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offshore oil drilling platforms

Jersey to Trump: If you’re banning oil drilling off Florida coast, ban it here...

JONATHAN D. SALANT / NJ.COM - If Florida's coasts are off-limits to oil drilling, so should the Jersey Shore, according to the entire 14-member Garden State [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]
U.S. Capitol

Three Republicans join climate change caucus

JOHN BOWDEN / THE HILL - Three House Republicans have joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers dedicated to addressing the threat posed by climate change [go to article]
cigarette butt on beach

Gov. Phil Murphy signs NJ beach smoking ban with $250 fine

MIKE DAVIS / APP.COM - Say goodbye to cigarette butts in the sand! Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed into law a revision [go to article]
new jersey environment, water, stream

N.J. enlists in fight against Trump to protect clean water

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - The Garden State is going to court over the Trump administration's efforts to rollback Obama-era water protections [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]
Electric cars charging

Coalition gets antsy, urges rebate program for electric vehicles

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Hoping to jump-start the state’s efforts to electrify its transportation system, a coalition of organizations is urging [go to article]
Electric car charger

NJ to join clean car initiative, as EPA eases fuel-economy standards

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - It looks like New Jersey is lining up with other states to fight the Trump administration over its steps to weaken tough rules [go to article]
new jersey environment, water, stream, Frenchtown

Upgraded classifications for 750 miles of NJ’s rivers and streams

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - For the first time in more than a decade, the state is significantly upgrading protections for 749 miles of rivers and streams [go to article]
water drop

Where are NJ’s new chemical rules? Enviros accuse DEP of more foot-dragging on PFAS

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Environmentalists are urging state officials to speed up regulation of two toxic chemicals that have been recommended for tight new health limits [go to article]

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