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Water Advocates Seek Public Backing for Massive Infrastructure Upgrade
Jon Hurdle | December 4, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Jersey Water Works, a collaborative with some 350 members, wants to make water systems and their problems highly visible, even though they’re typically underground
Court Rules DEP Can Revise Permit for Newark Natural Gas Plant
Tom Johnson | December 4, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Environmental and community groups fail in bid to require Newark Energy Center to file for new permit
Will New Jersey Make a Healthy Environment an Inalienable Right?
Tom Johnson | December 1, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Garden State could follow Pennsylvania and Montana and pass constitutional amendment to safeguard clean air, water
Is Showdown in Offing over Nuclear Subsidies in New Jersey?
Tom Johnson | November 30, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Foes worry that those in favor of scheme will try to push a bill through in lame-duck session
New Industry-Led Coalition Opposes Nuclear Subsidies to PSEG
Tom Johnson | November 29, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Deriding ‘PSEG energy tax,’ group argues there’s no need for subsidies since company’s South Jersey nuclear plants are still profitable
‘Greens’ Sue FERC to Stop Unlawful Use of Eminent Domain by PennEast
Tom Johnson | November 28, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Pipeline company needs access to private land along route, pushes federal agency to let it use eminent domain to sidestep uncooperative property owners
Pesticide Ban Stalls When Critics Claim Feds Should Make Call
Tom Johnson | November 27, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Obama administration recommendation to stop using chlorpyrifos reversed by Scott Pruitt, new head of EPA
New Jersey Scientists Urge State to Curb Another Chemical in Drinking Water
Jon Hurdle | November 27, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Maximum Contaminant Limit for PFOS would help protect human health over a lifetime of exposure to the chemical, which has been linked to cancer, immune-system problems
JCP&L Gets Nod to Build High-Voltage Line in Morris County
Tom Johnson | November 22, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Seven-mile transmission line is latest in series of projects meant to enhance reliability of the power grid
Lawmakers Ready to Say ‘No’ to More Development in Highlands
Tom Johnson | November 21, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Legislators move to roll back rule, issue rare rebuke to executive branch that originally passed regulation
NJ Lawmakers Ask EPA to Waive Ethanol Rule for Local Gasoline
Tom Johnson | November 17, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Adding ethanol to gasoline is a federal requirement that may drive production costs at Paulsboro refinery over the top, threatening its viability
PJM Takes Wraps Off Plan to Prop Up Prices for Nuclear, Coal Power
Tom Johnson | November 16, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Regional grid operator’s proposal is one answer to growing clamor by power producers to help subsidize plants that are struggling to compete
VW Will Pay Garden State Another $69M to Settle Pollution Suit
Tom Johnson | November 15, 2017 | Energy & Environment
New payment over and above original $72 million shelled out to settle earlier suit involving cheating scandal
New Regional Initiative — RGGI for Transportation Sector
Tom Johnson | November 14, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Transportation is the biggest source of carbon emissions contributing to climate change, but will NJ sign on when it’s also poised to rejoin RGGI?
Legislature, DEP at Loggerheads Again Over Septic Tanks in Highlands
Tom Johnson | November 13, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Lawmakers moving to block agency proposal, could use rarely employed tool to rescind rules judged inconsistent with legislative intent
NJ Moves to Ban Pesticide OK’d by Trump Administration
Tom Johnson | November 12, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Widely used on a variety of crops, chlorpyrifos has been linked to potentially harmful effects in people
GOP Tax-Reform Bill Could Sideline NJ’s Clean-Energy Efforts
Tom Johnson | November 9, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Republicans in D.C. are looking to slash or eliminate tax credits that encourage solar and wind power, help offset the price of electric vehicles
NJ Puts New Rule in Place to Limit Air Pollution from Soot
Tom Johnson | November 7, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Plants and businesses that spew soot will be required to comply with new regulation when they apply for new permits
Fed Report Affirms Effects of Climate Change Already Visible
Tom Johnson | November 6, 2017 | Energy & Environment
As people continue to contribute to global warming, extreme weather, sea-level rise will become more pressing problems
Good News for Offshore Wind: Both Gubernatorial Candidates Back It
Tom Johnson | November 3, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Some experts say it’s not too late for New Jersey to develop a thriving sector based on offshore wind and related technologies
DEP Sets Nation’s Strictest Limit on Chemical in Drinking Water
Jon Hurdle | November 2, 2017 | Energy & Environment
PFOA has been linked to cancer, high cholesterol, and developmental problems in young children
PSEG Backs Trump Administration Plan to Spur Nuclear Industry
Tom Johnson | November 1, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Company looks to state or other possibilities for ways to keep its nuclear plants from closing due to economic pressure from natural-gas industry
Shad Surge in Delaware River Thanks to Pollution Controls, Dam Removal
Jon Hurdle | October 31, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Number of juvenile shad monitored in summer count highest in 38 years, according to state DEP
NJ Sierra Club v. Pinelands Commission Back in Appellate Court
Tom Johnson | October 31, 2017 | Energy & Environment
At heart of dispute, 30-mile pipeline project that New Jersey Natural Gas argues is key to increasing reliability for its customers
Governor’s Race 2017 Could Lead to a Greener New Jersey
Tom Johnson | October 30, 2017 | Energy & Environment, Elections 2017, Governor's Race 2017
Murphy has taken an aggressive stance on energy and the environment, while Guadagno has muddled her position on regional initiative to fight greenhouse gases
Five Years After Sandy, Superstorm Continues to Punish Survivors
Scott Gurian | October 27, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Some victims still have no place to call home; others are being dunned by state and feds to return part of their aid
New Jersey Inks 10-Year Pact on Taking Water from Delaware River
Tom Johnson | October 27, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Agreement — also signed by three other states and New York City — ends dispute over release of water from city reservoirs
Feds to Fund Massive Flood-Control Project for Hoboken, Nearby Towns
Tom Johnson | October 26, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Project includes green infrastructure to protect three communities from storm surges that left them inundated after Hurricane Sandy
New Jersey Gets Scorched by Increasing Number of Extreme-Heat Days
Tom Johnson | October 25, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Climate change is fueling hotter summers, boosting the intensity and frequency of heat waves, and sending more people to the ER
Trump Makes Few Friends with Scheme to Subsidize Coal, Nuclear
Tom Johnson | October 24, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Opponents argue proposal is unworkable and unlawful, could drive up consumer energy bills
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