Offshore oil drilling rig

Trump wants to drill off the Jersey Shore. N.J. lawmakers are moving to block...

JONATHAN D. SALANT / NJ.COM - Rep. Frank Palllone Jr., the new chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is once again pushing to ban oil and gas drilling [go to article]
sewer grate, new jersey

Green groups: Proposed overhaul of stormwater rules doesn’t go far enough

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state is proposing to overhaul one of the most contentious rules adopted by the Christie administration, but critics say it falls short [go to article]
new jersey solar power, wind energy

Is business buying into Murphy’s clean-energy goals? Looks like it

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey’s state’s environmental community has bought into the Murphy administration’s goal of having 100 percent clean energy [go to article]

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