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Pollution

Plastic bags at Walmart

NJ moving closer to bans on plastic bags, straws and foam containers after delay

SCOTT FALLON and MEGAN BURROW / NORTHJERSEY.COM - After 15 months in legislative limbo, New Jersey lawmakers appear [go to article]
oil in water, pollution

New Jersey Appellate Division affirms municipal court jurisdiction to enforce Spill Act penalties

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW - On November 13, 2019, the Appellate Division held that the New Jersey Department of Environmental [go to article]
Drinking water

Cancer-linked PFAS in NJ drinking water need greater regulation: Pallone

AMANDA OGLESBY / APP.COM - A New Jersey congressman and environmentalists are urging the federal government to take action [go to article]
Superfund

60 percent of Superfund sites are vulnerable to climate change, including 4 in Hudson...

PATRICK VILLANOVA / JERSEY JOURNAL - Four Superfund sites in Hudson County are located in areas that may be threatened by climate change [go to article]
Superfund sign

60% of toxic Superfund sites threatened by climate change, GAO finds

PHIL MCKENNA / INSIDECLIMATE NEWS - Sixty percent of the nation's heavily polluted Superfund sites — nearly 950 of them — are at risk [go to article]
new jersey environment, pollution, epa, superfund

N.J. has the most toxic waste sites. Top Democrat wants to tax polluters to...

JONATHAN D. SALANT / NJ.COM - Companies responsible for dumping chemicals again would pay a special tax to clean up polluted sites [go to article]
Cornfield

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]
Matteo property Superfund site

EPA finalizes $72M cleanup plan for S. Jersey Superfund site. Sierra Club calls it...

FRANK KUMMER / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a $72 million cleanup plan for the Matteo & Sons Superfund [go to article]
Firefighting foam, Freehold NJ

The EPA drafted a safety recommendation for cleaning firefighting chemicals from water. The military...

KYLE BAGENSTOSE / BURLINGTON COUNTY TIMES - A new U.S. Department of Defense policy appears to disregard safety recommendations drafted [go to article]
Gov. Phil Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal

Phil Murphy preaches environmental justice, but some of his actions tell a different story

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Members of the Ramapough Lenape tribe in Upper Ringwood were optimistic when  Gov. Phil Murphy was elected two years ago [go to article]

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