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Politics & Policy

Pruitt, EPA

NJ environmental advocates say Pruitt departure won’t change Trump’s bid to weaken laws

JAMES M. O'NEILL / NORTHJERSEY.COM - While elated to see Scott Pruitt step down Thursday as head of the Environmental Protection Agency [go to article]
Plastic bag in lake

Lawmakers look to divert funds before state has money in hand

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Legislature is poised today to impose a 5-cent fee on single-use carry-out bags, but the money may not end up in a lead abatement program [go to article]
Governor Phil Murphy

5 early environmental tests for Phil Murphy that will affect NJ families

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Gov. Phil Murphy rode into office this year with endorsements from major environmental groups amid promises to reverse [go to article]
Cory Booker, nj environment newsvideo

Booker bill takes aim at environmental injustices

DAVID CRUZ / NJTV NEWS - In the shadow of Route 280, which cuts across Newark like an ugly scar [go to article]
electric plug icon

N.J. sets ‘aggressive’ 2 GW storage target by 2030

PETER MALONEY / UTILITYDIVE.COM - New Jersey has adopted an energy storage goal, becoming the fifth state with some form of energy storage target [go to article]
NJ Environment News, Murphy

Environmental predictions under Governor Murphy

MARTY M. JUDGE and MITCHELL H. KIZNER / NJ LAW JOURNAL - On Jan. 16, Phillip Murphy will be sworn in as the next governor of New Jersey. As a Democrat [go to article]
oil in water, pollution

New Jersey Appellate Division affirms municipal court jurisdiction to enforce Spill Act penalties

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW - On November 13, 2019, the Appellate Division held that the New Jersey Department of Environmental [go to article]
Wind energy turbine construction workers

Bill to restart Fishermen’s Energy offshore wind farm advances

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - A bill to restart the Fishermen’s Energy wind farm project for the ocean off Atlantic City passed an Assembly committee [go to article]
new jersey solar power, wind energy

This is what you can expect from NJ’s revised energy master plan

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Look for dramatic revisions, given that when the governor ordered state officials to overhaul the plan, he emphasized [go to article]
new jersey environment news, Trump

Building NJ barrier against Trump team’s rollback of environmental rules

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey lawmakers are looking to blunt the effects of the Trump administration’s rollback of federal environmental protections by enshrining [go to article]

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