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State Turns Attention to Two More Contaminants Found in NJ Drinking Water

Tom Johnson | May 31, 2016 | Energy & Environment

DEP wants Drinking Water Quality Institute to come up with recommended levels for PFOA and PFOS

Murky Bottom: Will Deeper Delaware River Make Philly More Competitive?

Katie Colaneri | WHYY | May 25, 2016 | Energy & Environment
When multimillion dollar ‘Delaware Deepening’ project is wrapped up, that’s when the real hard work will start
Feds Urged to Suspend Review of PennEast Pipeline Proposal
Tom Johnson | May 27, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Garden State environmental organizations argue that PennEast has submitted flawed data about project’s impact on drinking water
Mob Tied to Fraudulent Recycling of Toxic Waste Material
Tom Johnson | May 26, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Loopholes in the law and nonexistent licensing requirements have opened the door to organized crime in the recycling sector
A More Reliable Power Grid Could Mean Lower Electricity Bills
Tom Johnson | May 25, 2016 | Energy & Environment
The grid operator’s capacity auction saw less demand being met by supplies of cheaper natural-gas-powered capacity
Christie Says ‘No-Go’ on Open-Space Funding, Second Time This Year
Tom Johnson | May 24, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Governor accuses preservation advocates of micromanaging assets by deciding where and when they’ll be disbursed
Epic Effort to Deepen Delaware River Shipping Channel Nears End
Katie Colaneri | WHYY | May 24, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Opponents continue to warn adverse environmental impacts will only be seen long term, and likely exacerbated by rising sea level
Delaware River Ports Fight For Market as Dredging Project Nears Completion
Jon Hurdle and Katie Colaneri | May 23, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Dredging will almost certainly mean more commerce, but expert warns it also may mean saltier drinking water for New Jersey and Philadelphia
Feds in Trenton to Talk Next Steps on NJ's Elusive Path to Offshore Wind
Tom Johnson | May 23, 2016 | Energy & Environment
According to latest estimates, developers not likely to begin building offshore wind farms before 2023
Feds Release Health Advisories for Toxins Often Found in NJ Water
Tom Johnson | May 20, 2016 | Energy & Environment
EPA warnings, which are not enforceable, set new, lower levels for PFOA and PFOS in water supplies
Citing Flawed Data, ‘Green’ Group Files to Block Highlands’ Septic Tank Rule
Tom Johnson | May 19, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Complaint argues DEP proposal relies on well-testing data from developed areas, skewing results of impact analysis
A Plan to Fix New Jersey’s Solar Sector … Before it Breaks (Again)
Tom Johnson | May 18, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Increasing the amount of solar energy used to deliver electricity to consumers could help prevent the industry as it did just a few years ago
DEP Moves to Adopt Revised Water Rule Despite Legislative Warning
Tom Johnson | May 17, 2016 | Energy & Environment
If state agency pushes ahead, lawmakers could rescind regulations as being contrary to existing laws
DEP Commissioner Chided for Lackluster Pursuit of Pollution Lawsuits
Tom Johnson | May 16, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Commissioner Martin claims that state is working through backlog of natural-resources damage suits
DEP Says It’s Folding Plans to Privatize Liberty State Park
Tom Johnson | May 13, 2016 | Energy & Environment
State agency cites stiff opposition to proposal as chief reason for its change of course
PSE&G Looks for State Approval to Spend $275 Million on Solar Farms
Tom Johnson | May 12, 2016 | Energy & Environment
NJ’s largest utility wants BPU to OK proposal to build 10 solar grid-connected projects on dumps and brownfields
BPU Boss Grilled by Senate Committee About $1 Billion in Diverted Funds
Tom Johnson | May 11, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Mroz argues that money siphoned from clean-energy fund has not affected NJ’s efforts to reduce power consumption, greenhouse-gas emissions
The Holdup on Open-Space Spending? Christie Wants to Say Where Funds Go
Tom Johnson | May 10, 2016 | Energy & Environment
While Christie and Legislature are locked in a standoff, important environmental projects are stalled or suspended
NJ Could Ask Feds to Rethink Policies on Siting Interstate Pipelines
Tom Johnson | May 9, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Laws governing Federal Energy Regulatory Commission date back to 1938, too old to deal with aggressive pipeline expansion, critics claim
Christie Refuses to Sign Bill Adding Energy Assistance to Food Stamps
Tom Johnson | May 6, 2016 | Energy & Environment
One critic of governor’s action says he ‘turned his back on the people who need our help the most …’
State Considers Trust Fund to Energize Clean-Energy Tech Companies
Tom Johnson | May 5, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Stimulating industry sector could help revitalize NJ’s ‘green’ economy, contribute to reduction in greenhouse gases
Landowners, ‘Green’ Group File Suit to Stop PennEast from Trespassing
Tom Johnson | May 4, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Company must have access to land to survey possible routes for pipeline proposal, meet federal permitting requirements
State’s 3,000 Public Schools to Begin Testing for Lead in Water
Tom Johnson | May 3, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Gov. Chris Christie’s directive puts start date for testing this coming September
Christie Sinks Wind Turbines Off Jersey Shore for Second Time
Tom Johnson | May 3, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Governor vetoes Fishermen’s Energy pilot offshore wind farm, arguing BPU’s ‘authority’ is at stake
Explainer: Safeguarding Water in Four States for 15 Million People
Jon Hurdle | May 3, 2016 | Energy & Environment, Explainer
Under stewardship of Delaware River Basin Commission, the river and its tributaries have made a strong comeback -- as annual shad run shows
More Septic Systems for the Highlands Courtesy of New DEP Proposal?
Tom Johnson | May 2, 2016 | Energy & Environment
State agency claims new water-quality data allows for loosening of current rules; opponents argue data is flawed
New Jersey: No Plan to Comply with Federal Clean Power Plan
Tom Johnson | April 29, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Proponents of EPA policy say state is risking chance that feds will step in and draft regulations to ensure compliance with law
Jersey Central Power & Light Seeks to Boost Rates by $142 Million in 2017
Tom Johnson | April 29, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Utility’s typical residential customer would see monthly bills bumped by about $5.60, or 6 percent
Water Advocates Issue ‘Workplan’ to Help With Massive System Upgrade
Jon Hurdle | April 28, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Jersey Water Works checklist is meant to be accomplished within the next year, but group estimates full modernization will cost $40 billion over 20 years
What Will It Take to Repair New Jersey’s Ailing Water Infrastructure?
Tom Johnson | April 28, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Lead is just the most publicized of several serious problems; meanwhile, costs for consumers continue to climb
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