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Politics & Policy

New Jersey environment, energy, electricity

Governor’s signature on key energy bills puts cap on last legislative session

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In moves that could boost New Jersey’s solar sector and offshore wind industry, Gov. Phil Murphy yesterday signed [go to article]
offshore oil drilling platforms

N.J. sues Trump admin over seismic testing

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - New Jersey has joined eight other states and a coalition of environmental groups across the Northeast in suing the Trump administration [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]
Governor Phil Murphy

Phil Murphy reverses Chris Christie again, and green groups are beaming

BRENT JOHNSON and MATT ARCO / NJ.COM - Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday reversed yet another policy put in place by his Republican predecessor, Chris Christie [go to article]

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]
new jersey environment news, air pollution

NJ challenges weaker rule on emissions from coal-fired power plants

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey joined with 21 other states, along with several cities, in challenging a new rule adopted by the Trump administration [go to article]
Lead water pipe under construction, Newark

Lead in NJ water: Phil Murphy wants $500M bond question on 2020 ballot to...

SCOTT FALLON and DUSTIN RACIOPPI / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Voters will decide in November 2020 whether to spend $500 million to remove lead drinking water [go to article]
nj environment news, cars in traffic

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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