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Saturday, February 16, 2019


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‘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]
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Proposed Meadowlands power plant would be NJ’s biggest greenhouse gas polluter

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - A controversial, natural gas-fired power plant proposed for the Meadowlands would emit more carbon dioxide and other greenhouse [go to article]
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Fine print: Taking a harder look at greenhouse-gas emissions in New Jersey

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - There is not much climate-change denial in New Jersey. Hurricane Sandy and a slew of other extreme storms ended that debate [go to article]
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NJ, other states challenge federal failure to curb coal-plant pollution

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey is joining another multi-state effort challenging the federal government’s failure to clamp down on pollution [go to article]

Environmentalists raise concerns about salting roads during winter months

JOANNA GAGIS / NJTV NEWS - New Jersey commuters won’t soon forget the snowstorm that stalled the northern part of the state on Nov. 15 last year. Just a few inches of snow [go to article]
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DEP says EPA didn’t consider many health risks when approving PFAS replacements

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey scientists are accusing the federal government of failing to consider many health risks posed by a group of chemicals [go to article]

Other states are polluting our air. Now N.J. is suing to get much-needed relief.

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - It’s a major threat to air quality in New Jersey, but it blows in from other states [go to article]
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Enviros say proposed DEP cap on carbon pollution from power plants not enough

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - For years, clean-energy advocates have pressed to get New Jersey back into a multi-state initiative to slash greenhouse-gas [go to article]
Camden, New Jersey

‘Environmental justice’ protection for poor communities approved

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Legislators yesterday voted to give so-called “environmental justice” communities more say in blocking new and expanded [go to article]
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New Jersey looks to rejoin RGGI to tackle greenhouse gas emissions

DANA BATE / WHYY - Seven and a half years ago, then-Gov. Chris Christie pulled New Jersey out of a regional cap-and-trade effort to lower greenhouse-gas [go to article]

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