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Three Governors Pledge to Cooperate on Delaware River Basin Environment
Jon Hurdle | May 17, 2019 | Energy & Environment
The governors call for more federal support. Gov. Phil Murphy says one way to prepare for climate change is to elect a new president
New Jersey DEP Says It’s Working with Chemical Companies to Curb PFAS
Jon Hurdle | May 14, 2019 | Energy & Environment
After scathing letter from companies, officials say they hope for voluntary resolution to contamination
Advocates: New Anti-hunger Laws Will Raise Awareness Of Food Waste
Jon Hurdle | May 10, 2019 | Social
Governor, signing bill package, says it’s a ‘moral failure’ that so many New Jerseyans don’t have enough to eat
Enviros Fault Army Corps’ Plan for Defending NJ Back Bays from Rising Seas
Jon Hurdle | May 9, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Groups say nature-based measures should be a bigger part of massive plan to protect communities
NJ Home to 35 Sites Where Two PFAS Chemicals Top New State Limits
Jon Hurdle | May 7, 2019 | Energy & Environment
National advocate compiles data from utilities, military, and academia to show contamination
Two NYC fatalities Had Nation’s First Cases of ‘Pan-Resistant’ Fungus
Jon Hurdle | April 22, 2019 | Healthcare
Deaths fuel fears of an outbreak of Candida auris that can resist many, or all, medications; no reports of pan-resistant C. auris in New Jersey
CDC Says NJ Has Third-Most Hospitalizations with Drug-Resistant Fungus
Jon Hurdle | April 9, 2019 | Healthcare
The organism, little known as recently as two years ago, poses a risk to those with compromised immune systems or other existing illnesses, health officials say
Health Officials Urge More Teens to Have HPV Shots as NJ Lags National Rate
Jon Hurdle | April 5, 2019 | Healthcare
But some parents think the vaccinations may encourage kids to have sex, doctor says
NJ Calls for Big Increase in Number of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Jon Hurdle | April 2, 2019 | Healthcare
The current program won’t come close to meeting surging demand, the health department says
Chemours Quantifies Toxic PFAS Substitute Sent to South Jersey Plant
Jon Hurdle | March 29, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Revelation raises fresh concerns over possible contamination of local drinking water as scientists say GenX may be just as hazardous as the chemical it’s designed to replace
DEP Says Five Companies Must Pay for PFAS Contamination in NJ
Jon Hurdle | March 26, 2019 | Energy & Environment
First-in-nation directive underlines New Jersey’s leadership on curbing toxic chemicals; requires details of manufacture, use and discharge of the chemicals
Barriers, Flood Walls Could Help Protect Back Bays, Army Corps Says
Jon Hurdle | March 12, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Interim report foresees ‘massive’ construction project costing ‘several billion dollars’
Camden City EMS Reports More Calls, Quicker Response Times in 2018
Jon Hurdle | March 6, 2019 | Healthcare
Three years after taking over from Virtua, Cooper is meeting national benchmark for timeliness
NJ Faces Growing Health Threat from Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes
Jon Hurdle | February 28, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Rising temperatures and longer mosquito season create a ‘perfect storm’ for virus transmission
Chemours Shipped PFAS Substitute Chemical to South Jersey Site, EPA Says
Jon Hurdle | February 22, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Critics say GenX may worsen water contamination near Chambers Works site in Salem County
NJ Slams EPA’s ‘Disappointing’ Plan to Curb Toxic PFAS Chemicals
Jon Hurdle | February 15, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Department of Environmental Protection attacks long-awaited plan, says it doesn’t address need for immediate measures to stop exposure
EPA to Unveil Long-Awaited ‘Action Plan’ on Curbing Toxic PFAS Chemicals
Jon Hurdle | February 14, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Concern that agency won’t immediately set enforceable health standards
DEP Says EPA Didn’t Consider Many Health Risks When Approving PFAS Replacements
Jon Hurdle | February 4, 2019 | Energy & Environment
GenX and PFBS, may be as toxic as the chemicals they are replacing. Scientists say GenX has been found in Gloucester County wells and in the Delaware River
South Jersey Landfill Cancels PFAS Contract Amid Rising Public Concern
Jon Hurdle | January 31, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Thousands of tons of contaminated soil from Pennsylvania military base no longer destined to be dumped in Cumberland County
NJ Landfill Agrees to Accept PFAS-Contaminated Soil from Pennsylvania Military Base
Jon Hurdle | January 28, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Some New Jersey environmental groups want the planned dumping of material from former Willow Grove naval station to be halted
Where Are NJ’s New Chemical Rules? Enviros Accuse DEP of More Foot-Dragging on PFAS
Jon Hurdle | January 17, 2019 | Energy & Environment
The DEP denies tomorrow’s stakeholder meeting will mean further delay in setting health limits on two toxic chemicals
PennEast Now Faces Tough Scrutiny from DEP after Winning Court Battle
Jon Hurdle | December 17, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Federal judge grants eminent domain in New Jersey, but pipeline company must still meet many environmental standards
Rain Gardens in NJ: Small Projects Help Alleviate Stormwater Problems
Jon Hurdle | December 14, 2018 | Energy & Environment
It will take billions to bring New Jersey’s water infrastructure up to standard. In the meantime, clean-water activists are helping communities make small changes to mitigate stormwater damage
Judge Grants First Eminent Domain Case to PennEast in Pennsylvania
Jon Hurdle | December 11, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Company says ruling will allow it to complete surveys. New Jersey landowners await ruling from different judge
New Chemical Substitutes Threaten to Undermine NJ’s Cutting-Edge Rules on PFAS
Jon Hurdle | December 10, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Manufacturers have responded to increasing regulation by introducing chemical alternatives that have not been fully vetted, scientists tell NJ Spotlight roundtable
NJ Sues Polluters of Low-Income Communities, Wants ‘Environmental Justice’
Jon Hurdle | December 7, 2018 | Energy & Environment
AG Grewal charges companies with discharging waste water containing nickel and chrome, illegally dumping thousands of tons of contaminated material, and failing to clean up hazardous leaks
Highlands Council’s New Head Seeks More Local Support For Regional Plan
Jon Hurdle | November 16, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Lisa Plevin is trying to sway leaders of more than 20 municipalities to sign on to the effort to preserve the environmentally sensitive hill country
Judge Weighs Other Courts’ Pro-Pipeline Rulings Before PennEast Decision
Jon Hurdle | November 6, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Pipeline foes say last-minute request for comments signals court will allow surveying on private land
Still No Cleanup of PFAS at MDL Base Two Years after Alarming Test Results
Jon Hurdle | October 24, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Spokesman says Air Force is taking ‘comprehensive approach’ to toxic chemicals, has not begun to remediate polluted groundwater
DEP Launches Blueprint for Making Jersey Shore More Resilient to Climate Change
Jon Hurdle | October 10, 2018 | Energy & Environment
As UN gives stark climate warning, NJ steps up plans to defend coastal zone from rising seas and bigger storms
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