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Tests on Fish Raise New Concerns About Estrogen Levels in Drinking Water

Jon Hurdle | February 9, 2016 | Energy & Environment

Contamination from wastewater-treatment plants and agricultural runoff cited as a concern

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Obama’s Clean-Power Plan — States Get Temporary Stay

Tom Johnson | February 11, 2016 | Energy & Environment
For now, New Jersey will not have to implement strict new regulations governing greenhouse-gas emissions
Residential Electricity Prices Inch Up Due to Reliability Investments
Tom Johnson | February 12, 2016 | Energy & Environment
One exception to higher prices is JCP&L, whose customers will see a slight drop in their electric bills
Open-Space, Farmland Preservation Get Closer as Panel Votes Out Bill
Tom Johnson | February 9, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Questions remain about funding for Blue Acres, urban-area contamination
Barnegat Bay Needs to Be Put on 'Pollution Diet' to Limit Runoff, Bill Argues
Tom Johnson | February 8, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Legislation in front of Assembly Committee would direct the DEP to again study Barnegat Bay, develop ways to clean up its waters
Utilities Must Reduce Methane Leaks from Natural-Gas Pipelines, Says New Bill
Tom Johnson | February 5, 2016 | Energy & Environment
One ongoing PSE&G initiative relies on mapping data collected by Google Street View car and Environmental Defense Fund
Two NJ Companies Extend Their Clean-Energy Holdings with Projects in PA and NC
Tom Johnson | February 4, 2016 | Energy & Environment
PSEG Solar, NJR Clean Energy opt for solar installation, onshore wind farm to ramp up renewable-energy portfolio
DEP Says ‘No Way’ to Rejoining RGGI; Dispute May Head to Court -- Again
Tom Johnson | February 3, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Legislature could force state agency to rescind rules that violate previously approved laws concerning greenhouse gases
Add $10M to Budget to Fight Lead Poisoning in NJ’s Kids, Advocates Urge
Tom Johnson | February 2, 2016 | Energy & Environment
More children with high blood-lead levels have been found in some of state’s older cities than in Flint, MI
Proposed Natural-Gas Power Plant Runs Out of Gas in Face of Strong Opposition
Tom Johnson | February 2, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Genesis Power drops plan for Amwell Energy Center, which proved unpopular with locals and would have been built on a tract of open land in Hillsborough
Power Auctions in Offing, Residential Prices Expected to Remain Flat
Tom Johnson | February 1, 2016 | Energy & Environment
But large industrial users have ability to contain prices by playing competing suppliers against one another
Two ‘Green’ Groups File Suit Against BPU Over Approval of Pipeline in Pinelands
Tom Johnson | January 29, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Action is latest flare-up in longstanding battle over converting B.L. England power plant from coal to natural gas
Another Natural-Gas Pipeline for New Jersey, Courtesy of State BPU
Tom Johnson | January 28, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Agency says one pipeline serves 85 percent of people in target area. Environmentalists say resiliency is a ruse and development will follow
Bayside Flooding Highlights Inherent Vulnerability of Barrier Islands
Jon Hurdle | January 27, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Emphasis on ‘soft’ defenses such as rebuilding natural marshlands seen as most effective long-term approach
With Public Waterfront Access Restored, DEP Needs to Work Out the Details
Tom Johnson | January 27, 2016 | Energy & Environment
State agency appoints group of business leaders, conservationists to scope out who can go where, and for what purpose
Open-Space Preservation Funding Gets Put on Legislative Fast Track
Tom Johnson | January 26, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Bill’s sponsor says measure is the most important environmental bill of the current session
Obama Proposal Could Cut Methane Emissions But Boost Energy Costs
Tom Johnson | January 25, 2016 | Energy & Environment
New Jersey has become increasingly reliant on cheap natural gas, but administration rule could raise prices by requiring companies to reduce leaks
NJ Almost Finishes Out of the Money for Federal Resiliency Grants
Tom Johnson | January 22, 2016 | Energy & Environment
‘Weak application’ brings just $15 million to Garden State for disaster readiness, while NYC wins $176 million
DEP Urged to Act Quickly on Hazardous Chemical Found in NJ Water Supplies
Jon Hurdle | January 22, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Likely carcinogen exceeded safety limit in 12 systems, detected at lower levels in dozens more
PSEG Solar Puts Down $110 Million to Buy Two Solar-Energy Systems Out West
Tom Johnson | January 21, 2016 | Energy & Environment
When finished, Utah facility will be twice the as large as any of the company’s 14 grid-size solar installations
Christie Kills Legislation Meant to Guarantee $80M for Open-Space Funding
Tom Johnson | January 20, 2016 | Energy & Environment, Politics
Governor’s spokesman offers no rationale for pocket veto, but suggests too many measures were pushed through at end of prior legislative year
Another Natural-Gas Power Plant for New Jersey, Courtesy of Genesis Power
Tom Johnson | January 19, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Expected to be operational in 2018, $1 billion facility could deliver electricity to 700,000 homes
NJ and Neighboring States Call for Probe of Agency's Natural-Gas Stance
Tom Johnson | January 15, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Coalition of 165 groups accuse Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of rubberstamping projects and playing favorites with natural-gas industry
Price Tag for Cleaning Up Wastewater Treatment in NJ Could Run to $17 Billion
Tom Johnson | January 14, 2016 | Energy & Environment
One big driver: Wastewater often ends up in rivers New Jerseyans rely on for drinking water
State Assembly Puts DEP’s Controversial Water-Quality Proposal on Ice
Tom Johnson | January 12, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Lawmakers pass resolution saying revisions proposed by state agency are contrary to legislative intent of current laws
Preservation Programs Could Pick Up $80M from Bill Poised for Passage
Tom Johnson | January 11, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Constitutional amendment to create stable source of funding continues to pay dividends for environmental initiatives
NJ Lawmakers Scramble to Ensure Public Access to Beaches, Waterfronts
Tom Johnson | January 8, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Without emergency measures being taken, state could lose federal funding for shore protection projects
NJ’s Solar Market Starts to Heat Up, Pushing Power Prices Higher
Tom Johnson | January 7, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Analysts voice long-term concerns about lagging deployments, possibility of another crash like 2012
BPU Seeks Applications to Develop Energy Storage for Renewable Sources
Tom Johnson | January 6, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Without reliable backup for solar and wind systems, state not likely to achieve ambitious goals to increase use of alternative energy
New Jersey and Offshore Wind, Perfect Together -- According to Report
Tom Johnson | January 5, 2016 | Energy & Environment
State has greatest potential in country to deliver power from offshore wind, capture lead in emerging industry, but it has to act fast
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