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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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new jersey solar power, wind energy

New Jersey bill would raise the state’s solar goal

KELSEY MISBRENER / SOLAR POWER WORLD - The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) commended the New Jersey Legislature for passing Senate Bill 2276, which raises the state’s solar energy goal [go to article]
Smokestacks

NJ may sign on with U.S. climate alliance to curb carbon pollution

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey may soon be joining an alliance to combat global warming, working cooperatively with 13 other states to achieve [go to article]
offshore oil drilling platforms

New Jersey recalls med waste harm in opposing oil drilling

WAYNE PARRY / AP / U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT - New Jersey fears the damage from an offshore oil spill would be much worse than the hit its tourism economy [go to article]
pipeline, new jersey environment news

Amid public outcry, federal agency to review pipeline approval process

CHRISTINA TATU / MORNING CALL - As PennEast Pipeline awaits the OK to build a 120-mile natural gas pipeline that would wind through [go to article]
pinelands, new jersey environment

Former Gov. Brendan Byrne wanted to be remembered for saving the Pine Barrens

TED SHERMAN / NJ.COM - In the summer of 2002, Lebanon State Forest, a portion of the vast New Jersey Pinelands, was renamed in honor of Brendan T. Byrne [go to article]
Salem Nuclear Power Plant

PSEG nuclear subsidy bill killed in lame-duck session

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A controversial bill to subsidize nuclear power plants apparently is dead — at least in the lame-duck session [go to article]
water, NJ environment news

Panel recommends $400m bond issue to shore up NJ’s water infrastructure

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A joint legislative panel is recommending the state pass a $400 million bond issue to begin addressing New Jersey’s aging water infrastructure [go to article]
NJ Environment News, Murphy

Environmental predictions under Governor Murphy

MARTY M. JUDGE and MITCHELL H. KIZNER / NJ LAW JOURNAL - On Jan. 16, Phillip Murphy will be sworn in as the next governor of New Jersey. As a Democrat [go to article]
Nj environment news, farming

NJ moves to ban pesticide OK’d by Trump administration

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state is moving to ban the use of a pesticide linked to potential harmful [go to article]
NJDEP

Sustained, severe cuts equal setbacks at NJ Department of Environmental Protection

KELLY MOOIJ / TAP INTO - Long-term budget and staff cuts have severely [go to article]

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