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Critics of Highlands Development Plan Step Up Attacks on DEP
Jon Hurdle | July 12, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Proposal would quadruple number of septic systems in forested areas of region, which serves as water supply for some 5 million people
Drinking Water Panel Delays Recommending Safe Limit on Toxic Chemical
Jon Hurdle | July 1, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Just the latest in a series of delays on urgent matters of public health, environmental advocates say
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
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
Explainer: Working Together to Preserve New Jersey’s Precious Water Supply
Jon Hurdle | March 22, 2016 | Explainer
Groups join forces for Delaware River Watershed Initiative covering area reaching from upstate NY to Delaware Bay
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
Tests on Fish Raise New Concerns About Estrogen Levels in Drinking Water
Jon Hurdle | February 9, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Contamination from wastewater-treatment plants and agricultural runoff cited as a concern
Bayside Flooding Highlights Inherent Vulnerability of Barrier Islands
Jon Hurdle | January 27, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Emphasis on ‘soft’ defenses such as rebuilding natural marshlands seen as most effective long-term approach
DEP Urged to Act Quickly on Hazardous Chemical Found in NJ Water Supplies
Jon Hurdle | January 22, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Likely carcinogen exceeded safety limit in 12 systems, detected at lower levels in dozens more
Critics of New Wastewater Rule Accuse DEP of Giving In to Developers
Jon Hurdle | November 12, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Environmental groups assert what state agency calls ‘streamlining’ of unwieldy regulations would pose threat to drinking water for millions
Christie Vetoes Water Bill, Saying It Gives Too Much Power to Advisory Panel
Jon Hurdle | November 10, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Governor shuts down attempt to regulate the amount of TCP -- a suspected carcinogen -- in New Jersey’s drinking water
Three Years after Sandy, Many Homeowners Displaced by Storm Remain in Limbo
Jon Hurdle | October 28, 2015 | Sandy
Protesters camping out near State House say they’re still waiting for full amount of aid they need to complete repairs and rebuilding
Wastewater Rule Change Would Spur Development, Environmentalists Claim
Jon Hurdle | October 21, 2015 | Energy & Environment
But state DEP says red tape and duplicate rules will be eliminated while safeguards will remain
Seventh District Democratic Incumbents Focus on Jobs, Healthcare, Property Taxes
Jon Hurdle | October 21, 2015 | Politics, Elections 2015
While Dems look rock solid in 7th, they can’t field a slate to take on GOP in nearby 8th District
The List: Our Top 10 Birding Hotspots, During Fall Migration and Year-Round
Jon Hurdle | October 19, 2015 | The List
It’s densely populated and overdeveloped, but the Garden State offers some nearly unrivaled places for birders to add sightings to their life lists
Newcomers Face-Off in Incumbent-Free Race for Assembly’s 5th District
Jon Hurdle | October 19, 2015 | Politics, Elections 2015
In nearby 4th and 6th, Republicans hope to unseat well-ensconced Democratic incumbents
Drinking-Water Panel to Renew Call for Regulation of Toxic Chemical
Jon Hurdle | October 1, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Panel collecting new evidence on 1,2,3-TCP, a substance know to cause cancer in humans
DEP Declares Drought Watch in 12 Counties; Urges Consumers to Cut Water Use
Jon Hurdle | September 24, 2015 | Energy & Environment
State agency warns that if dry spell continues tougher measures to ensure adequate supplies could be put in place
Community-Based Flood Insurance: Would It Work in New Jersey?
Jon Hurdle | July 29, 2015 | Sandy
One potential fatal flaw: Homeowners at low risk could end up subsidizing neighbors in high-risk zones
Environmentalists Accuse PennEast of Test Drilling Without Permit
Jon Hurdle | July 23, 2015 | Energy & Environment
State DEP asserts company had requisite paperwork; PennEast dismisses claims as ‘intentionally inaccurate’
Coastal Development Seen at Greater Risk After Adoption of New Regulation
Jon Hurdle | July 16, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Planning
State planning commission gives towns three more years to build in areas that qualify for assistance -- even if they’re in danger of being flooded
Bill to Curb Toxic Chemical in Drinking Water Awaits Decision by Christie
Jon Hurdle | July 1, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Classified by EPA as likely carcinogen, TCP levels remain unregulated in Garden State
Advocates Urge State Lawmakers to Restore Transit Funding to Budget
Jon Hurdle | June 25, 2015 | Transportation
But some legislators argue the clock has run out and there’s not time left to add the $60 million back into spending plan
Bill Would Channel Private Funds for Clean-Energy Building Programs
Jon Hurdle | June 15, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Building owners could finance energy-saving projects and repay long-term loans through municipal property tax assessments
Environmentalists Urge More Public Meetings on PennEast Gas Pipeline
Jon Hurdle | June 10, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Delaware River Basin Commission wants to hold one meeting, jointly with FERC, but ‘green’ groups say that will curtail comments
Solvay Consultants Attack Panel’s Recommended Limit for Chemical in Water
Jon Hurdle | June 5, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Outside toxicologist dismisses test results as unscientific; outside counsel calls DWQI ‘arbitrary and capricious’
State DEP Continues to Stall Release of Long-Overdue Draft Water-Supply Plan
Jon Hurdle | May 18, 2015 | Energy & Environment
NJ does not face drought crisis, but stringent conservation measures almost sure to be recommended by water-supply council
Explainer: Special Advisory Council Tracks Status of New Jersey’s Water Supply
Jon Hurdle | May 12, 2015 | Explainer
Diverse group reports to state DEP on all aspects, present and future, of what may be state’s most precious commodity
Bill Would Require DEP to Set Limit for Toxic Chemical in Drinking Water
Jon Hurdle | April 10, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Drinking Water Quality Institute made recommendations for TCP, other chemicals in 2009 but DEP didn't act on them
Presenting New Standard, Water Panel Seeks to Rebuild Reputation
Jon Hurdle | April 9, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Committee ready to move on to next two contaminants in New Jersey’s drinking water
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