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Algae, cyanobacteria

Lake Hopatcong closure seen as wake-up call for state’s watersheds

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - For some conservationists, the closure of the state’s largest and most important [go to article]
Governor Phil Murphy

With lawsuits, New Jersey signals tougher stance on the environment

MARIANA ALFARO and RICK ROJAS / NY TIMES - New Jersey officials announced on Wednesday that they were pursuing several lawsuits targeting former industrial sites [go to article]
water splash

Newark environmental group claims that lead levels are high in drinking water

AP / EYEWITNESS NEWS ABC 7 NY - An environmental group sued the city of Newark on Tuesday, alleging officials violated federal safe drinking water laws [go to article]
video

Why has the DEP failed to rank NJ’s polluted sites?

NJTV NEWS - A decade ago the State Department of Environmental Protection agreed to rank its most contaminated sites to make sure the most toxic of them remained a state [go to article]
plastic waste pile

You’re recycling all wrong and it’s costing NJ big bucks from China

DAVID MATTHAU / NJ 101.5 - Recycling is the law in New Jersey but there’s a problem you might not be aware of [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]
new jersey environment news, air pollution

New Jersey scores clean-air victory in pollution battle versus Trump administration

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - States whose air pollution blows into New Jersey and contributes to high smog levels will not be able to delay making cuts [go to article]
Shell oil gas station

These 3 oil companies agree to pay $196 M for pollution in N.J.

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - Three large oil companies have agreed to pay New Jersey nearly $200 million in settlements over a pollution lawsuit [go to story]
nj environment news, cars in traffic

N.J. to fight Trump’s rollback of pollution standards for cars

JONATHAN D. SALANT / NJ.COM - New Jersey officials will try to block President Donald Trump's proposed rollback of automobile mileage and emission standards [go to article]
new jersey factory

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]

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