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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Politics & Policy

Pa., N.J., and Del. governors meet in Philadelphia, commit to health of Delaware River

FRANK KUMMER / PHILLY.COM - For the first time in two decades, the governors of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware gathered in one room to commit [go to article]
firefighting foam

N.J. accuses chemical giants of selling toxic firefighting foam despite knowing health risks

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - Sometimes fighting a fire takes more than water. Firefighters across New Jersey — particularly those [go to article]
Frank Pallone

Pallone aims for complete ban on asbestos, blocking new EPA rule

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone yesterday vowed to press ahead with a bill that would fully ban asbestos use, a step aimed [go to article]
Plastic bag in tree

Another push for NJ ban on plastic bags and, maybe, paper bags too

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey is inching toward another run at banning single-use plastic bags, and paper bags may get caught up in the prohibition [go to article]
jersey shore dunes, new jersey environment

Governor signs law that strengthens public access to beaches

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - With Gov. Phil Murphy’s signature, the state has broadened the public’s access to beaches and waterfront areas [go to article]
Plastic bags at Walmart

New Jersey may ban all bags at supermarkets — no paper or plastic

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - Last summer, New Jersey was on the verge of becoming a national leader in efforts to curb the use of plastic bags and cutback on plastic waste [go to article]
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]

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