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Green groups: Proposed overhaul of stormwater rules doesn’t go far enough

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state is proposing to overhaul one of the most contentious rules adopted by the Christie administration, but critics say it falls short [go to article]
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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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Over 320 acres being preserved in Cape May County

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - More than 320 acres of wetlands are being preserved in Cape May County as increased sea level rise [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]

Newark residents sue city over handling of lead-contaminated water

MICHAEL HILL / NJTV NEWS - History teacher Al Moussab is one of the Newark residents suing his city over lead in its water [go to article]
Hudson Farms open space preservation

Editorial: Get the green going for land preservation

NORTHJERSEY.COM - New Jersey is about to be flush with some fresh cash to pour into its open spaces [go to article]
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Scramble for funds as more money allotted to preserve open space, farmland in NJ

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - For the first time in years, the state has a bigger pot of money to fund open space and farmland preservation, a fact that has set off [go to article]
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Rain gardens in NJ: Small projects help alleviate stormwater problems

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A community rain garden may seem like a minor contribution to the multibillion-dollar overhaul of New Jersey’s water infrastructure [go to article]
Trenton, Delawre River, new jersey environment

Environmentalists fear Trump water rule could impact Delaware, other area rivers

FRANK KUMMER / PHILLY.COM - First came rollbacks of air and fuel emissions rules. Now, the Trump administration has proposed a rule it says will boost economic growth [go to article]

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