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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Politics & Policy

offshore wind energy, new jersey environment news

Good news for offshore wind: Both gubernatorial candidates back it

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - For the first time in years, offshore wind projects may be a realistic part [go to article]

Lawmakers hear about climate change and how to mitigate its effects

MICHAEL HILL / NJTV NEWS - A joint legislative committee heard the impact of climate change and ways to mitigate it from invited speakers. Board of Public Utilities [go to article]
Pruitt, EPA

E.P.A. threatens to stop funding Justice Dept. environmental work

CHARLIE SAVAGE / NEW YORK TIMES - Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator who has aggressively pushed to dismantle [go to article]
Plastic bags at Walmart

Lawmakers plan to ban plastic carryout bags, straws, food containers

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state is looking to adopt one of the nation’s most far-reaching bills to address pollution caused from plastic waste [go to article]
pipeline, new jersey environment

FERC reviews its policies for approving natural-gas pipelines

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The federal government is opening a review on whether its policies governing approval of interstate natural-gas pipelines should be revamped [go to article]
NJ Environmental issues

10 of New Jersey’s toughest environmental risks

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - As the most densely populated state in the U.S., with one of the oldest industrial bases and highest number [go to article]
jersey shore dunes, new jersey environment

Assembly panel approves latest version of waterfront access bill

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey is moving closer to enshrining in state law the public-trust doctrine, a common-law principle that ensures [go to article]
pipeline, new jersey environment

Hunterdon files in federal court against PennEast Pipeline

TAPINTO.NET - Hunterdon County has filed in Federal Court to oppose the PennEast pipeline. The proposed $1 billion PennEast pipeline [go to article]
Pruitt, EPA

How Pruitt’s EPA is delaying, weakening and repealing air pollution rules

MARIANNE LAVELLE / INSIDECLIMATE NEWS - It is a seemingly pro-environment promise in an administration with almost none of them [go to article]
new jersey environment news, Trump

Pallone will investigate Trump team over environmental rollbacks

RUSS ZIMMER / APP.COM - U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone intends to launch investigations into the Trump administration's handling of Obama-era environmental initiatives [go to article]

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