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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Politics & Policy

Offshore oil drilling rig

Interior Dept. loosens offshore-drilling safety rules dating from Deepwater Horizon

CORAL DAVENPORT / NY TIMES - The Trump administration on Thursday made public its rollback of a major offshore-drilling safety regulation, significantly weakening [go to article]
solar, wind energy

Lawmakers want to know how much customers will pay to fund clean energy

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Legislators are beginning to worry about just how much it will cost utility customers to finance the Murphy administration’s ambitious clean-energy [go to article]
pipeline, new jersey environment

Will NJ allow construction of pipeline through Central Jersey and coast?

DINO FLAMMIA / NJ 101.5 - A final decision will soon be made on a proposed pipeline that would cut through Middlesex County and the Raritan Bay, and feature [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]

New sense of urgency in state’s mission to reduce global warming

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey needs to step up efforts to drive down greenhouse gas emissions, including weighing whether to incorporate the social costs [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]
Murphy announces fracking ban

Environmental allies of NJ governor say he should do more

MIKE CATALINI / AP / PHILLY.COM — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy needs to do more to make good on promises to help the environment, a group of environmental groups [go to article]
Hoboken waterfront

Hoboken makes big pledge to battle climate change on Earth Day

ERIC KIEFER / PATCH.COM - In a moment of synchronicity, the City of Hoboken took a giant step towards fighting the effects of climate change on Earth Day 2019 [go to article]
electric vehicle charging station

Jersey City mayor, environmental activists call on state lawmakers to pass electric vehicle bill

AYA ELAMROUSSI / JERSEY JOURNAL - City officials joined environmental activists on Tuesday to call on state lawmakers to pass legislation promoting electric transportation [go to article]
new jersey environment, water, stream, Frenchtown

Proposed N.J. DEP river and stream rules being analyzed by Hunterdon County

NJ.COM - Hunterdon County’s freeholders heard testimony at their April 16 meeting that new river and stream rules proposed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental [go to article]

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