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Politics & Policy

food waste

Throwing food away — or just burning it — counts as recycling in bill...

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - America has a major food waste problem, and New Jersey is no exception [go to article]
Donald Trump

Trump’s misleading claims about his environmental record

LINDA QIU / NY TIMES - President Trump made the case Monday that he has protected the nation’s air and water in a speech filled with cherry-picked statistics [go to article]
storm drain

Lake Hopatcong’s toxic algae bloom renews fight over stormwater law derided as ‘rain tax’

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The severity of toxic algae blooms like the one affecting popular Lake Hopatcong could be minimized if more New Jersey [go to article]
asbestos

NJ joins other states in asbestos lawsuit against Trump’s EPA

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey is joining with 11 other states in claiming the federal government does not adequately regulate asbestos [go to article]
electric vehicle charging, new jersey environment news

Call on state to ensure EV development is equitable, helps poorer communities

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - If and when the state gets around to electrifying the transportation sector, it must ensure urban and low-income communities [go to article]
video

Jersey City single-use plastic bag ban goes into effect

RAVEN SANTANA / NJTV NEWS - The next time you go shopping in Jersey City, you may want to have an extra bag on hand to carry your items [go to article]
Farm on Delaware River, Warren County, NJ

DRBC in funding shortfall from three states and federal government

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Delaware River Basin Commission faces another year of short funding after New Jersey and two other basin states [go to article]
Crystal Springs Preserve, Highlands, wetlands

New law simplifies how state allocates funds to preserve open space

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a bipartisan bill that determines how the state will allocate constitutionally dedicated funds [go to article]
Superfund

Quick changes made to law on privatized cleanups at toxic waste sites

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - With unusual swiftness, the Legislature yesterday approved a bill refining the state’s privatized system of cleaning up hazardous waste sites [go to article]
RGGI new jersey

NJ ready to rejoin regional effort to curb pollution, clears another obstacle

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state yesterday cleared a path to rejoin a regional initiative on reducing climate-altering pollution from power plants [go to article]

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