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EPA takes aim at heavy trucking emissions in new initiative

JOANNA GAGIS / NJTV NEWS - The Environmental Protection Agency is rolling out the first steps of the Cleaner Trucks Initiative. The plan would tighten [go to video]
EV charging station

Aggressive program to electrify NJ transportation ready to launch today

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Gov. Phil Murphy is expected today to sign a bill viewed as one of the most comprehensive programs any state in the nation [go to article]
Harmful algae bloom

New Jersey DEP provides $13.5M to address harmful algal blooms

WATERWORLD - The NJ Department of Environmental Protection is making $13.5 million in funding available for local projects to improve water quality [go to article]
Electric cars charging

Electric vehicles may be cheaper to buy in New Jersey after incentives bill is...

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The Senate and Assembly approved a bill Monday that would give motorists a sizable rebate on a purchase or lease of an electric [go to article]

Lawmakers ink constitutionally mandated increase in open-space funding

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Assembly lawmakers gave final approval on Monday to nine bills that will provide $230 million in constitutionally mandated [go to article]
plastic bags

N.J. plastic and paper bag ban fails as lawmakers can’t agree

BRENT JOHNSON / NJ.COM - New Jersey lawmakers are still considering banning the plastic and paper bags many have used for years to carry groceries [go to article]
Liberty state park, golf course and Craven Point

Protections for Liberty State Park fail amid billionaire’s push to expand golf course into...

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - An almost two-year effort to protect Liberty State Park from major development collapsed on Monday amid lobbying efforts [go to article]
LNG liquified natural gas train

15 states oppose Trump plan to allow LNG shipments by rail

NY TIMES / AP - The attorneys general of 15 states said this week that they oppose a Trump administration proposal to allow rail shipments of liquefied natural gas [go to article]
Plastic bag in lake

New Jersey’s push to curb plastic pollution is in jeopardy and paper is to...

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - An 18-month effort to pass one of the nation's most stringent set of regulations to curb plastic pollution [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]

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