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pinelands, new jersey

Governor’s race 2017 could lead to a greener New Jersey

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey’s next governor is likely to reverse course on many environmental and energy policies [go to article]

Newark council embraces $120M loan to replace lead service pipes

BRENDA FLANAGAN / NJTV NEWS - Amid residents’ questions about costs and process, the Newark City Council on Tuesday preliminary approved a plan [go to article]
Murphy announces fracking ban

Environmental allies of NJ governor say he should do more

MIKE CATALINI / AP / PHILLY.COM — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy needs to do more to make good on promises to help the environment, a group of environmental groups [go to article]

Sustained, severe cuts equal setbacks at NJ Department of Environmental Protection

KELLY MOOIJ / TAP INTO - Long-term budget and staff cuts have severely [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]
jersey shore dunes, new jersey environment

1981 shore protection plan to get update to match today’s realities

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - After nearly four decades, the Legislature is taking a look at updating the 1981 Shore Protection Plan [go to article]
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Murphy’s veto means chemical plant can’t get back into the toxic waste business …...

BILL GALLO, JR. / NJ.COM - Gov. Phil Murphy has conditionally vetoed a bill that would have allowed large-scale processing of hazardous wastewater to resume [go to article]
electric vehicle charging, new jersey environment news

Another regional initiative, this one for zero-emission vehicles

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Christie administration shunned regional collaborations with neighboring states to fight climate change [go to article]
plastic waste pile

Planned recycling panel would seek to revive depressed markets for materials

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey households are recycling less of their waste than they did a few years ago because of a decline [go to article]
solar, wind energy

Lawmakers want to know how much customers will pay to fund clean energy

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Legislators are beginning to worry about just how much it will cost utility customers to finance the Murphy administration’s ambitious clean-energy [go to article]

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