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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Politics & Policy

Newark, NJ environment news

What is black carbon? And will New Jersey be able to reduce its impact...

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Dark clouds of soot that spew from diesel-fueled trucks and coal-fired power plants had for years been a major reason [go to article]
Excavators digging dirt

New law aims to cracks down on illegal dumping in N.J.

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - There’s a new law to deal with “dirty dirt” in the Garden State. Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed into law [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]
new jersey environment news, water treatment

How the Clean Water Act fixed the Delaware River’s pollution problem

SUSAN PHILLIPS / WHYY - President Donald Trump came into office promising to roll back environmental regulations. Last year, he boasted about his actions at a conference [go to article]
Lead water pipe under construction, Newark

Despite promises, NJ lawmakers have just one law about lead in water. They proposed...

STACEY BARCHENGER / NORTHJERSEY.COM - New Jersey lawmakers who pledged to quickly address the threat of lead in water systems have just one new law [go to article]
New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton

New Jersey governor faces onslaught of lobbyists pushing pipeline project

MARK HAND / THINKPROGRESS.ORG - At the federal level, the Trump administration has adopted a no-corporate-lobbyist-left-behind hiring practice that emphasizes [go to article]
new jersey environment news, Trump

Jersey Shore gets a reprieve as Trump’s plan to expand offshore oil drilling hits...

JONATHAN D. SALANT / NJ.COM - President Donald Trump’s efforts to expand offshore oil drilling — including in the Atlantic Ocean off the Jersey Shore — faces delays [go to article]
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]
Offshore oil drilling rig

Outrage, name-calling fuel drama at a hearing about offshore drilling

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - In one room, members of the public calmly questioned federal scientists about the ins and outs of offshore drilling [go to article]
electric vehicle charging station

Boost for NJ’s EV market with more charging stations, consumer rebates?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Legislature is poised to tackle new measures to encourage the state to accelerate the electrification of the transportation sector [go to article]

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