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Are New Jersey’s Protected Open Spaces Safe From Natural-Gas Pipelines?
Katie Colaneri | May 29, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Surprise! Pipelines like the proposed PennEast project could cut across thousands of acres of land preserved with public dollars
Almost No Money to Clean Up Paulsboro Contamination in Exxon Mobil Settlement
Tom Johnson | May 29, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Corporate giant once operated South Jersey oil terminal cited by environmentalists for numerous leaks and spills
Is New Jersey Becoming the Pipeline Capital of the Northeast?
Tom Johnson | May 28, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Cheap natural gas from Pennsylvania isn’t just spurring the market, it’s driving plans for building pipelines throughout the Garden State
EPA’s New Rule Will Help Protect New Jersey’s Drinking Water at Its Source
Tom Johnson | May 28, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Federal agency steps up protection of streams and wetlands that feed into surface-water drinking supplies like the Delaware River
Pipelines and Fracking are Radically Altering the Landscape of NJ's Neighbors
Susan Phillips/WHYY | May 27, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Pennsylvania is in the midst of a 'pipeline war' and it's already spreading to the Garden State -- along with cheap natural gas
JCP&L Reports It Can Keep Its Cool, Even on New Jersey's Hottest Summer Days
Tom Johnson | May 27, 2015 | Energy & Environment
State's second-largest utility improvements and upgrades include helicopter flyovers to spot infrastructure problems
BPU Wants to Double Energy-Storage Technology Allocation to $6 Million
Tom Johnson | May 26, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Energy storage key to meeting state’s aggressive renewable-energy goals, boosting resiliency of power grid
Proposed Pinelands Pipeline Back Before Commission That Oversees Preserve
Tom Johnson | May 22, 2015 | Energy & Environment
South Jersey Gas says it has ‘new details’ about grid reliability that will win approval for the project
PSE&G, Power-Grid Operator Say They’re Ready for a Sizzling Summer
Tom Johnson | May 21, 2015 | Energy & Environment
With Susquehanna-Roseland transmission line fully operational, customers of state's largest utility can crank up their AC without worry
BPU Reclassifies Basic Phone Service, Paves Way for Verizon Rate Hike
Tom Johnson | May 20, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Move could drive up price of residential service to New Jersey’s most vulnerable communities -- seniors , the disabled, and the poor
Something New Could Be in the Offing at Gas Pumps in New Jersey -- Self-Service
Tom Johnson | May 19, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Bill would let Garden State drivers pump their own, but would keep full-service islands for disabled customers, others
‘Moms Clean Air Force’ Lands in Trenton to Spread Word About Kids and Pollution
Meir Rinde | May 19, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Politics
Grassroots group relies on mothers and children to put a human face to environmental problems
Advocates Want Consumers to Be Part of Conversation About Verizon Rates
Tom Johnson | May 18, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Division of Rate Counsel calls private negotiation ‘offense to public’s interest and legal rights’
State DEP Continues to Stall Release of Long-Overdue Draft Water-Supply Plan
Jon Hurdle | May 18, 2015 | Energy & Environment
NJ does not face drought crisis, but stringent conservation measures almost sure to be recommended by water-supply council
BPU Takes Close Look at Jumbo-Sized Solar-Array Project
Tom Johnson | May 15, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Agency’s proposal runs counter to administration’s Energy Master Plan to build large solar arrays on reclaimed polluted tract
State Quietly Cuts Deal to Let Verizon Deregulate Basic Telephone Service
Tom Johnson | May 14, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Critics contend move could lead to 36 percent price jump in price for residential service relied on by low-income residents, seniors, disabled
State's Clean-Energy Budget for FY2016 Holds Steady at $345 Million
Tom Johnson | May 13, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Diversions continue to shunt money to other energy projects, utility bills at state institutions
Governor Blocks Bill to End State Diversions of Environmental Settlements
Tom Johnson | May 12, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Legislators also look to put constitutional amendment on November ballot that would prevent settlements from being used for other purposes
DEP Offers to Purchase Endangered Forest Next to Six Flags Amusement Park
Tom Johnson | May 12, 2015 | Energy & Environment
State agency hopes proposal will keep 90 timbered acres from going under the chain saw to make way for solar array
Exxon Mobil Settlement Fails to Protect NJ's Natural Resources, Critic Asserts
Tom Johnson | May 8, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Assemblyman McKeon takes administration to task at hearing into proposed $225 million settlement
Clean-Energy Fund Diversions Already Built Into Christie’s Budget
Tom Johnson | May 7, 2015 | Budget, Energy & Environment
Critics argue that siphoning off funds makes it all-the-more difficult to attain state’s aggressive renewable-energy goals
Legislation Would Put Oysters to Work Trying to Clean Up Water Pollution
Tom Johnson | May 6, 2015 | Energy & Environment
State DEP banned pilot projects five years ago, worried that poachers would steal and sell unsafe shellfish to public
Environmentalists File Suit In Attempt to Stop Six Flags From Clear-Cutting 90 Acres
Tom Johnson | May 5, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Amusement park wants to put massive solar farm on land on edge of Pine Barrens
Aggressive Renewable-Energy Bill Voted Out of State Senate Committee
Tom Johnson | May 5, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Measure could put NJ back in pole position for clean energy, but governor not likely to approve
State Lawmakers Try Again to Set Aggressive Renewable Energy Targets
Tom Johnson | May 1, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Proposed bill has been considered before, but advocates say it’s key to cutting down on greenhouse gases
NJ Residents Can Breathe Easier, But Smog Remains a Problem, Report Says
Tom Johnson | April 30, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Eleven of 15 counties monitored by American Lung Association earn failing grades for ground-level ozone
PJM Scales Back PSE&G Proposal to Build High-Voltage Transmission Line
Tom Johnson | April 29, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Power grid operator adds two energy companies to original project, first time PJM bids out transmission upgrade
State DEP Commissioner Defends Siphoning Money from New Open-Space Fund
Tom Johnson | April 28, 2015 | Energy & Environment
One legislator calls plan to use funds to pay for staffing at state parks a ‘bait and switch’
PJM Delays Annual Power Auction, Citing Concerns About Reliability as Reason
Tom Johnson | April 27, 2015 | Energy & Environment
FERC lets grid operator postpone auction, but critics argue rescheduling could be expensive for NJ consumers and businesses
Over 200 Sites in New Jersey on EPA’s List of Major Environmental Violations
Colleen O'Dea | April 24, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Maps, Map of the Week
Up-to-date info difficult to glean because federal agency’s database and state’s computer system aren’t compatible
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