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new jersey environment news, water quality

What happened to New Jersey’s drinking-water watchdog?

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey environmentalists are pressing the Department of Environmental Protection to explain why a scientific panel [go to article]
PennEast Pipeline protest

DEP pushes back again on PennEast Pipeline

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state Department of Environmental Protection has shut the door again on a bid by PennEast Pipeline to obtain crucial permits [go to article]
oil spill, Bound Brook

State court gives local governments power to push polluters to clean up spills

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In a case that may boost the ability of the state to force polluters to clean up spills [go to article]
New Jersey meadowlands

Gov. Phil Murphy says review of proposed Meadowlands power plant still in early stages

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Gov. Phil Murphy remained noncommittal Thursday on whether he supports or disapproves of a proposed gas-fired power plant [go to article]
NJ Environment News, Murphy

Gov. Murphy plays to N.J. environmentalists from day one

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Imagine this: A governor talking about the sad reality of climate change, investing aggressively in renewable energy [go to article]
Empower New Jersey protest

Unhappy enviros blast Murphy’s draft Energy Master Plan

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Murphy administration’s draft Energy Master Plan falls far short of achieving its goals to curb climate-changing pollution [go to article]
pipeline, new jersey environment news

Sharp divisions over nuclear, natural gas in state’s new energy plan

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - If New Jersey is going to achieve a 100 percent clean-energy future, it must stop investing in fossil-fuel infrastructure projects [go to article]
Liberty state park, golf course and Craven Point

Protections for Liberty State Park fail amid billionaire’s push to expand golf course into...

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - An almost two-year effort to protect Liberty State Park from major development collapsed on Monday amid lobbying efforts [go to article]
nj environment news, cars in traffic

N.J. to fight Trump’s rollback of pollution standards for cars

JONATHAN D. SALANT / NJ.COM - New Jersey officials will try to block President Donald Trump's proposed rollback of automobile mileage and emission standards [go to article]
Beach replenishment

Coastal conservation plan sparks fight over sand

THOMAS FRANK / E&E NEWS / SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN - A Trump administration proposal to vastly expand federal conservation land along the East Coast [go to article]

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