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Lawmakers Mount Another Push to Keep 'Fracking' Waste Out of State
Tom Johnson | June 25, 2014 | Energy & Environment
'Greens' worry about drinking water, businesses believe ban could mean higher prices for natural gas
Poll Shows Voters Favor Using Corporate Business Taxes to Fund Open Space
Tom Johnson | June 24, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Sizable majority favor scheme, but proposed constitutional amendment can't gain traction in Assembly
Does Chris Christie Believe in Climate Change and Its Impact on New Jersey?
WNYC | June 24, 2014 | Energy & Environment
A) Yes B) No C) Maybe D) All of the above . . . depends on when and where you ask the question
Federal Flood-Insurance Program Is Awash in Repeated Claims for Damages
WNYC | June 24, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Homes in NJ and NY classified as ‘severe and repetitive loss’ properties cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars
Big Plans for NJ Water Infrastructure Will Mean Bigger Bills for Customers
Tom Johnson | June 23, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Water woes and next steps -- including special programs for low-income ratepayers -- subject of NJ Spotlight conference
Proposed Federal Pollution Controls Resonate With NJ's Key Democratic Lawmakers
Tom Johnson | June 20, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Republicans sit out press conference, reminder that global climate change remains contentious issue in Trenton and across state
BPU Straw Proposal Would Revise Tax Policy Governing State Utilities
Tom Johnson | June 19, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Bottom line of proposed change: Customers would lose most of decades-old financial benefit
NJ's Outdated Urban Sewer Systems Threaten More Than State's Drinking Water
Tom Johnson | June 18, 2014 | Energy & Environment
New report links NJ's overwhelmed sewer and stormwater lines to ability to compete regionally, nationally, and globally
The Quest for Reliable Open-Space Funding -- So Little Time, So Far to Go
Tom Johnson | June 18, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Another push to get constitutional amendment for a stable source of funding on ballot, right before Legislature breaks for summer recess
PSE&G Picked to Build 18-Mile High-Voltage Transmission Line in South Jersey
Tom Johnson | June 17, 2014 | Energy & Environment
PJM project is first time grid operator has opened up transmission upgrades to power companies other than incumbent utility
Commercial Logging of State Land Taken Up Again By Senate Committee
Tom Johnson | June 16, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Advocates contend 'limited harvesting' could improve health of woodlands, oponents call commercial presence a violation of public trust
NJ's Archaic Water System: the $40B Problem In Search of a Solution
Tom Johnson | June 13, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Assembly panel takes up familiar, but seemingly insoluble, issue of clean water for the Garden State
Regional Grid Operator Wants State Utility to Invest in Transmission
Tom Johnson | June 12, 2014 | Energy & Environment
PJM proposal contingent on closing of three power plants in Atlantic City Electric's service territory
State Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Whistleblower Protection
Tom Johnson | June 11, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Some parties to litigation fear law will be weakened by narrowing definition of who qualifies as a whistleblower
Rate Counsel Challenges Agreement Between BPU and Verizon New Jersey
Tom Johnson | June 10, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Telecom giant says it can deliver high-speed Internet access over wireless and DSL, but rate counsel insists original deal called for fiber everywhere
State Will Ante Up $1.25B for Cleaner Drinking Water, Better Wastewater Control
Tom Johnson | June 9, 2014 | Energy & Environment
One goal of ambitious program is to increase resilience of critical facilities revealed as vulnerable during Sandy
Open-Space Preservation Could Be Back on Ballot Come November
Tom Johnson | June 6, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Proposed constitutional amendment would dedicate portion of corporate business tax to provide long-sought stable source of funding for open-space efforts
Assembly Panel Could Help Put Tesla Back on the Road in Garden State
Tom Johnson | June 6, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Draft legislation would let electric carmaker sell directly to NJ consumers
Alleging Fraud, State Moves Against Three Alternative Energy Suppliers
Tom Johnson | June 5, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Despite promises of lower gas and electric costs, many customers saw steep spikes in their utility bills
Fine Print: A-3122 Takes 'Use-It-or-Lose-It' Approach to Tariffs on Utility Bills
Tom Johnson | June 4, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Bill would return collected funds to customers if they're not put to intended use within a year
Progress on Greenhouse Gases Should Help NJ Meet New EPA Rules
Tom Johnson | June 3, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Enough variables and challenges remain to make conformance less than a sure thing
As Tourists Flock to Shore, Need to Protect Endangered Nesting Birds Poses Dilemma
June 3, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Sandy
Those rebuilding storm-battered NJ beaches and dunes try to balance needs of wildlife and people
State Takes Pass on Energy-Efficiency Petition Filed by Sierra Club
Tom Johnson | June 2, 2014 | Energy & Environment
BPU waiting on results of stakeholder meetings, says decision to define energy-efficiency portfolio premature
Increased Supply Expected to Help Ease Cost of Heating with Gas This Winter
Tom Johnson | May 30, 2014 | Energy & Environment
New natural-gas deposits in neighboring states predicted to cut bills by as much as $15 a month
Rate Counsel Helps Keep Third-Party Power Suppliers on the Level
Tom Johnson | May 30, 2014 | Energy & Environment
In filing with BPU, agency seeks more protections for customers who buy electricity from alternative suppliers
Air Pollution Shows Slight Rise As Feds Prepare First Greenhouse Gas Limits
Tom Johnson | May 29, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Heavier reliance on coal to fuel power plants accounts for almost one-third of increase
Democratic Trailblazer’s Son Seeks Second Term in 10th CongressionalDistrict
Meir Rinde | May 29, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning, Elections 2014
Easy win likely as three challengers in upcoming primary lack funding, name recognition and party support
Christie Administration Looks to Roll Back Limits on Power-Plant Emissions
Tom Johnson | May 28, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Move to abolish restrictions on climate-changing pollution can be traced to administration's decision to pull out of RGGI
State's Proposal to Swap Green Acres Draws Fire From 'Green' Groups
Tom Johnson | May 27, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Diversion of large tract could set precedent for redeveloping other significant parcels of protected property
State Launches Probe into Business Practices of Third-Party Power Suppliers
Tom Johnson | May 23, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Are some third-party power companies misleading consumers about guaranteed prices and other promised benefits?