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new jersey solar power, wind energy

Measure approved to reduce global warming, but some doubt it has teeth

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Despite protests from some environmentalists, lawmakers approved a bill yesterday that aims to ensure New Jersey [go to article]
New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton

Private partners to fund overdue energy upgrades at government facilities?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - With an aging, and often obsolete energy infrastructure in government-owned facilities in New Jersey, lawmakers [go to article]
solar, wind energy

Lawmakers embrace goal of a fossil-fuel free New Jersey by 2050

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state yesterday took a first, if only tentative, step toward phasing out its reliance on fossil fuels — an action that nevertheless [go to article]
Salem Nuclear Power Plant

New Jersey’s $300 Million Nuclear power bailout is facing a court challenge. Does it...

TALIA BUFORD / PROPUBLICA - When the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved $300 million in subsidies last month for nuclear plants operated [go to article]

Pa., N.J., and Del. governors meet in Philadelphia, commit to health of Delaware River

FRANK KUMMER / PHILLY.COM - For the first time in two decades, the governors of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware gathered in one room to commit [go to article]
firefighting foam

N.J. accuses chemical giants of selling toxic firefighting foam despite knowing health risks

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - Sometimes fighting a fire takes more than water. Firefighters across New Jersey — particularly those [go to article]
Frank Pallone

Pallone aims for complete ban on asbestos, blocking new EPA rule

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone yesterday vowed to press ahead with a bill that would fully ban asbestos use, a step aimed [go to article]
Plastic bag in tree

Another push for NJ ban on plastic bags and, maybe, paper bags too

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey is inching toward another run at banning single-use plastic bags, and paper bags may get caught up in the prohibition [go to article]
jersey shore dunes, new jersey environment

Governor signs law that strengthens public access to beaches

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - With Gov. Phil Murphy’s signature, the state has broadened the public’s access to beaches and waterfront areas [go to article]
Plastic bags at Walmart

New Jersey may ban all bags at supermarkets — no paper or plastic

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - Last summer, New Jersey was on the verge of becoming a national leader in efforts to curb the use of plastic bags and cutback on plastic waste [go to article]

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