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Opinion: Developers Benefit While Environmentalists Suffer Double Setback
R. William Potter | August 4, 2016 | Opinion
Two little-noticed decisions could gag environmentalists and impede elected officials who want to tighten planning regulations
Opinion: Candidate Christie’s Fateful About-Face on Wind Power
R. William Potter | June 29, 2016 | Opinion
The governor, then a presidential hopeful, didn’t blow hot and cold on wind energy -- he gave it an arctic blast
Opinion: Decoupling Breaks the Mold of Utilities’ Business Model
R. William Potter | June 1, 2016 | Opinion
Utilities no longer have an incentive to oppose strategies that stress energy efficiency over the sale of power
Opinion: The BPU Could End Diversions from Clean-Energy Fund in a Heartbeat
R. William Potter | May 16, 2016 | Opinion
It’s disingenuous to pretend that Christie’s shanghaiing of $1B in funds hasn’t had a deeply deleterious effect on the state’s clean-energy industry
Opinion: 80% Renewables by 2050 Demands Lower Solar Prices
R. William Potter | April 28, 2016 | Opinion
Nearby neighbors New York state, Connecticut, and Delaware can teach New Jersey more than a thing or two about reducing prices for solar energy
Opinion: Patching the ‘Safety Net,’ One Homeless Family at a Time
R. William Potter | April 5, 2016 | Opinion
Don’t dismiss Homefront as just a relic of the War on Poverty -- it’s been making a real difference in real lives for 25 years
Opinion: Some Very Good Reasons for New Jersey to Go to Pot
R. William Potter | February 24, 2016 | Opinion
Legalizing marijuana would end the war on NJ residents -- particularly young men of color -- and generate much-needed revenue
Opinion: SLAPP -- a Potent Legal Ploy to Silence Environmentalists
R. William Potter | January 25, 2016 | Opinion
Countersuits in response to litigation are often a way to ‘sue them into silence’ -- and court ruling may ease restrictions
Opinion: Crisis, What Crisis? Christie’s Disturbing Views on Climate Change
R. William Potter | December 4, 2015 | Opinion
The governor’s ability to deny evidence -- and reality -- doesn't bode well for a presidential candidate
Opinion: ExxonMobil Case Slams Door on Legislators, Public-Interest Groups
R. William Potter | October 15, 2015 | Opinion
The judge’s rulings in critical environmental action amounts to declaring that ‘the state DEP knows best’
Opinion: Why Didn’t DEP Publicize Wholesale Rewriting of Coastal Rules?
R. William Potter | September 18, 2015 | Opinion
Agency that can’t let the smallest factoid escape without a press release had virtually nothing to say about ‘streamlining’ nearly 1,000 pages of environmental regulations
Opinion: Dirty Little Secret About Natural-Gas Fracking: Fugitive Methane Emissions
R. William Potter | July 10, 2015 | Opinion
According to recent research, the global-warming impact of FMEs is two-thirds greater than coal’s over the near term
With Pope's Encyclical on Environment, Let's Reflect on Garden State
R. William Potter | June 23, 2015 | Opinion
Reviewing NJ’s progress with solar and wind reveals a troubling lack of progress and a renewable-energy sector that could be in serious trouble
Opinion: If It Looks And Smells Like Sewage, It Could Be Stormwater
R. William Potter | May 20, 2015 | Opinion
DEP needs to take the battle against runoff to the municipalities, where most local land-use decisions are made
Opinion: Christie v. New Jersey Judiciary -- Not a Pretty Picture
R. William Potter | April 14, 2015 | Opinion
Despite being bullied and berated, the state’s judiciary has stood up to the governor and handed him some sizable setbacks
Opinion: Advice to ‘Candidate’ Christie -- Don’t Run on Your Record
R. William Potter | February 18, 2015 | Opinion
The governor has shown a disturbing predilection for not living up to his promises
Opinion: Fighting Feds on Climate Change Scores Points for Christie with GOP
R. William Potter | January 23, 2015 | Opinion
By joining with coal and oil states in opposing EPA’s new rules, the state DEP could help grab the attention of very generous political donors
Opinion: Ballot Question to Preserve Open Space Could Hurt More Than It Helps
R. William Potter | October 1, 2014 | Opinion, Elections 2014
Siphoning off $4 billion from corporate taxes would drain budget, decimate staff at state Department of Environmental Protection
Opinion: Sink the ‘Floating Nukes’ With Clean Energy, Efficient Use
R. William Potter | September 15, 2014 | Opinion
Decoupling sales from volume can help utilities embrace energy efficiency and solar power, while ambitious targets can give them a reason to do so
Opinion: When Disaster Looms, Doing Nothing Is Not an Option
R. William Potter and Dr. Clara S. Haignere | August 1, 2014 | Opinion
Aided by climate-change deniers in the administration, Christie and Co. are helping precipitate a global disaster
Opinion: Why Doesn't the State DEP Believe in Global Climate Change?
R. William Potter | July 9, 2014 | Opinion
The department's revised coastal regulations runs to 1,000 pages with not a mention of climate change
Opinion: What Can Be Done to Help New Jersey Get Its Solar Mojo Back?
R. William Potter | June 11, 2014 | Opinion
NJ was a shining example of the industry's growth, but some developers have had to lay off workers, while others have moved out-of-state
Opinion: How Would New Jersey’s Power Politics Translate on National Stage?
R. William Potter | April 23, 2014 | Opinion
Christie in Washington, like Christie in Trenton, would mean insults, absolute loyalty, and an impenetrable inner circle
Opinion: Unlike Predecessors, for Gov. Christie, It's Not Easy Being Green
R. William Potter | April 2, 2014 | Opinion
New Jersey has a bipartisan tradition of governors who have tried to protect the environment -- and then there's the current chief executive
Opinion: Legalizing Marijuana Would End War on NJ's Minority Communities
R. William Potter | February 25, 2014 | Opinion
Sen. Scutari's legalization bill could be one of the most important civil rights laws in New Jersey for more than a decade
Opinion: NJ Court Resurrects American Dream from Foreclosure Nightmare
R. William Potter | January 21, 2014 | Opinion
Immigrant family earning some $3,000 a month saddled with $5,700 mortgage payments by Wells Fargo Bank -- before court rules
Opinion: Appellate Court Ruling Hits the Poor Where They Live
R. William Potter | November 13, 2013 | Opinion
Decision strips New Jersey builders of economic impetus to erect low- and no-income housing
Opinion: Add Some Real Muscle to 'Stronger than the Storm' Catchphrase
R. William Potter | October 18, 2013 | Opinion, Sandy
A new grassroots coalition offers actionable ways to help forestall global climate change by curbing greenhouse gas emissions
Opinion: Compelling the DEP to Think Outside the Black Box
R. William Potter | September 18, 2013 | Energy & Environment, Opinion
Designing to a site rather than a spreadsheet should help reduce runoff, wastewater and flooding
Opinion: Externality 101, Understanding the 'Hidden' Costs of Fossil Fuel
R. William Potter | August 15, 2013 | Opinion
Renewables don't hurt us or our environment, an advantage that has a demonstrable dollar-and-cents value
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