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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Pollution

Other states are polluting our air. Now N.J. is suing to get much-needed relief.

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - It’s a major threat to air quality in New Jersey, but it blows in from other states [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]
Camden, New Jersey

‘Environmental justice’ protection for poor communities approved

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Legislators yesterday voted to give so-called “environmental justice” communities more say in blocking new and expanded [go to article]
RGGI new jersey

New Jersey looks to rejoin RGGI to tackle greenhouse gas emissions

DANA BATE / WHYY - Seven and a half years ago, then-Gov. Chris Christie pulled New Jersey out of a regional cap-and-trade effort to lower greenhouse-gas [go to article]
new jersey environment, recycling, plastic

Camden, New Jersey, to receive $1 million to transform illegal dumping sites into art...

ARTFORUM - Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charitable organization of former New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, has awarded Camden, New Jersey, a $1 million grant [go to article]
nj environment news, cars in traffic

N.J. is cashing in for $5M thanks to a settlement over alleged emissions fraud...

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - A major carmaker has been hit with big penalties for an alleged emissions cheating operation, and that means money in the bank [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]
Delaware River Bridge, Philadelphia

The death of the Delaware River

DANA BATE / WHYY - Joe Newton would fish on the Delaware River every day if he could. “It depends on the weather and the conditions and the like,” the Willingboro [go to article]
straws

The biggest war on plastic is in New Jersey and bags, straws may not...

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The global push to ban everyday plastic products that litter oceans and waterways has no greater fight in the U.S. in 2019 [go to article]
new jersey environment, water, stream

Microplastic pollution in headwaters of Raritan River to become major problem?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Even the rural headwaters of the south branch of the Raritan River contain microplastics, particles so small as to be nearly invisible [go to article]

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