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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Politics & Policy

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]
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]
Flooded basement in Manville NJ after Hurricane Irene

New Jersey’s Lost Valley tells the story of government home buyouts

ROBERT BENINCASA / NPR - There's a neighborhood in New Jersey that was once part of a booming manufacturing town. But now its name seems prophetic – Lost Valley [go to article]
New Jersey environment, energy, electricity

Will NJ consumers end up on hook for transmission line to other states?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey ratepayers may end up paying a bigger share of the cost of a controversial transmission line to deliver power [go to article]
new jersey environment, water, stream, Frenchtown

Upgraded classifications for 750 miles of NJ’s rivers and streams

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - For the first time in more than a decade, the state is significantly upgrading protections for 749 miles of rivers and streams [go to article]
solar field, New Jersey, energy

Energy suppliers ordered to stop passing on higher costs to customers

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – In a dispute arising out of the state’s new clean-energy law, independent energy suppliers have been ordered to stop passing on higher costs [go to article]
Salem nuclear power plant, new jersey

Offshore wind, nuclear subsidies draw lobbying dollars

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - South Jersey was in the eye of the storm for lobbying in New Jersey in 2018, with two of the three biggest drivers [go to article]
new jersey environment news, Trump

Building NJ barrier against Trump team’s rollback of environmental rules

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey lawmakers are looking to blunt the effects of the Trump administration’s rollback of federal environmental protections by enshrining [go to article]
new jersey environment, pollution, epa, superfund

New Jersey said 10 years ago it would rank its most contaminated sites. It...

TALIA BUFORD / PROPUBLICA.ORG - For decades, New Jersey’s chemical plants, textile mills and metal factories helped power America [go to article]
nj environment news, cars in traffic

NJ cleanup of car emissions put at risk as Feds exit California talks

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Trump administration yesterday ended talks with California over the state’s stricter standards for fuel-efficient vehicles, jeopardizing [go to article]

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