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sewer grate, new jersey

NJ bill derided as a ‘rain tax’ is law. Here’s what it really is...

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Towns and counties will have the power to impose fees on property owners to pay for upgrades to antiquated [go to article]
jersey shore dunes, new jersey environment

Assembly panel approves latest version of waterfront access bill

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey is moving closer to enshrining in state law the public-trust doctrine, a common-law principle that ensures [go to article]

FEMA says N.J. stormwater rule won’t do enough to stem flooding

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - The federal government has said New Jersey’s proposed rules to manage stormwater runoff don’t do enough to stem flooding [go to article]

NJ attorney general ramps up efforts to hold polluters accountable

JOANNA GAGIS / NJTV NEWS - The state’s dropping the hammer on ExxonMobil, at least that’s how Attorney General Gurbir Grewal characterized the six-count suit [go to article]

Why has the DEP failed to rank NJ’s polluted sites?

NJTV NEWS - A decade ago the State Department of Environmental Protection agreed to rank its most contaminated sites to make sure the most toxic of them remained a state [go to article]
Flooded sign

FEMA knocks state plan to lessen stormwater runoff problems

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has faulted the state’s new rules to manage stormwater runoff — the single biggest [go to article]
jersey shore, new jersey, coast

New Jersey trying to write public waterways access into law

AP / NEW JERSEY 101.5 - Governments as far back as the Roman Empire have recognized it, but New Jersey is trying to enshrine in law the public's right [go to article]

Murphy pushes smaller, wider brownfields tax incentives plan

DAVID CRUZ / NJTV NEWS - Gov. Phil Murphy’s carefully-orchestrated budget-promoting events are serving as a good showcase for his toastmaster skills [go to article]
Camden, New Jersey

Redevelopment conference stresses community involvement, equity

DONNA LIU / CIVICSTORY - A performance by spoken word artist Sean Battle invoked “U-N-I-T-Y” as a theme of the 2019 Conference of New Jersey Future [go to article]
Salem Nuclear Power Plant

Arguments heat up as PSEG fights for state to subsidize nuclear plants

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - PSEG’s threat to shut down its plants unless it “gets every penny’’ of a proposed $300 million ratepayer subsidy is “effectively holding [go to article]

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