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Thursday, January 23, 2020


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]

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]
Plastic bag in lake

New Jersey’s push to curb plastic pollution is in jeopardy and paper is to...

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - An 18-month effort to pass one of the nation's most stringent set of regulations to curb plastic pollution [go to article]
Plastic bag in tree

2020 is the year of plastic bag bans. Here’s how North Jersey towns kicked...

ALEXIS SHANES / NORTHJERSEY.COM - As the village’s single-use plastic bag ban took effect, a local Stop & Shop store rang in the New Year by giving customers [go to article]
McCabe abd Grewal

NJ seeks compensation for natural-resource damages with two more lawsuits

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey filed two more Natural Resource Damage lawsuits against alleged industrial polluters, continuing [go to article]
Keegan landfil, Kearny NJ

Keegan Landfill, last in the Meadowlands, to be permanently closed under deal with Murphy

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The last landfill in the Meadowlands will be capped and permanently closed under a settlement [go to article]
Excavators digging dirt

Halting illegal dumping in NJ, cracking down on ‘unscrupulous dirt brokers’

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - State lawmakers moved to toughen regulations on the soil and debris recycling industry in an effort [go to article]

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