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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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new jersey environment, pollution, epa, superfund

Lawmakers move to fine-tune law for cleanup of contaminated sites

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Legislature is working to fine-tune what some regard as one of the state’s most successful environmental initiatives: the cleaning up [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]

Former EPA leaders question agency’s direction under Trump

DINO GRANDONI and BRADY DENNIS / WASHINGTON POST - Past leaders of the Environmental Protection Agency, including officials from both Republican and Democratic [go to article]
Plastic bag in tree

Plastic pollution: Will New Jersey towns ban all plastic bags regardless of size?

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - When Hoboken's plastic bag ban went into effect in January, customers were still able to carry their groceries home in — yes — plastic bags [go to article]
Electric car charger

New Jersey advances plans for 330,000 zero-emission vehicles by 2025

JARED ANDERSON / S&P GLOBAL - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said Monday that an interagency partnership has been designed to promote electric vehicle expansion [go to article]
Makepeace Lake, Pinelands

Gov. Phil Murphy makes additional nominations to Pinelands Commission

DAVID LEVINSKY / BURLINGTON COUNTY TIMES - Gov. Phil Murphy is proposing more changes at the New Jersey Pinelands Commission [go to article]
new jersey solar power, wind energy

Measure approved to reduce global warming, but some doubt it has teeth

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Despite protests from some environmentalists, lawmakers approved a bill yesterday that aims to ensure New Jersey [go to article]
New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton

Private partners to fund overdue energy upgrades at government facilities?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - With an aging, and often obsolete energy infrastructure in government-owned facilities in New Jersey, lawmakers [go to article]
solar, wind energy

Lawmakers embrace goal of a fossil-fuel free New Jersey by 2050

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state yesterday took a first, if only tentative, step toward phasing out its reliance on fossil fuels — an action that nevertheless [go to article]
Salem Nuclear Power Plant

New Jersey’s $300 Million Nuclear power bailout is facing a court challenge. Does it...

TALIA BUFORD / PROPUBLICA - When the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved $300 million in subsidies last month for nuclear plants operated [go to article]

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