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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Politics & Policy


Murphy CVs bill forcing divestiture from companies dodging Superfund cleanups

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Gov. Phil Murphy yesterday conditionally vetoed legislation (S-1208) that would force the state to divest public-pension funds from entities [go to article]
U.S. Supreme Court

Kennedy’s retirement could clear path for Trump’s environmental rollbacks

BRAD PLUMER / NY TIMES - The retirement of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy from the Supreme Court could significantly reshape environmental law [go to article]
NJ Green Acres

Trust approves $15 million for Green Acres land acquisitions and flood property buyouts

GARDEN STATE PRESERVATION TRUST - The board of the Garden State Preservation Trust today approved $15.3 million in funding for the State Office of Green Acres [go to article]
Wind energy

Murphy request could slow development of wind farms off NJ and NY

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Gov. Phil Murphy is asking the federal government to extend the public comment period on proposed new lease sales for offshore wind [go to article]
solar, wind energy

With little fuss or fanfare, legislature passes clean-energy bills

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In a day absent of the drama that enveloped the issues for the past few months, the Legislature gave quick and easy approval [go to article]
water faucet

Newark may go to court to defend lead levels in its drinking water

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The city of Newark and the acting commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection are facing a court battle over unsafe levels [go to article]
New Jersey Environment News, climate change, Seaside, Jersey Shore

FEMA strips mention of ‘climate change’ from its strategic plan

CHRISTOPHER FLAVELLE / BLOOMBERG - The Federal Emergency Management Agency, responsible for dealing with the effects of disasters like hurricanes and floods [go to article]
Tractor trailer

They’re called ‘gliders,’ and they are big polluters. N.J. wants them off the roads

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - Keep those "super-polluting" trucks off the road: New Jersey's air is dirty enough. That's the message that the Murphy administration [go to article]  
new jersey environment news, Trump

State of the Union: Trump glorifies coal, shuts eyes to climate risks

JOHN H. CUSHMAN JR. / INSIDECLIMATE NEWS - It was a distinct irony to hear President Donald Trump open his State of the Union address by reciting [go to article]
new jersey environment news, Trump

Trump’s new ocean policy focused more on economy, less on environment

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - The fate of the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Action Plan, which took years to develop and was starting to be used by government [go to article]

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