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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
PFAS Levels at NJ Base 24,000 Times Higher than Proposed Fed Standard — Study
Jon Hurdle | October 5, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst data shows some PFAS levels also exceed EPA health advisory
Officials Defend Pace of Coastal Back Bays Study as Residents Fend off Floods
Jon Hurdle | September 14, 2018 | Energy & Environment
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers considers range of defenses, including new floodwalls and storm-surge gates, but construction unlikely before 2026
DRBC Seeks to Block PennEast from Cutting Trees Along Pipeline Route
Jon Hurdle | September 14, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Agency fears damage to water resources from premature felling of trees but is told it must resubmit request through proper channels
As Public Concern About PFAS Climbs, EPA Urged to Set Enforceable Standard
Jon Hurdle | September 7, 2018 | Energy & Environment
At congressional hearing, advocates say federal government needs to address contamination worries
NJ Becomes First State to Regulate Carcinogenic Chemical as EPA Lags
Jon Hurdle | September 5, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Garden State water systems must start testing for PFNA in early 2019
NJ Issues First Advisories for Consumption of Fish Containing PFAS Chemicals
Jon Hurdle | July 24, 2018 | Energy & Environment
State scientists recommend limits for 12 species found to contain chemicals linked to cancers and other illnesses
Feds Release Long-Awaited Report on Health Risks of Chemical Family
Jon Hurdle | June 21, 2018 | Energy & Environment
New health standards on 14 chemicals in the PFAS family raise concerns about current EPA limits — or the lack of them
NJ Panel Urges Tighter Chemical Rule as EPA Mulls National Standard
Jon Hurdle | May 29, 2018 | Energy & Environment
If DEP adopts nation’s strictest proposal regarding PFOS, regulators could require public water systems and private well owners to limit amount of chemical in drinking water to 13 ppt
NJ Asks Appeals Court to Review FERC’s Approval of PennEast Pipeline
Jon Hurdle | May 22, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Attorney General Grewal says agency wrong to give project certificate that has allowed it to file eminent domain suits against New Jersey landowners
Pallone Accuses White House of Trying to Suppress Report on PFCs in Drinking Water
Jon Hurdle | May 17, 2018 | Energy & Environment
New Jersey has some of strictest standards in country for regulating the contaminants, but environmentalist says DEP's regulation process has slowed
NJ Landowners in Federal Court to Fight Pipeline Company on Eminent Domain
Jon Hurdle | April 6, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Dozens of New Jersey landowners were in court yesterday to challenge PennEast’s efforts to take possession of parts of their properties
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