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NJ Environment News, Highlands

Governor names enviros to Highlands Council; when will lawmakers approve?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In a move welcomed by conservationists, Gov. Phil Murphy is attempting to recast the membership of the New Jersey Highlands Council [go to article]
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Hundreds gather at public forum on keeping Lake Mohawk toxic bloom-free

RAVEN SANTANA / NJTV NEWS - From Lake Hopatcong, to Greenwood Lake, to Lake Musconetcong, the toxic cyanobacteria that turns water green has prompted the state [go to article/video]
map of Rockaway Creek

Critics up in arms as DEP permits sewage treatment plant in Highlands

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state Department of Environmental Protection has given a permit for a new sewage treatment plant that would discharge [go to article]
Crystal Springs Preserve, Highlands

Dear Gov. Murphy, you need to appoint new people to the Highland Council, members...

ELLIOTT RUGA / STAR-LEDGER - The 2004 Highlands Act established the Highlands Council as a 15-member body, with members serving five-year terms [go to article]
map of Rockaway Creek

DEP permit would let treated sewage be dumped into Rockaway Creek

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state is moving ahead with a much-litigated permit that would let developers discharge treated sewage into Rockaway Creek [go to article]
NJ Environment News, Highlands

Highlands Council to protect 13 priority preservation properties

INSIDER NJ - At its January 17 meeting, the New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council (Highlands Council) approved $2.6 million [go to article]

44 acres of forest preserved in Byram

NEW JERSEY HERALD - Hikers and nature enthusiasts have more hills to climb and views to admire in Sussex County now that 44 forested acres have been preserved [go to article]
NJ Environment News, Highlands

Highlands Council awarded over $4.5 million for preservation projects

CAROLE ANN DICTON / TAP INTO - The New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council (Highlands Council) will be receiving a $4,675,000 grant [go to article]
development, construction, new jersey environment

NJ Supreme Court OKs controversial housing development in protected Highlands

SCOTT FALLON, PHILIP DEVENCENTIS and MARSHA STOLTZ / NORTHJERSEY.COM - A controversial townhouse development slated for an Oakland ridge can be built despite [go to article]
High Point, NJ Highlands

Editorial: A win and a loss on Highlands protections

NORTHJERSEY.COM - When it comes to protecting the environment – the water we drink and the air we breathe – those who have fought the good fight in New Jersey [go to article]

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