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Monday, June 24, 2019


plastic bag in tree

Law that would put 5-cent fee on plastic, paper bags up in air as...

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - It was only a single line-item veto in a $37.4 billion state budget, but it has fueled speculation over the fate of a controversial bill [go to article]
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Opinion: Imposing small fee on plastic and paper bags will help NJ fight litter

SANDY HUBER / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) just released the results of a year-long visual litter study that shows [go to article]
Hoboken food, Sandy, new jersey

Editorial: New Jersey needs this tool to reduce flooding and water pollution

JIM WALTMAN / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey has a $15 billion problem. Polluted stormwater runoff causes damaging flooding, fouls rivers with pollution [go to article]
lead poisoning, paint, new jersey environment

N.J. lawmakers consider constitutional guarantee to fund lead abatement effort

PHIL GREGORY / WHYY -New Jersey lawmakers are considering a measure that would constitutionally dedicate $14 million a year from the sales tax on paint to cleaning up lead [go to article]
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Trump administration may weaken clean air standards

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The Trump administration began the process Tuesday of reviewing federal standards for smog, a move that clean air advocates [go to article]
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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]
new jersey environment news, water quality

Feds release long-awaited report on health risks of chemical family

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A federal agency released recommendations on Wednesday on how to protect the public from a class of chemicals that are linked to a range [go to article]
plastic bag in tree

Paper or plastic? NJ lawmakers approve 5-cent fee on both, angering environmentalists

NICHOLAS PUGLIESE / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Single-use plastic and paper bags would be slapped with a 5-cent fee under a bill that was rushed through the Legislature [go to article]
beach and seawater

Raw sewage exposure forces closure of Jersey Shore beach

AP / U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT - Officials say sewage overflow contaminated a New Jersey beach's water with unsafe levels of bacteria, forcing its closure [go to article]
water splash

NJ panel urges tighter chemical rule as EPA mulls national standard

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Scientists are recommending that New Jersey adopt the nation’s strictest limit on a toxic chemical that was once used for nonstick cookware [go to article]

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