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PSEG Joins Battle Against Repeal of Obama-Era Curb on Power Plant Pollution

Tom Johnson | September 18, 2019 | Energy & Environment

Nine of the largest power companies in the country, including PSEG, have filed suit to stop a rollback of a rule that would limit emissions from power plants

Will Trump’s Clean-Water Rollback Imperil NJ’s Small Streams, Wetlands?

Tom Johnson | September 17, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Experts are divided, but one possible outcome could make New Jersey more vulnerable to water pollution from other states
Ørsted OK’d to Bring Offshore Wind Power Ashore at Oyster Creek
Tom Johnson | September 16, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Scheme could cut cost of linking offshore wind farm to region’s transmission system
BPU Urged to Delve into Cost Impacts of Energy Plan
Tom Johnson | September 13, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Consumer advocates and business interests are asking the agency to extend public comment until more is known about the costs of transitioning to clean energy
Business Groups Say Energy Master Plan Could Cause Job Losses, Rate Hikes
Tom Johnson | September 12, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Major organizations urge Murphy administration to proceed with caution in implementing plan to make New Jersey a clean-energy economy
PSE&G’s Scaled-Back Proposal for Upgrading Gas and Power Grids OK’d
Tom Johnson | September 12, 2019 | Energy & Environment
State agency shelves the utility’s separate filing for $2.8 billion on energy efficiency projects
Another Rebuff for PennEast: Court Halts Bid to Seize State Lands
Tom Johnson | September 11, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Federal appeals court reverses lower court’s decision that allowed company to exercise eminent domain over properties along pipeline route
Slow Progress on NJ’s water quality management law Frustrates Legislators
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | September 11, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Compliance with two-year-old law has been uneven; advocates say enforcement is necessary
EPA Faulted for Not Doing Enough to Protect Kids Against Lead at Home
Tom Johnson | September 10, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Without effective oversight federal agency can’t monitor remediation efforts. Meanwhile, blood-lead levels in more than 2 million children have climbed
State Urged to Consider Costs for All Utility Customers in Energy Plan
Tom Johnson | September 9, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Rate Counsel’s filing with BPU emphasizes the importance of a rate impact analysis for the state’s residential, commercial and industrial customers
Bobwhite quail set for bigger return to New Jersey
Jon Hurdle | September 9, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Rare bird, believed extinct in the state, has shown it can live at Pinelands site after small shipments from Georgia
State Agency Voices More Concerns Over PennEast Pipeline Project
Tom Johnson | September 6, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Department of Environmental Protection asks PennEast to rectify omissions in its applications for a series of wetlands and flood hazard permits
Target Climate Change Policies Toward Poorer Communities, NJ Advised
Tom Johnson | September 6, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Rutgers report finds that local advocates prefer earmarked commitments of resources to disadvantaged communities, as well as mandates to achieve specific pollution reductions in those areas
Newark pushes mandatory replacement of lead water service lines
Michael Hill | NJTV News | September 6, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Move comes amid city effort to go door to door to get permission for work crews to access properties
Nuke Subsidies Under Review Just Months After Contentious Approval
Tom Johnson | September 5, 2019 | Energy & Environment
In April, Board of Public Utilities awarded $300 million in annual surcharges on utility customers’ bills to aid three PSEG plants; officials are taking a fresh look at the subsidies
Critics push back hard against governor’s Energy Master Plan
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | September 5, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Opponents raise objections, particularly against plan’s failure to curb pending natural-gas pipeline and power plant projects
Governor Names Enviros to Highlands Council; When Will Lawmakers Approve?
Tom Johnson | September 4, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Murphy moves to reshape makeup of vital planning body but must wait for Senate to sign off
BPU Straw Proposal Unnerves Developers of Residential Solar Systems
Tom Johnson | September 3, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Developers warn state agency’s lowball incentives of $10 to $30 will drive out investors, decimating New Jersey’s solar sector
Lead concerns spread to towns that share Newark’s water supply
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | August 16, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Residents of Belleville and Bloomfield are among those wondering what the implications are for their water’s safety
Amid Crisis, Lawmakers Take Fresh Look At NJ’s Recycling System
Tom Johnson | August 16, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Some environmental advocates say focus should be on reducing the amount of waste that’s generated
Bog turtle program seeks to rebuild fragile population of state reptile
Jon Hurdle | August 16, 2019 | Energy & Environment
New funding boosts habitat restoration on a former Salem County farm in hopes of arresting the decline in turtle numbers
Estimate Revised Up Of New Shore Homes Imperiled By Sea-level Rise, Storm Surge
Jon Hurdle | August 14, 2019 | Energy & Environment
New Jersey has more recently built homes at risk in a 10-year flood than any other state
NJ Challenges Weaker Rule on Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants
Tom Johnson | August 14, 2019 | Energy & Environment
A new rule from the Environmental Protection Agency would let coal units slide on pollution controls. New Jersey is among 22 state challenging the rule as unlawful
More NJ Residents Will Qualify for Help to Pay Their Gas, Electric Bills
Tom Johnson | August 13, 2019 | Energy & Environment
The Board of Public Utilities will add up to 5,700 low-income households to its Universal Service Fund program, raising the income eligibility limit to 185 percent of the federal poverty level
Newark Addresses Elevated Levels of Lead in Drinking Water
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | August 13, 2019 | Energy & Environment
At EPA’s urging, city gives out bottled water to residents after tests at three homes turned up high lead levels in two of them
Critics Warn Fed Proposal Could Hinder States from Protecting Waterways
Tom Johnson | August 12, 2019 | Energy & Environment
As Environmental Protection Agency moves to streamline the Clean Water Act, New Jersey activists wonder about effects on PennEast pipeline
Show of Force by Critics of Draft Energy Master Plan, Frustration Grows
Tom Johnson | August 9, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Climate-change activists fault Murphy administration’s draft plan for not imposing immediate moratorium on fossil-fuel projects
Algal Blooms Fed By Chemical Runoff And Climate Change, Study Says
Jon Hurdle | August 9, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Data compilation shows rising levels of unhealthy toxins in lakes and rivers around the country
BPU Gives Assurance that State’s Solar Projects Will Stay on Track
Tom Johnson | August 8, 2019 | Energy & Environment
As agency takes steps to establish process to close current system of solar funding, it tells developers the market will remain stable
PennEast Reaches Major Milestone, Plans to Submit New Application to DEP
Tom Johnson | August 7, 2019 | Energy & Environment
The controversial 120-mile pipeline has wrapped up all outstanding land surveys, completing a step that kept it stalled for more than a year
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