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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Politics & Policy

sewer grate, new jersey

Green groups: Proposed overhaul of stormwater rules doesn’t go far enough

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state is proposing to overhaul one of the most contentious rules adopted by the Christie administration, but critics say it falls short [go to article]
Governor Phil Murphy

Phil Murphy reverses Chris Christie again, and green groups are beaming

BRENT JOHNSON and MATT ARCO / NJ.COM - Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday reversed yet another policy put in place by his Republican predecessor, Chris Christie [go to article]
nj environment news, cars in traffic

E.P.A. readies plan to weaken rules that require cars to be cleaner

HIROKO TABUCHI, BRAD PLUMER and CORAL DAVENPORT / NY TIMES - The Trump administration has drafted a new set of regulations on planet-warming emissions [go to article]
offshore wind energy, new jersey environment news

Good news for offshore wind: Both gubernatorial candidates back it

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - For the first time in years, offshore wind projects may be a realistic part [go to article]
new jersey environment news, water

Governor stresses unsafe lead levels in NJ water but offers no quick fixes

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Gov. Phil Murphy yesterday said it is time to focus on New Jersey’s aging water infrastructure, a problem most dramatically underscore [go to article]
Camden rowhouses

Environmental justice should be at core of Murphy administration

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Murphy administration needs to focus on the disproportionate impacts of pollution and contamination on poor urban communities [go to article]
electric vehicle charging station

NJ efforts to roll out zero-emission vehicles taking back seat to other initiatives?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Are New Jersey’s efforts to electrify its transportation sector, a policy widely endorsed by a diverse coalition of advocates [go to article]
Pruitt, EPA

Scott Pruitt plans to radically alter how clean air standards are set

NICHOLAS KUSNETZ / INSIDECLIMATE NEWS - EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said Thursday he wants to radically revise how basic, health-based national air quality [go to article]
Murphy announces fracking ban

NJ governor wants full fracking ban in the Delaware River Basin

DAVID LEVINSKY / THE INTELLIGENCER - Gov. Phil Murphy voiced his strong support for a full ban on hydraulic gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin [go to article]
Bound Brook flood, Hurricane Irene, new jersey

Flood policy standoff tests Democrats’ promise of climate action

CHRISTOPHER FLAVELLE and DAVID SCHULTZ / BLOOMBERG - A Congressional deadlock over flood insurance highlights the difficulty of enacting [go to article]

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