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Exxon Settlement Angers Environmentalists, Lawmakers

3-2-15
Exxon will reportedly have to pay $250 million to remediate environmental damage the company caused. But the total cost is about $9 billion.
150302Aron

Assembly Committee Passes Measure to Encourage Offshore Wind

3-2-15
The Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee passed a resolution urging the state BPU to stop dragging its feet on offshore wind.
150225Flanagan

Makeup of Pinelands Commission Awaits Barr’s Confirmation Hearing

2-25-15
NJTV News Correspondent Brenda Flanagan discusses Robert Barr's confirmation hearing for a seat on the Pinelands Commission and the proposed South Jersey Gas pipeline.
Sandy devastated most of the homes on Ron Krauss's block in Union Beach, NJ.

Better Prepared? What Meteorologists Learned from Hurricane Sandy

2-23-15
The National Weather Service has made a number of changes, but challenges remain in improving forecasts and communication with the public.
150219Flanagan

West Virginia Derailment Renews Concerns About Trains Carrying Oil Through New Jersey

2-19-15
Bergen County residents are worried that CSX trains carrying Bakken crude oil could pose a danger, especially in light of a derailment in West Virginia.
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Rutgers Researcher: Sea Level Rising Faster Than Projections

2-17-15
Rutgers researcher Robert Kopp and colleagues from Harvard conducted a study interpreting tide gauge records and found that as the planet has been warming faster, sea level rise has increased at a faster pace.
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Liberty State Park Supporters Say State’s Ready to Hand Park Over to Developers

2-12-15
Those opposed to development in Liberty State Park say a new bill doesn't guarantee that the DEP will retain control of approving projects.
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Fight Over Cleaning Contaminated Jersey City Site

2-10-15
Mayor Steve Fulop wants to stop PPG from working on a site contaminated with chromium because he says the company, which agreed to clean up the area, is doing so in a way that makes the property useless.
150206Aron

Officials Announce Funding for Rahway River Flood Mitigation

2-6-15
The federal government will be providing money for flood mitigation in the Rahway River watershed.