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offshore wind turbine installation

N.J. Assembly green-lights wind energy incentive bill

BETSY LILLIAN / NORTH AMERICAN WINDPOWER - A bill aimed at providing incentives for companies exploring wind energy development cleared the full New Jersey Assembly [go to article]
Gov. Phil Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal

NJ environmental law’s top 10 of 2019

LEWIS GOLDSHORE / NJ ENVIRONMENT NEWS - During 2019 the Murphy administration’s environmental agenda took shape and sharper focus [go to article]
pipeline, new jersey environment

NJ files in federal court to stop Penneast from condemning protected land

TOM JOHNSON / NJ ENVIRONMENT - Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has filed a motion to block PennEast Pipeline Co. from condemning over 20 properties acquired [go to article]
climate change, UN

Breaking with Trump, N.J. buys into Paris Climate Accord

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - President Donald Trump may not think much of the Paris Climate Accord, but that's not stopping New Jersey [go to article]
new jersey environment news, highlands

Gov. Phil Murphy dumps Chris Christie’s septic plan for Highlands

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Gov. Phil Murphy's administration is officially dumping a plan made by his predecessor that would have allowed more development [go to article]
new jersey environment, water, stream

Trump Administration rolls back clean water protections

LISA FRIEDMAN and CORAL DAVENPORT / NY TIMES - The Trump administration on Thursday announced the repeal of a major Obama-era clean water regulation [go to article]
water, NJ environment news

Panel recommends $400m bond issue to shore up NJ’s water infrastructure

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A joint legislative panel is recommending the state pass a $400 million bond issue to begin addressing New Jersey’s aging water infrastructure [go to article]
Energy efficient insulation

Energy-efficiency conundrum: Will clean energy cost electric utilities money?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - What’s not to like about cutting customers’ electric and gas bills by government mandate to curb [go to article]
Exxon, Paulsboro

N.J. is ‘bringing the hammer down’ on Exxon again, accusing oil giant of dumping...

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - New Jersey isn’t done with Exxon just yet. Nearly three and a half years after settling with ExxonMobil for the largest [go to article]
solar, wind energy

Moving NJ to a clean-energy economy: At what speed, at what price?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - With a bill ramping up the state's reliance on renewable energy working its way through the Legislature, advocates and officials clashed [go to article]

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