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Private sector poised to get go-ahead for investment in NJ public energy projects

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - With government entities at all levels fiscally constrained, the state Legislature is poised to approve today a bill [go to article]
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Trump moves to limit environmental reviews, erase climate change from NEPA considerations

MARIANNE LAVELLE / INSIDECLIMATE NEWS - President Donald Trump on Thursday proposed sharply limiting environmental reviews of pipelines and other [go to article]
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Another chance for plastic, paper bag ban?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A last-ditch bid to salvage a proposed statewide ban on single-use plastic and paper bags, as well as other plastics, inched forward [go to article]
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Assembly panels lead charge to electrify NJ’s transportation sector

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In perhaps the most significant step the state has taken to reduce global-warming pollution and promote cleaner-running cars [go to article]
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New Jersey approves 45 community solar projects

CONOR RYAN / PVTECH - The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) approved 45 applications that will participate in the first year of its Community Solar Energy [go to article]
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2020 is the year of plastic bag bans. Here’s how North Jersey towns kicked...

ALEXIS SHANES / NORTHJERSEY.COM - As the village’s single-use plastic bag ban took effect, a local Stop & Shop store rang in the New Year by giving customers [go to article]
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Enviros’ 2020 goals for NJ include ban on new fossil fuel plants

MICHAEL SYMONS / NJ 101.5 - With one legislative session nearly over and another about to begin, interest groups and activists are sketching [go to article]
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NJ seeks compensation for natural-resource damages with two more lawsuits

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey filed two more Natural Resource Damage lawsuits against alleged industrial polluters, continuing [go to article]
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Clean-energy advocates slam federal order they say favors fossil fuels

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Clean-energy advocates denounced a federal order issued by a regulatory agency led by an appointee [go to article]
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Eastern states introduce a plan to cap tailpipe pollution

HIROKO TABUCHI / NY TIMES - A coalition of twelve mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states and the District of Columbia on Tuesday released [go to article]

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