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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
Company Scuttles Plan to Moor Commercial Barges off Liberty State Park
Tom Johnson | April 27, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Public outcry and official condemnation help deep-six plan to develop mooring within hailing distance of most popular park in state system
Another Pinelands Pipeline Approval, Another Environmental Challenge
Tom Johnson | April 26, 2016 | Energy & Environment
New Jersey Sierra Club announces it will appeal the decision to allow the Southern Reliability Link project to move ahead
New Jersey Can Build a Better Energy Future
Ralph Izzo | PSEG | April 26, 2016 | Energy & Environment, Sponsored Content
The challenges of the past four years make it clear that our customers need an energy system that is not only reliable but also resilient to storms like Hurricane Sandy
Beach Access Still a Matter of Tough Questions Without Easy Answers
Tom Johnson | April 25, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Public access to state’s beaches and waterfronts must be guaranteed, without compromising security of sewage-treatment plants and other facilities
Christie Poised to Divert Another $20 Million from Open-Space Funding
Tom Johnson | April 22, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Lawmakers, advocates contend diversions are opposed to intent of 2014 amendment that funds preservation of undeveloped land
More than Scenic, Delaware Water Gap Serves as Defense Against Climate Change
Tom Johnson | April 21, 2016 | Energy & Environment
‘Green groups’ extend recreation area with addition of three tracts of ‘highly resilient’ land
Pay a Visit to Liberty State Park and Watch the Barges Moored Offshore
Tom Johnson | April 20, 2016 | Energy & Environment
A proposal to build a mooring for five barges off the most popular park in the state system could interfere with the scenic views of Ellis Island and the Manhattan skyline -- and much more
Exelon Merger Goes Through, ACE Customers Should See Credit on Bills
Tom Johnson | April 19, 2016 | Energy & Environment
With Atlantic City Electric now part of Exelon, new owner promises increased reliability, enhanced electric substations
Challenging Conventional Thinking About New Jersey’s Power Sector
Tom Johnson | April 18, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Former NRG CEO David Crane continues to refine his unique perspective on global warming, solar power, electric vehicles and nuclear energy
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