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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Politics & Policy

Frank Pallone

As climate change rises to top of Democratic agenda, New Jersey’s Frank Pallone gains...

JONATHAN TAMARI / PHILLY.COM - Frank Pallone has waited a long time for this moment. The Democratic congressman from the Jersey Shore [go to article]
plastic bag in tree

In towns with plastic bag fees, it’s ‘matter of changing old habits’

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Change doesn’t come easy. At least that’s what J.C. Byrnes, an employee at a Ventnor thrift shop [go to article]
PennEast Pipeline protest

New Jersey Attorney General says federal judge erred in PennEast Pipeline ruling

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey’s attorney general says PennEast Pipeline Co. can’t legally sue the state for access to more than 40 parcels of protected land [go to article]
Plastic bags at Walmart

Number of New Jersey towns banning plastic bags grows in 2019, more poised to...

JON TULEYA / PHILLY VOICE - Could 2019 be the beginning of the end for the plastic shopping bag in the Delaware Valley? They won't go completely extinct in the new year [go to article]
offshore oil drilling platforms

N.J. sues Trump admin over seismic testing

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - New Jersey has joined eight other states and a coalition of environmental groups across the Northeast in suing the Trump administration [go to article]
Governor Phil Murphy

Phil Murphy remains quiet as opposition grows toward Meadowlands power plant

SCOTT FALLON and MEGAN BURROW / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Gov. Phil Murphy's administration made some key moves this week to lower the carbon footprint [go to article]
new jersey environment news, climate change

New Jersey sets CO2 limit for power plants as it slowly returns to climate...

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Gov. Phil Murphy's administration announced steps on Monday to return New Jersey to a group of Eastern states that places limits [go to article]
Wind turbines in fog

State rejects Atlantic City offshore-wind project for third time – too pricey

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state has once again rejected a plan to build a small pilot offshore-wind project off Atlantic City, a decision seemingly at odds [go to article]
Newark, NJ environment news

NJ joins multi-state plan to curb pollution from trucks, buses, other vehicles

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey is joining a regional effort to reduce carbon pollution from the transportation sector, the biggest source of greenhouse [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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