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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]

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]
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]
NJ Highlands

West Milford files complaint, blames Highlands Act for $500,000 in yearly losses

DAVID M. ZIMMER / NORTHJERSEY.COM - New Jersey's Highlands Act costs local taxpayers more than a half-million dollars a year in lost revenues [go to article]
Makepeace Lake, Pinelands

Out of luck: Still no hearing for Gov’s nominees to Highlands and Pinelands agencies

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Gov. Phil Murphy’s bid to recast the focus of the state’s two most prominent planning agencies, the Pinelands Commission [go to article]
White Twsp, Warren County warehouse site

Controversial warehouse plan makes headway in rural Warren County

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A developer who wants to build almost 3 million square feet of warehouse space on farmland in a predominantly rural township [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]

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 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]
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]

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