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plastic bag in tree

New Jersey moves closer to banning plastic bags – and paper ones, too

PRANSHU VERMA / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - New Jersey lawmakers moved closer Thursday to banning plastic and paper bags [go to article]
oil spill, Bound Brook

State court gives local governments power to push polluters to clean up spills

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In a case that may boost the ability of the state to force polluters to clean up spills [go to article]

With help from Trenton, Paterson looks to remake old industrial parcels

LEAH MISHKIN / NJTV NEWS - Local officials in Paterson have long dreamed of a renaissance in their gritty town [go to article]
smokestacks billowing smoke

How to stop NJ from triggering more carbon pollution in other states

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A state agency is looking at whether New Jersey by rejoining a regional initiative to clamp down on greenhouse gases [go to article]
Plastic bags at Walmart

NJ moving closer to bans on plastic bags, straws and foam containers after delay

SCOTT FALLON and MEGAN BURROW / NORTHJERSEY.COM - After 15 months in legislative limbo, New Jersey lawmakers appear [go to article]
oil in water, pollution

New Jersey Appellate Division affirms municipal court jurisdiction to enforce Spill Act penalties

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW - On November 13, 2019, the Appellate Division held that the New Jersey Department of Environmental [go to article]
Drinking water

Cancer-linked PFAS in NJ drinking water need greater regulation: Pallone

AMANDA OGLESBY / APP.COM - A New Jersey congressman and environmentalists are urging the federal government to take action [go to article]

60 percent of Superfund sites are vulnerable to climate change, including 4 in Hudson...

PATRICK VILLANOVA / JERSEY JOURNAL - Four Superfund sites in Hudson County are located in areas that may be threatened by climate change [go to article]
Superfund sign

60% of toxic Superfund sites threatened by climate change, GAO finds

PHIL MCKENNA / INSIDECLIMATE NEWS - Sixty percent of the nation's heavily polluted Superfund sites — nearly 950 of them — are at risk [go to article]
new jersey environment, pollution, epa, superfund

N.J. has the most toxic waste sites. Top Democrat wants to tax polluters to...

JONATHAN D. SALANT / NJ.COM - Companies responsible for dumping chemicals again would pay a special tax to clean up polluted sites [go to article]

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