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Pollution

Tractor trailer

EPA pledges to clamp down on pollution from heavy trucks

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - For the first time in 17 years, the federal government is planning to clamp down on a type of smog-forming pollution [go to article]
Mayor Ras Baraka, Newark

Newark mayor defends actions in city’s water crisis

DAVID PORTER / NJ HERALD - The mayor of New Jersey's largest city denounced comparisons Thursday between high lead levels affecting as many as 18,000 residences [go to article]
Superfund

Federal, state officials tour Ringwood Mines Superfund site as cleanup plans take shape

DAVID M. ZIMMER / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Behind a chain-link fence and covered in secondary growth, the Superfund contamination zone hides in a former mining hotbed [go to article]
Radon

Court faults DEP in changes to radon rules

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A state appeals court has faulted the Department of Environmental Protection for improperly revising rules on how it oversees [go to article]

EPA quietly telling states they can pollute more

RENE MARSH, GREGORY WALLACE and ELLIE KAUFMAN / CNN - The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly signaled it may allow states to release [go to article]
pipeline, new jersey environment

NJ’s gas pipes spring 10,000 leaks a year. They get more dangerous with age

JAMES NASH / NORTHJERSEY.COM - In the past 20 years, explosions along New Jersey's labyrinthine network of natural-gas pipelines have killed five people [go to article]
Fracking

Senate passes ban on fracking waste in New Jersey

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - The state Senate voted Monday 30-5 to pass a bill banning fracking waste [go to article]
E-cigarettes

E-cigarettes: The new hazardous waste

MARI A. SCHAEFER / PHILLY.COM - Single-use plastic straws, bags, and coffee pods have captured the attention of the public and legislatures [go to article]
Hazardous waste icon

State legislators oppose proposed hazardous waste site

ANTHONY BELLANO / PATCH - State legislators have joined Burlington County representatives in voicing their opposition to a proposal by Elcon Recycling Services [go to article]
new jersey environment, port newark

Port Authority adopts plans to cut its carbon emissions to address climate change

CURTIS TATE / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is going all-in on the fight against climate change [go to article]

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