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Saturday, January 19, 2019


nj environment news, cars in traffic

N.J. is cashing in for $5M thanks to a settlement over alleged emissions fraud...

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - A major carmaker has been hit with big penalties for an alleged emissions cheating operation, and that means money in the bank [go to article]
Plastic bags at Walmart

A bag ban in New Jersey could spell bad news for the plastics industry

WNYC - New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signaled his approval of a proposed statewide ban on plastic shopping bags, which has businesses gearing up for a fight [listen to audio]
Delaware River Bridge, Philadelphia

The death of the Delaware River

DANA BATE / WHYY - Joe Newton would fish on the Delaware River every day if he could. “It depends on the weather and the conditions and the like,” the Willingboro [go to article]

The biggest war on plastic is in New Jersey and bags, straws may not...

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The global push to ban everyday plastic products that litter oceans and waterways has no greater fight in the U.S. in 2019 [go to article]
new jersey environment, water, stream

Microplastic pollution in headwaters of Raritan River to become major problem?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Even the rural headwaters of the south branch of the Raritan River contain microplastics, particles so small as to be nearly invisible [go to article]
cigarette smoking

New Jersey’s tough new outdoor smoking ban is just days away

LILO H. STAINTON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - It may not be beach season, but New Jerseyans who enjoy a puff of tobacco with their winter walk on the boardwalk [go to article]
plastic bag in tree

In towns with plastic bag fees, it’s ‘matter of changing old habits’

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Change doesn’t come easy. At least that’s what J.C. Byrnes, an employee at a Ventnor thrift shop [go to article]
cigarette butt on beach

Advocates cheer public health, environmental benefits of new N.J. smoking ban

JOE HERNANDEZ / PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE - Smokers will no longer be able to light up at New Jersey’s parks and beaches starting later this month, when a ban [go to article]
Plastic bags at Walmart

Number of New Jersey towns banning plastic bags grows in 2019, more poised to...

JON TULEYA / PHILLY VOICE - Could 2019 be the beginning of the end for the plastic shopping bag in the Delaware Valley? They won't go completely extinct in the new year [go to article]
Newark, NJ environment news

NJ joins multi-state plan to curb pollution from trucks, buses, other vehicles

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey is joining a regional effort to reduce carbon pollution from the transportation sector, the biggest source of greenhouse [go to article]

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