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Opinion: It’s Time for a Moratorium on All Fossil Fuel Projects in NJ
R. William Potter | May 23, 2019 | Opinion
Calling on governor to order a freeze on pipeline and power-plant projects ‘while we still have a chance’ to mitigate worst impacts of climate change
Opinion: President Trump’s Rhetoric Belies the Truth About Immigrants
R. William Potter | February 8, 2019 | Opinion
We need more immigration, not less. It’s linked with reduced crime rates, safer neighborhoods, and a stronger economy
Opinion: Why Is the DEP Pushing to Dump ‘Dredge Spoils’ in West Creek?
R. William Potter | August 10, 2018 | Opinion
Stopping the state agency from dumping foul-smelling muck in this community is a perfect chance for Murphy administration to demonstrate its green credentials
Opinion: Ending New Jersey’s Policy of Cruel and Usual Punishment
R. William Potter | May 31, 2018 | Opinion
Undocumented immigrants are often tried and sentenced to deportation without benefit of legal counsel
Opinion: Nuclear Subsidy Bill Could Spell End of Solar Sector
R. William Potter | March 13, 2018 | Opinion
Left unchanged, the bill that's slated to come before the Legislature will wipe out the mechanism used to finance solar systems, without putting anything in its place
Opinion: Zero-Emission Credits Aren’t Just for Nuclear Power
R. William Potter | December 8, 2017 | Opinion
We need a comprehensive ZEC policy that reflects the total costs of all power sources — including solar and wind — in the rates charged for them by the state’s utilities
Opinion: Top 5 Reforms for Municipal Land-Use Law — a Hand-Picked List
R. William Potter | November 16, 2017 | Opinion
A much-needed overhaul of the complex zoning law that governs most development in the state should be high on new governor's agenda
Opinion: Another Day 1 Job for Gov. Murphy — Bring Back the Public Advocate
R. William Potter | October 25, 2017 | Opinion
A cabinet-level public advocate can be a spokesman for those who have no voice, a champion of those who have no power
Opinion: Appellate Court Decision a SLAPP in the Face of Smart Growth
R. William Potter | August 7, 2017 | Opinion
The Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation suit filed in Walmart case overwhelms — and silences — its opponents with arcane, hard-to-prove damage claims
Opinion: There’s No Getting Away from Nuclear on Way to a Carbon-Free Future
R. William Potter | July 28, 2017 | Opinion
Nuclear power is dangerous and dirty in its own way, but without it utilities are going to resort to fossil fuels to back up renewables
Opinion: Are Gov. Chris Christie’s Pot Policies ‘Beyond Stupidity’?
R. William Potter | May 19, 2017 | Opinion
That’s how Christie characterized the beliefs of those who support legalization and taxation of marijuana use for adults. Is this the pot calling the kettle black?
Opinion: Fighting Global Warming with Strategy of Divestment/Reinvestment
R. William Potter | April 20, 2017 | Opinion
Baby boomers and millennials alike can refuse to invest in or do business with companies deep into fossil fuels, investing instead in ‘green’ alternatives
Opinion: The Tragedy and Travesty of Undocumented Children
R. William Potter | February 15, 2017 | Opinion
Having an attorney present during immigration proceedings tips the scales of justice in favor of remaining in the United States
Opinion: Note to President Trump — Clean Energy Is Job Explosion Waiting to Happen
R. William Potter | January 24, 2017 | Opinion
Investments in renewable energy can be a quick start to employment growth and the best weapon in the battle against global climate change (even if you don’t believe in it)
Opinion: In Fight Against Global Warming, Will NJ Lead or Lag Behind?
R. William Potter | December 9, 2016 | Opinion
With President-elect Trump’s Scott Pruitt headed for the EPA, this is not the time to skimp on solar spending
Opinion: A Fix for NJ’s Solar Sector Could Be Right Across the Hudson
R. William Potter | November 2, 2016 | Opinion
Running the numbers on New York’s ‘Sun Program’ reveals a less-expensive, more stable way to attain New Jersey’s ambitious solar goals
Opinion: Big Victory for Small Homeowners in Atlantic City
R. William Potter | September 7, 2016 | Opinion
Judge stops land grab by Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, calling it a ‘manifest abuse of the eminent domain power’
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
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