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Sunday, January 29, 2023

Politics & Policy

plastic bag in tree

Law that would put 5-cent fee on plastic, paper bags up in air as...

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - It was only a single line-item veto in a $37.4 billion state budget, but it has fueled speculation over the fate of a controversial bill [go to article]
Bound Brook flood, Hurricane Irene, new jersey

New flood control systems could make New Jersey town too pricey for current residents

ROBERT BENINCASA / NPR - As part of NPR's investigation into inequities in federal disaster aid, we are visiting Bound Brook, N.J. It has a new taxpayer-funded flood [go to article]
new jersey environment, water, stream

Cheers – and some caution – for reclassification of NJ’s rivers and streams

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state’s plan to upgrade hundreds of miles of New Jersey’s rivers and streams with new protections to preserve water quality [go to article]
plastic bag floats in ocean

Another chance for plastic, paper bag ban?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A last-ditch bid to salvage a proposed statewide ban on single-use plastic and paper bags, as well as other plastics, inched forward [go to article]

Banning balloon releases? Up, up, away and a $500 fine, please

DINO FLAMMIA / NJ 101.5 - This Monmouth County city could become the latest along the Jersey Shore to ban the intentional release of balloons into the air [go to article]
energy, lightbulbs, green, new jersey

State strategic plan looks to boost energy efficiency, cut customer costs

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A draft four-year strategic plan for New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program suggests enhancements in how it operates will significantly increase [go to article]
solar, wind energy

Draft energy master plan maps NJ’s journey to clean and green 2050

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Murphy administration yesterday unveiled its draft Energy Master Plan, a long-awaited roadmap detailing how the state [go to article]
New Jersey environment, energy, electricity

Governor’s signature on key energy bills puts cap on last legislative session

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In moves that could boost New Jersey’s solar sector and offshore wind industry, Gov. Phil Murphy yesterday signed [go to article]
new jersey environment news, pollution, oil refinery

Deciding the fate of environmental settlement funds

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - In a state with severe budget problems, should money from environmental settlements [go to article]

Pallone promises to hit the ground running with climate change hearings next session

LEAH MISHKIN / NJTV NEWS - A battle is brewing over environmental policy. In the face of multiple scientific studies concluding climate change is a growing threat [go to article]

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