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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
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
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
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
‘Greens’ Say Highlands Council Trying to Stifle Public Comment
Jon Hurdle | October 4, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Council says rules ensure that discussions on updated regional plan take place in public
NJ Leads Nation with Plan to Curb Two Toxic Chemicals in Drinking Water
Jon Hurdle | August 9, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Department of Environmental Protection announces new proposed maximum contaminant limits for two likely carcinogens, PFNA and TCP
Law on Drinking Water Infrastructure Requires Upgrades of Leaking Systems
Jon Hurdle | August 8, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Measure mostly targets smaller, publicly owned utilities that may have to scramble to find the money to implement asset-management plans, cybersecurity
NJ’s Water Infrastructure Needs Hearts, Minds, and Massive Investment
Jon Hurdle | July 19, 2017 | Energy & Environment
New Jersey’s network of water pipes is aging and in need of a major overhaul but advocates believe the public knows little and cares less about the problem
Long-Awaited Plan for Management of Water Resources in New Jersey
Jon Hurdle | May 3, 2017 | Energy & Environment
More than two decades in the making, the state’s Water Supply blueprint finally has been updated to the surprise of many who thought Christie administration would run out the clock on it
Storm-Water Projects Seek Help from Increased DEP Funding
Jon Hurdle | April 3, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Communities and environmental groups plan on putting money into rain gardens and other schemes to reduce runoff
Water Companies Act on Chemical Concerns as Rulemaking Process Drags on
Jon Hurdle | March 28, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Some private purveyors have already deployed the requisite filtering technology and are passing costs on to customers
Water-Borne Chemicals Near Military Base Exceed EPA Health Guidelines
Jon Hurdle | March 22, 2017 | Energy & Environment
The chemical detection is the latest example of PFCs being found at levels above recommended health limits in numerous locations around the state
Nitrogen Levels in NJ Waters Dip, But Will Drop Survive Trump Rule Rollback?
Jon Hurdle | March 3, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Administration considers scrapping Waters of the U.S. rule, but New Jersey might be unscathed since state regulations tougher than federal, experts advise
DEP Weighs More Access to Pinelands Trails for Enduro Motorcyclists
Jon Hurdle | February 23, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Some environmentalists argue that motorcycles should be banned outright from the preserve
Profile: Jason Howell, Protecting the Pinelands Against All Comers
Jon Hurdle | February 8, 2017 | Profiles
The stewardship coordinator for the Pinelands Preservation Alliance doesn’t rule out ‘direct action’ for protecting this preserve
Delaware Basin Program Measures Progress Protecting Water Supplies
Jon Hurdle | January 31, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Initiative counts more than 40 conservation groups as members, targeted thus far on improving local conditions in creeks and streams
Delaware Estuary Scientists Worried About Possible Trump Effect
Jon Hurdle | January 27, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Scientists at regional summit clearly unnerved by Trump administration’s announcements on climate change, fossil fuels, and the EPA
‘Strings and Sticks’ Help Make Space on NJ Beaches for Rare Plants and Birds
Jon Hurdle | January 24, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Without impeding public access, a modest program at the Jersey Shore has allowed plants to grow and birds to breed undisturbed
Renewed Demand for State Water Supply Plan, But DEP Won’t Say When
Jon Hurdle | January 12, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Member of expert panel says lack of a blueprint leaves New Jersey vulnerable to drought and unable to manage water assets and infrastructure
DEP Accepts Plan to Curb Toxic Chemical in NJ’s Drinking Water
Jon Hurdle | January 11, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Surveys have shown the presence of PFNA in New Jersey’s public water systems is much higher than the national rate
New Federal Protection for Delaware River Basin but Funding Unclear
Jon Hurdle | January 9, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Source of drinking water for millions of people gets legal safeguards; it’s not yet clear whether Congress will provide the money to implement them
Renewing Aged Water Infrastructure in New Jersey, One Street at a Time
Jon Hurdle | December 21, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Antiquated leak-prone systems are being upgraded in some parts of the state, but water industry advocates argue that much more needs to be done
Immigration Activists Urge NJ Counties Not to Cooperate With Feds
Jon Hurdle | December 12, 2016 | Immigration
They fear greater push to find and deport undocumented immigrants when Trump becomes president
South Jersey Lags on State Aid Despite Its Economic and Social Challenges
Jon Hurdle | December 7, 2016 | Politics
New evidence suggests southern counties are being shortchanged by the state, not getting ‘fair share’ of assistance
Water System Reformers Rally Support for Huge Infrastructure Campaign
Jon Hurdle | December 5, 2016 | Energy & Environment
In coming year, members of Jersey Water Works have committed to building new water mains and developing guidance on green infrastructure, as part of an ambitious agenda
Back Bay Flood-Defense Plan Will Take Time, Federal Official Says
Jon Hurdle | December 2, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Gathering and weighing input from residents, communities, local and state officials will keep regional plan on slow track
As Drought Worsens, Renewed Calls for Release of Long-Overdue Water Plan
Jon Hurdle | November 29, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Water-supply advocates argue that plan — last updated in 1996 — can’t deal with current shortages, possible pollution from sewage treatment plants
Depleted Reservoirs Prompt Official Drought Watch for Delaware River Basin
Jon Hurdle | November 23, 2016 | Energy & Environment
With no end in sight to extended dry spell, regulators take action to compel conservation and to try to keep a ‘salt front’ from threatening drinking water
DRBC Considers Drought Emergency to Boost Sluggish Flows in Delaware River
Jon Hurdle | November 10, 2016 | Energy & Environment
‘Salt front’ continues to move upriver, closer to fresh-water intakes
Delaware River Salt Front Moves Upstream as Drought Cuts Flows
Jon Hurdle | October 28, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Reservoir releases can slow the front, but reduce available amount of drinking water — already in scant supply — in the process
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