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Monday, July 15, 2019

Politics & Policy

Farm, New Jersey Environment News

The state is giving away thousands of trees. Here’s how to get yours.

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - Get your green thumbs ready: Spring is here and New Jersey is giving 90,000 young trees away for free [go to article]
Pruitt, EPA

Scott Pruitt is slowly strangling the EPA

UMAIR IRFAN / VOX - The mandate of the head of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and enforce environmental regulations [go to article]
Exxon sign, nj environment news

Phil Murphy administration plans to take $125M from Exxon settlement to balance budget

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - In a move environmentalists likened to a betrayal, Gov. Phil Murphy plans to divert more than half of a controversial $225 million settlement [go to article]
new jersey environment, recycling, plastic

Plastic bag ban: Will Phil Murphy get involved in NJ?

RUSS ZIMMER / APP.COM - A prospective ban or fee for plastic grocery bags – one that would assess a 5-cent per bag charge on shoppers – could represent [go to article]
oil in water, pollution

New Jersey looks to $50m bond issue to fund stormwater management

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey may finally be coming up with some financing to tackle one of its most expensive and intractable pollution problems [go to article]
NJ Environmental issues

10 of New Jersey’s toughest environmental risks

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - As the most densely populated state in the U.S., with one of the oldest industrial bases and highest number [go to article]
deflated balloon

All hail the mighty balloon lobby

MICHAEL WATERS / THE OUTLINE - In New Jersey, the top lobbying spenders are from the following industries: energy, healthcare, insurance, and... balloons [go to article]
Barnegat Bay, Bayville, New Jersey

Can stormwater utilities help NJ reduce runoff pollution?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey may take another stab at creating new utilities to deal with stormwater runoff, the state's most persistent problem fouling [go to article]
jersey shore dunes, new jersey environment

New Jersey lawmakers recalling Roman empire in beach fight

WAYNE PARRY / AP / WASHINGTON POST - New Jersey lawmakers are reaching back to the Roman empire in their latest effort to guarantee public access [go to article]
Smokestacks

NJ may sign on with U.S. climate alliance to curb carbon pollution

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey may soon be joining an alliance to combat global warming, working cooperatively with 13 other states to achieve [go to article]

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