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Pollution

NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal

New Jersey says new chemical plant rules endanger communities

BLAKE NELSON / NJ.COM - New Jersey has joined a coalition of states suing the federal government over a rule change they say will make communities more vulnerable [go to article]
Ringwood Superfund Site, topo map

EPA unveils $3.4M plan to treat toxic groundwater near Wanaque Reservoir in Ringwood

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a $3.4 million plan on Thursday to reduce toxic chemicals [go to article]
nj environment news, cars in traffic

Poor air quality is all too frequent occurrence for more than 100M Americans

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - More than 100 million Americans suffered through at least 100 days of poor air quality during 2018, according to a new report [go to article]
sewer drainage pipe in stream

EPA is letting cities dump more raw sewage into rivers for years to come

CHRISTOPHER FLAVELLE / NY TIMES - The Environmental Protection Agency has made it easier for cities to keep dumping raw sewage into rivers by letting [go to article]
new jersey environment, recycling, plastic

NJ municipalities are cracking down on recycling rules to keep up with a changing...

DAVID M. ZIMMER and MATT FAGAN / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Did we get tired or just get lazy? Either way, North Jersey residents are increasingly finding that more [go to article]
plastic bag in tree

Plastic bags have lobbyists. They’re winning.

SAMANTHA MALDONADO, BRUCE RITCHIE and DEBRA KAHN / POLITICO - The plastic shopping bag has long been hunted by state and local policymakers [go to article]

New water tests confirm PFAS contamination in Bergen County

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New tests on drinking water have found toxic PFAS chemicals present in 43 public water systems around the country [go to article]
Excavators digging dirt

New law aims to cracks down on illegal dumping in N.J.

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - There’s a new law to deal with “dirty dirt” in the Garden State. Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed into law [go to article]
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EPA takes aim at heavy trucking emissions in new initiative

JOANNA GAGIS / NJTV NEWS - The Environmental Protection Agency is rolling out the first steps of the Cleaner Trucks Initiative. The plan would tighten [go to video]
plastic bags

N.J. plastic and paper bag ban fails as lawmakers can’t agree

BRENT JOHNSON / NJ.COM - New Jersey lawmakers are still considering banning the plastic and paper bags many have used for years to carry groceries [go to article]

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