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Democrat: NJ should return to carbon-curbing pact

3-27-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State Senate President Stephen Sweeney is attempting to require New Jersey to re-enter a multistate carbon pollution reduction program through legislation. The Senate's Environment Committee will hear a bill on the Regional ...

Sen. Gillibrand asks for update of oil spill plans

3-27-14
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is urging the Environmental Protection Agency and the Coast Guard to upgrade contingency plans for oil spills in New York and New Jersey. Gillibrand says safety guidelines need to be updated because the ...
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Rep. Holt Calls for Continued Moratorium on Fracking

3-26-14
Congressman Rush Holt is calling for the Delaware River Basin Committee to ban fracking because many people in New Jersey are dependent on the Delaware River for their drinking water and what happens upstream affects it.

Groups oppose ocean blasting plan off NJ coast

3-26-14
Environmental and fishing groups are opposing a plan by three universities and the National Science Foundation to carry out seismic blast tests on the ocean floor off the New Jersey coast this summer. The groups say the tests could harm or kill ...
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Airports Search for Ways to Reduce Bird Strikes

3-25-14
The Port Authority has tried trapping, relocating and killing wildlife around Newark and Teterboro airports to reduce the number of birds hitting planes.
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Whelan Says Rejected Wind Farm Plan is a Lost Opportunity

3-25-14
Sen. Jim Whelan says that the wind farm plan the Board of Public Utilities rejected is a lost opportunity for New Jersey.

Court: Christie improperly cut pollution rules

3-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court has ruled the Christie administration improperly repealed regulations that cut power plant pollution. The appeal stems from a 2012 lawsuit by environmental groups challenging the way the state ...

Missing New Jersey horse found

3-25-14
MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — A missing horse is back in the barn following a nine-day search that spanned parts of New Jersey and New York. Chief had bolted after he slipped on ice and his rider had dismounted on March 15. The family that rescued the ...

Dog rescued from ledge in New Jersey park

3-25-14
WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) — A rescuer rappelled about 50 feet to rescue a dog that may have been abandoned after it became trapped in a ravine in New Jersey's Garret Mountain Park. A hiker who heard the dog barking alerted authorities to its ...

Animal killings have little effect on bird strikes

3-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's efforts to remove birds and other wildlife that could pose a threat to aircraft safety have had no significant impact, according to a newspaper analysis. An analysis of Port ...