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State Senate Moves on Several Fronts to Block Exxon Mobil Settlement

3-10-15
One panel releases resolution condemning the Christie administration’s drastically reduced payout in $8.9 billion case.

Officials Question Christie’s Involvement in Exxon Settlement

3-5-15
Environmentalists and some elected officials are questioning Gov. Christie's involvement in the settlement allowing ExxonMobil to pay $225 million for almost $9 billion in environmental damages.

Four Former NJ Governors Move to Block Pinelands Panel Nomination

3-3-15
Two Democrats and two Republicans draft a letter to the state Senate asking legislators to oppose the confirmation of Robert Barr.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.