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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]
sewer drainage pipe in stream

EPA is letting cities dump more raw sewage into rivers for years to come

CHRISTOPHER FLAVELLE / NY TIMES - The Environmental Protection Agency has made it easier for cities to keep dumping raw sewage into rivers by letting [go to article]

Environmentalists raise concerns about salting roads during winter months

JOANNA GAGIS / NJTV NEWS - New Jersey commuters won’t soon forget the snowstorm that stalled the northern part of the state on Nov. 15 last year. Just a few inches of snow [go to article]
Delaware River at Falls-Hamilton Twsps

Controversial Elcon facility in Bucks County poses toxic threat to New Jersey

ROB ANTHES / COMMUNITYNEWS.ORG - The next few weeks mark a crucial juncture for a proposed toxic waste treatment plant in Bucks County that environmentalists [go to article]

‘That lake is screwed’: What to know about the bacteria threatening Lake Hopatcong

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - New Jersey’s largest lake is all but closed, ravaged by an invasion of harmful bacteria [go to article]

This rural N.J. paradise was almost destroyed by toxic chemicals

STEVE STRUNSKY / NJ.COM - With the sun high in the sky and distant irrigation sprinklers looking like fountains on a lush green plain [go to article]
new jersey environment news, pollution

NJ factories, refineries released 6 million pounds of toxic chemicals into air and water

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - New Jersey factories and refineries released almost 6 million pounds of toxic chemicals into the air and water in 2017, according to [go to article]
firefighting foam

N.J. accuses chemical giants of selling toxic firefighting foam despite knowing health risks

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - Sometimes fighting a fire takes more than water. Firefighters across New Jersey — particularly those [go to article]
Newark, NJ environment news

What is black carbon? And will New Jersey be able to reduce its impact...

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Dark clouds of soot that spew from diesel-fueled trucks and coal-fired power plants had for years been a major reason [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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