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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Politics & Policy

Salem Nuclear Power Plant

NJ files new legislation recognizing nuclear benefits

WORLD NUCLEAR NEWS - New Jersey legislators have filed an amended version of a bill that would recognise the environmental and fuel diversity attributes [go to article]
new jersey environment news, Trump

State of the Union: Trump glorifies coal, shuts eyes to climate risks

JOHN H. CUSHMAN JR. / INSIDECLIMATE NEWS - It was a distinct irony to hear President Donald Trump open his State of the Union address by reciting [go to article]
Pruitt, EPA

Scott Pruitt is slowly strangling the EPA

UMAIR IRFAN / VOX - The mandate of the head of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and enforce environmental regulations [go to article]
Camden rowhouses

Environmental justice should be at core of Murphy administration

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Murphy administration needs to focus on the disproportionate impacts of pollution and contamination on poor urban communities [go to article]
new jersey solar power, wind energy

Gov. Murphy’s advisors say clean energy first priority

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Governor Phil Murphy's Environment and Energy Transition Advisory Committee says the administration's first [go to article]
new jersey environment news, air pollution

New Jersey, Virginia take steps toward joining East Coast carbon market

PHIL MCKENNA / INSIDECLIMATE NEWS - With federal policies to control greenhouse gas emissions in limbo, more states are taking steps toward putting a price on carbon pollution [go to article]
Salem nuclear power plant, new jersey

Revised nuclear subsidy bill appears back on legislative track

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A bill to provide subsidies to New Jersey's nuclear power plants appeared to get back on legislative track yesterday with the addition [go to article]
climate change, UN

With Murphy in charge, N.J. is looking to uphold Paris Accord

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - After President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Accord on June 1, supporters in the U.S. [go to article]
new jersey environment, delaware river

Delaware River Basin fracking ban hearings center on environment, economy

SUSAN PHILLIPS / STATEIMPACT - The Delaware River Basin Commission heard its first public comments on the proposal to ban fracking in the watershed [go to article]
new jersey environment, recycling, plastic

Plastic bag ban: Will Phil Murphy get involved in NJ?

RUSS ZIMMER / APP.COM - A prospective ban or fee for plastic grocery bags – one that would assess a 5-cent per bag charge on shoppers – could represent [go to article]

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