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The Passing of Richard Sullivan: The End of an Era in the Garden State
Michael Catania | December 11, 2013 | Energy & Environment, Opinion
The first commissioner of the state DEP was the father of the environmental movement in New Jersey -- and a hero to many
Opinion: The Vindication of Lisa Jackson, Embattled EPA Chief
Michael Catania | December 19, 2012 | Energy & Environment
Despite political roadblocks and smoke screens, Jackson scores major victory with new soot rules.
Opinion: Holiday Gift Suggestions for Governor Christie
Michael Catania | December 10, 2012 | Opinion
Hurricane Sandy showed us another Chris Christie, one who may be ready to consider new policy options and opportunities.
Opinion: Can We (Finally) Begin a Serious Dialogue About Climate Change?
Michael Catania | November 9, 2012 | Energy & Environment
Musings about life and public policy in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
Opinion: Recent Successes Reimburse Taxpayers for State-Funded Hazardous Waste Cleanups
Michael Catania | September 13, 2012 | Energy & Environment
Current cost-recovery efforts were initiated by earlier administrations, will we carry on that tradition?
Opinion: The Judiciary Rediscovered
Michael Catania | August 6, 2012 | Opinion
Winners and losers as the courts weigh in on environmental issues.
Opinion: The Devolution of Environmental Policy
Michael Catania | June 18, 2012 | Opinion
County and municipal environmental activity is on the rise, even as the state DEP seems to have lost its way.
Opinion: Starving Peter to Feed Paul
Michael Catania | May 29, 2012 | Opinion
Proposed DEP budget continues policy of death by a thousand cuts.
Opinion: Reading the Highlands Tea Leaves
Michael Catania | April 19, 2012 | Energy & Environment, Opinion
Christie's next moves will signal his true intentions.
Opinion: The Thursday Night Massacre
Michael Catania | March 16, 2012 | Energy & Environment, Opinion
Gov. Christie makes his move to undo the Highlands Act
Opinion: Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back Into the Forest
Michael Catania | March 8, 2012 | Energy & Environment, Opinion
Environmentalists threaten encore presentation opposing forestry legislation.
Opinion: Is There a Future for Environmental Protection in the Garden State?
Michael Catania | February 21, 2012 | Energy & Environment, Opinion
Has the Christie administration gone too far in cutting back statutes and regulations meant to protect our environment?
Opinion: What Can Environmentalists Learn From the Painful Lessons of 2011?
Michael Catania | January 24, 2012 | Energy & Environment, Opinion
Chris Christie and the Politics of Cross-State Air Pollution
Michael Catania | December 1, 2011 | Opinion
Rather than cooperate with the EPA, the governor decides to go it alone, gunning for polluting power plants one by one.
Opinion: Strange Weather and Stranger Politics
Michael Catania | November 14, 2011 | Opinion
The most passionate argument for climate change? The weather of the past three months.
Opinion: A Time to Stay, a Time to Leave
Michael Catania | September 19, 2011 | Opinion
By not resigning as EPA administrator, Lisa Jackson did the responsible thing, the honorable thing, and the right thing.
Opinion: Fake Center, Go Right -- Chris Christie and the Politics of Climate Change
Michael Catania | August 2, 2011 | Opinion
What happened to the centrist candidate with the winning vision for a green and clean future?
Opinion: The Myth of a Divided Environmental Community
Michael Catania | June 29, 2011 | Opinion
How members of the Statehouse press have turned a difference of opinion into a schism.
Opinion: The Green Acres Program Turns Fifty -- Today
Michael Catania | June 3, 2011 | Opinion
Over the past half-century, Green Acres has protected and preserved some 1.4 million acres of the Garden State.
Opinion: An Earth Day 2011 Perspective
Michael Catania | April 22, 2011 | Opinion
"Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it."
Opinion: To Be or Not To Be -- a Member of RGGI
Michael Catania | April 15, 2011 | Energy & Environment
The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative isn't just the best game in town, it's the only game in town.
Opinion: Looking for Common Sense in a Proposed DEP Regulation
Michael Catania | March 18, 2011 | Opinion
A new proposal would let the DEP make the rules and then decide who must comply with them.
Opinion: Playing Politics with Barnegat Bay
Michael Catania | February 18, 2011 | Opinion
Gov. Christie wants to protect Barnegat Bay, but he wants to protect his political prospects even more.
Opinion: The "Fertilizer Law," Landmark Legislation or Politics as Usual?
Michael Catania | January 27, 2011 | Opinion
One of the things that make this new law so tough is that it forces us to look at our irresponsible behavior.
Opinion: Environment 2010 -- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Michael Catania | January 3, 2011 | Opinion
Let's celebrate the good and use the bad and the ugly to spotlight the work that needs to be done in the coming year.
Opinion: Gov. Christie Plays Partisan Politics with Regional Planning
Michael Catania | December 1, 2010 | Opinion
The governor's strident remarks about the Highlands Act ignore 40 years of bipartisan efforts on environmental issues.
Opinion: Crunch Time for Climate Change
Michael Catania | November 15, 2010 | Opinion
Gov. Christie is a leader for tough times. It's time he got tough about climate change.
Stealth RFP Would Put Approving Land-Use Permits In Private Hands
Michael Catania | September 29, 2010 | Opinion
The Christie administration wants to change a key way DEP does business, without filling the public in on the plan.
Opinion: Raise My Gas Tax, Please!
Michael Catania | August 30, 2010 | Opinion
Paying a little more per gallon isn’t as big a burden as the cost of added debt or the damage to the environment.
Opinion: Welcome to New Jersey: The Suburban Sprawl State
Michael Catania | August 10, 2010 | Opinion
Report reveals that new development gobbled up 44 acres per day, or more than 16,000 acres per year, over a five-year period.
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