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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]
Smokestacks

Funding for state pollution control dropped 12% in decade to 2018, study says

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Funding and staffing for pollution control by New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection dropped [go to article]
plastic bag in tree

New Jersey moves closer to banning plastic bags – and paper ones, too

PRANSHU VERMA / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - New Jersey lawmakers moved closer Thursday to banning plastic and paper bags [go to article]
oil spill, Bound Brook

State court gives local governments power to push polluters to clean up spills

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In a case that may boost the ability of the state to force polluters to clean up spills [go to article]
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With help from Trenton, Paterson looks to remake old industrial parcels

LEAH MISHKIN / NJTV NEWS - Local officials in Paterson have long dreamed of a renaissance in their gritty town [go to article]
smokestacks billowing smoke

How to stop NJ from triggering more carbon pollution in other states

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A state agency is looking at whether New Jersey by rejoining a regional initiative to clamp down on greenhouse gases [go to article]

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