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plastic bags

NJ lawmakers renew debate over banning single-use shopping bags

DAVID LEVINSKY / BURLINGTON COUNTY TIMES - Is a thicker plastic shopping bag preferable to a thin one? That was a question posed to New Jersey lawmakers [go to article]
pipeline, new jersey environment news

Federal regulator supports gas pipeline builder in appeal to SCOTUS

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In a step viewed as bolstering the PennEast natural gas pipeline, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday [go to article]
NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal

New Jersey says new chemical plant rules endanger communities

BLAKE NELSON / NJ.COM - New Jersey has joined a coalition of states suing the federal government over a rule change they say will make communities more vulnerable [go to article]
Governor Murphy unveils Energy Master Plan

New Jersey takes first step toward reducing greenhouse gases under Murphy energy plan

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled his much-anticipated energy master plan on Monday, echoing his prior calls to drastically reduce [go to article]
Flood damage, Mantoloking after Hurricane Sandy

With 130-mile coast, New Jersey marks a first in climate change fight

TRACEY TULLY / NY TIMES - New Jersey will become the first state to require that builders take into account the impact of climate change, including rising sea levels [go to article]
Lead water pipe under construction, Newark

Senate panel advances bills on lead service lines, water infrastructure upgrades

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A Senate panel approved five bills designed to advance state efforts to reduce the public’s exposure to lead in drinking water [go to article]
sewer drainage pipe in stream

EPA is letting cities dump more raw sewage into rivers for years to come

CHRISTOPHER FLAVELLE / NY TIMES - The Environmental Protection Agency has made it easier for cities to keep dumping raw sewage into rivers by letting [go to article]
Stream waterfall, Nishisakawick Creek, Frenchtown, NJ

Trump repeals key elements of Clean Water Act

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Trump administration yesterday finalized repeal of key provisions of the Clean Water Act, stripping away protections [go to article]
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]

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