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Motor Vehicles Wants to Stop Tailpipe-Emissions Testing on Older Cars
Tom Johnson | March 29, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Commission claims step could save $18 million a year, cut waiting times at state-run inspection stations
Christie’s Budget Diverts $20M in ‘Green’ Funds, Sets Stage for Familiar Fight
Tom Johnson | March 28, 2016 | Energy & Environment
If administration gets its way, funds to preserve open space will go instead to paying salaries and maintenance in state parks
Surprise Decision Gives Pepco-Exelon Merger Regulatory Green Light
Tom Johnson | March 24, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Exelon would pick up Atlantic City Electric and become a bigger player in the New Jersey power market
Atlantic City Electric Files with BPU to Boost Revenue By Almost $80 Million
Tom Johnson | March 23, 2016 | Energy & Environment
If state agency approves increase, utility's typical customer bills could climb by $12 a month
Will State Pay $20M to Get the Lead Out of Newark’s Water Infrastructure?
Tom Johnson | March 22, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Money could be found by diverting dollars from the state’s Clean Energy Fund, a financing redirection used in the past
BPU President Explains Why Agency Gave Go-Ahead to Latest Pinelands Pipeline
Tom Johnson | March 21, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Benefits and need outweigh concerns raised by locals, other opponents, according to Mroz
Locals Once Again Have No Say Over Pipeline Crossing the Pinelands
Tom Johnson | March 18, 2016 | Energy & Environment
BPU ready to give its OK to a 30-mile natural-gas conduit from New Jersey Natural Gas
Lawmakers Push for 80 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050 -- Again
Tom Johnson | March 17, 2016 | Energy & Environment
One of the problems with this aggressive goal is that the Christie administration is not likely to back it
Coastal Advocates Laud Obama Decision Not to Allow Drilling Offshore
Tom Johnson | March 17, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Although lease sales would not have been directly off Jersey coast, accidents or oil spills could have wreaked havoc with state’s tourism, fishing industry
Lead-Contaminated Water Found in Newark Schools Not a New Problem
Tom Johnson | March 15, 2016 | Education, Energy & Environment
District admits elevated lead levels detected in schools in past but not revealed to public
PSEG to Ramp Up Capital Spending by $3 Billion, to $16 Billion All Told
Tom Johnson | March 14, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Increased spending, company says at annual investors conference, creates both new jobs and profits for stockholders
NJ Transit Inks $10 Million Deal for Firm to Service Its Growing Fleet of CNG Buses
Tom Johnson | March 11, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Contract covers rebuilding of compressed natural-gas fueling station in Howell Township
Lead Scare Over Water in Newark Schools Underscores NJ’s Toxic Problem
Tom Johnson | March 10, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Testing at 30 schools reveals lead levels above federal EPA action guidelines, triggers emergency response including use of bottled water
State DEP Withdraws Rule Changes, Avoids Clash with Lawmakers
Tom Johnson | March 8, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Agency agrees to revamp proposal opponents said could adversely affect water quality and increase risk of flooding
Newark Community Group Feuds with Sierra Club over Cleanup of Passaic River
Jon Hurdle | March 7, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Dispute centers on EPA plan to cap toxic waste with sand after riverbed is dredged
Fine Print: Making Sure Environmental Awards Go to the Environment
Tom Johnson | March 7, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Bill being voted on today in an Assembly committee would make sure that half of environmental settlements can’t be diverted to general budget
Showdown over Proposed Changes to DEP Water Rules Moves Closer
Tom Johnson | March 4, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Rarely used legislative override could prevent rules from being adopted or force DEP to rescind them
Environmental Group Sues Federal Agency for Alleged Conflict of Interest
Tom Johnson | March 3, 2016 | Energy & Environment
In its suit against FERC, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network claims the review and approval process for pipeline projects is fundamentally flawed
‘Stormwater Utilities’ Can Help Clean Up the Problem of Polluted Runoff
Tom Johnson | March 2, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Heavy rains can sluice untreated sewage into NJ’s waterways, but a proposed bill would try a solution already in place across the nation
Getting to 80% Renewable Energy by 2050: Lawmakers Start to Talk Tactics
Tom Johnson | March 1, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Reaching this target without further burdening NJ consumers is chief concern -- for now
Clean-Energy Initiatives in NJ Sponsored by Feds to Tune of $360 Million Since 2008
Tom Johnson | February 29, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Lawmakers again poised to pick up pace of renewable rollouts, seeking 80% of state’s energy to come from clean sources by 2050
‘Fishing for Energy’ Project Clears Barnegat Bay's Floor of Underwater Debris
NJTV News | February 29, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Hundreds of lost and abandoned crab pots being recycled and converted to electricity
BPU to Hear Complaints Against Verizon and Its South Jersey Service
Tom Johnson | February 26, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Problems with carrier’s conventional landline service have long been a point of contention with residents, businesses, local authorities
BPU Blocks JCP&L Plan to Spin Off Transmission Assets as Public Utility
Tom Johnson | February 25, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Without utility status, new company would not have power of eminent domain, would have to negotiate new routes with towns individually
Verizon Refuses to Pay Portion of Tax Bill to Rural Communities
Tom Johnson | February 24, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Telecom company argues it doesn’t need to pay where it doesn’t deliver landline service to majority of local customers
State's Poor Urban Children Most at Risk from Lead in Water, Advocates Testify
Tom Johnson | February 23, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Experts say that upgrading NJ water infrastructure to eliminate lead, other pollutants could cost tens of billions of dollars
PSEG Power Has No Plans to Add Generating Capacity in the Near Term
Tom Johnson | February 22, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Company is counting on trio of natural-gas plants scheduled to come online in next few years to put generation where it needs to be
Feds Approve Spinoff of JCP&L Transmission Assets into New Utility
Tom Johnson | February 19, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Consumer advocate argues move is contrary to state law, would reduce oversight of Board of Public Utilities
Fine Print: Getting New Jersey on the Road to Cleaner-Running Vehicles
Tom Johnson | February 18, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Bill would establish clean-vehicle commission to promote proliferation of low- and zero-emission cars and trucks
Pinelands Preservation Group Offers Downbeat Assessment in Annual Report
NJTV News | February 18, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Cites political interference leading to approval of two pending gas-pipeline projects
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