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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Politics & Policy

jersey shore, new jersey, coast

Amendments to beach-access bill run afoul of conservationists

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A supposedly consensus bill to guarantee the public’s access to beach and waterfronts in New Jersey is floundering [go to article]
water, NJ environment news

‘We’re moving as quickly as we can’: EPA announces plan to address PFAS water...

JUSTINE MCDANIEL and LAURA MCCRYSTAL / PHILLY.COM - Responding to water contamination that has affected communities across the country [go to article]
new jersey environment news, water

Lawmakers want inventory of lead service lines in public water systems

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In a step to get a better handle on the extent of lead contamination in New Jersey’s drinking water, a Senate committee yesterday [go to article]
gas pipeline, new jersey environment

‘Green’ groups asks Murphy for moratorium on new fossil-fuel infrastructure

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - With a dozen natural-gas projects pending in New Jersey, a coalition of environmental groups stepped up calls yesterday for Gov. Phil Murphy [go to article]

Why is a stormwater management bill being called a ‘rain tax’?

RAVEN SANTANA / NJTV NEWS - A bill aimed at managing New Jersey’s stormwater runoff and the pollution that comes with it is being dubbed a “rain tax” by some [go to article]
Green New Deal protest

Wall Street is more than willing to fund the Green New Deal

KATIA DMITRIEVA and EMILY CHASAN / BLOOMBERG - Even before Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts [go to article]
electric plug icon

Working with private sector to torque up municipal energy systems

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state is aiming to promote private-sector investment in energy-related projects at government-owned facilities [go to article]
Green New Deal protest

There’s now an official Green New Deal. Here’s what’s in it.

DAVID ROBERTS / VOX - The Green New Deal has become an incredibly hot item on the political agenda, but to date, it has remained somewhat ill defined. It’s a broad [go to article]
Hoboken food, Sandy, new jersey

How to curb flooding? Tax the pavement, NJ lawmakers say

GWYNNE HOGAN / WNYC - A bill currently awaiting New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy's signature could create what critics are calling a "rain tax." But supporters [go to article/listen to audio]
New Jersey meadowlands

Gov. Phil Murphy says review of proposed Meadowlands power plant still in early stages

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Gov. Phil Murphy remained noncommittal Thursday on whether he supports or disapproves of a proposed gas-fired power plant [go to article]

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